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IG Verifier, a division of Invest Green Inc.
IG Verifier’s mission is to provide quality independent Second Party Opinion services to green bond issuers, underwriters, and investors. By doing so IG Verifier’s objective is to be a catalyst in helping develop the green bond market in Alberta, Canada.
Alberta is home to a large number of high emitter industries. Alberta is also home to some of the best wind and solar resources in North America. The Alberta government, via the Climate Leadership Plan, is planning on developing more renewable energy capacity, to the tune of 5000 MW of RE by 2030. As part of the Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework 2017 stakeholders identified that “significant new financial resources, invested effectively and efficiently, are required from multiple partners over long time periods”.
Green Bonds, of which there have been none issued in Alberta to date (September 2018), are a finance mechanism ideally suited for helping finance the goal of 5000 MW of renewable energy.
Verification is the catalyst which makes the green bond market work. IG Verifier, by offering local expertise and Second Party Opinion services can help build a robust green bonds market in Alberta, thereby helping create economic diversity and a better balance between high and low carbon emitting industries.
“Second Party Opinion”
This is a basic external review that confirms a bond issues’ adherence to the GBP.
Being local to Alberta, IG Verifier has a history of research into corporate environmental initiatives and government policy here in Alberta to reference. Local market knowledge is an important material factor for determining a second opinions that impact green bond assessments.
Our Second Party Opinion services are offered to issuers, underwriters, and investors.
Controversies can sink an issue and embarrass an investor or an underwriter. IG Verifier has a focus on green bonds to be issued in Alberta. Alberta is a large carbon emitter jurisdiction full of controversy at this time given global initiatives, global warming, and a potential low carbon industrial future. As such it is imperative that controversies be broached and discussed so that potential investors in potential green bonds issued here in Alberta are as informed as possible concerning potential controversies.
IG Verifier is a local Alberta company aware of environmental, social, economic and political issues in Alberta. Management and reviewer staff are graduates of NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program, hence conversant about clean techs and capable of doing quantitative analysis of environmental impacts.HOME PAGE, BONDS, Contact