Concordiste Joins the Growing List of Verifiers under the Global Climate Bonds Standard

Honorata Fijalka
October 2023
Foto by Marjan

Concordiste has become an approved verifier under the Climate Bonds Standard. The Global Climate Bonds Standard that is in line with EU Taxonomy, will help Concordiste’s new status as an Approved Verifier in driving green finance initiatives not only in the home country of Austria but also throughout the wider European region, Central Asia and the Middle East.

With this new accreditation, Concordiste is poised to significantly contribute to the growth and integrity of the burgeoning green bonds market in Austria and the European Union. Their verification capabilities will enable more issuers to qualify for Climate Bonds Certification, thereby increasing the pace of transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy.

“We are thrilled to welcome Concordiste as an approved verifier under our globally-recognised Climate Bonds Standard. The European Union is currently the world’s largest market for green finance. For Concordiste, this accreditation not only symbolises a commitment to rigorous, internationally-accepted standards but also opens up significant opportunities for furthering green finance initiatives in Austria and the wider region," said Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative.

In a statement about the achievement, Honorata Fijalka, CEO and founder of Concordiste remarked, "Joining the ranks of approved verifiers is not just an accolade for Concordiste; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to facilitating a greener, more sustainable future. Together with the Climate Bonds Initiative, we aim to elevate standards and inspire confidence in green investments."

The collaboration between Climate Bonds Initiative and Concordiste is a strategic step towards channelling more investments into sustainable projects and amplifying positive environmental impacts. It’s an indication of the collaborative power of international partnerships in accelerating the global transition to a sustainable and resilient future.

About Climate Bonds Initiative:
An investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy, Climate Bonds Initiative carries out market analysis, policy research, market development; advises governments and regulators; and administers a global Climate Bonds Standard & Certification Scheme. To learn more about the Climate Bonds Taxonomy, Certification Scheme, and its alignment with the EU Taxonomy.

Climate Bonds Standard and Certification is an overarching science-based, multi-sector certification scheme for investments – and now entities – that address the challenge of climate change and are consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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