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Greenhouse Gas Validation and Verification Services 

As voluntary and regulated carbon markets expand, organizations wishing to participate in these markets face a need for third-party assurance over greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions in order to establish carbon offsets or submit verified inventory reports.

Christopher I. Ridley-Thomas

Christopher I. Ridley-Thomas

President, KPMG Performance Registrar Inc.

604-691-3088

 KPMG Performance Registrar Inc. (PRI) offers training, validation, and verification services based on the ISO 14065 standard to assist companies in meeting the requirements of evolving GHG programs, including those already active in British Columbia and Alberta.
 
For further information on our validation and verification services, as well as publicly available information on our processes, including those for handling complaints and appeals, please contact:
 
Chris Ridley-Thomas
KPMG Performance Registrar Inc.
(604) 691-3088

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Sustainable Insight: Gearing up for green bonds

 

Sustainable Insight: Gearing up for green bonds

KPMG International has released a new guide, Sustainable Insight: Gearing up for green bonds [PDF 2.8 Mb], aimed at helping private and public sector organizations to overcome challenges commonly experienced when issuing green bonds. Green bonds are an increasingly attractive mechanism for organizations to raise capital to fund projects with an environmental benefit, such as renewable energy, low carbon transport or forestry projects. Eight years ago, green bonds did not exist, but fast forward to 2014 and the value of green bonds stood at more than US$53 billion outstanding.

 

The topic of green bonds is gaining attention in Canada, as many organizations are beginning to assess whether issuing a green bond is the right course of action and seek to understand the process involved.

 

Gearing up for Green Bonds addresses five key questions that organizations typically ask, including:

 

  1. Should we label our bond 'green'?
  2. How do we define what makes the bond 'green'?
  3. What should we report on after issuing the bond?
  4. What type of external assurance should we seek?
  5. How can we avoid accusation of 'greenwash'?

 

If you have any questions about this report or would like further information, please get in touch.

 

Additional Sustainable Insight publications can be downloaded here.