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A DNV Second Party Opinion (SPO) provides an independent assessment of the accuracy and integrity of a biodiversity finance that is used for strategic decision making by investors.
A DNV Second Party Opinion (SPO) provides an independent assessment of the accuracy and integrity of a bond, loan or framework that is used for strategic decision making by investors related to Nature based finance.
Biodiversity finance is critical for delivering the transformative changes needed to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The work examines how to scale up public and private finance for biodiversity, enhance the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity financing and better track biodiversity-relevant financial flows. This also considers how to address the distributional implications of biodiversity policies and finance for countries with the corporates contributing to manage the risk and use of proceed to for Nature based Solutions and Natural infrastructures development.
Using our DNV Eligibility Assessment Protocol, we are able to offer SPOs against a range of principles and guidance documents, namely:
- ICMA Green Bond Principles
- ICMA Sustainability Bond Guidelines
- ICMA Green Bond Guideline for Biodiversity Impact Reporting
- LMA Green Loan Principles