MAKE YOUR BOND ORANGE
The Orange Bond Initiative™ aims to create a more transparent and accountable framework for gender-lens investing, ultimately driving profound change towards global gender equality and women's empowerment.
In order for a bond - or any eligible financial instrument - to earn the coveted "Orange" certification, it must be certified by an approved verifier through the Shades of Orange Rating system to guarantee thorough compliance with the central Orange Bond Principles™.
The digitized SOR platform was devised to make this certification process seamless, accessible, and comprehensive for approved Orange Bond verifiers.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS
The Shades of Orange Rating leverages the proprietary IIX Values™ platform for impact measurement, confirmation, monitoring and decision-making. Since its launch in 2019, the tool has been used by more than 550 companies to assess their impact and has given a value to 1,600 voices at the last mile.
WHAT SHADES OF ORANGE WILL DO FOR YOU
Effective impact assessment tailored to your needs
Conduct impact measurement and confirmation for "Orange" compliance effectively (guaranteed alignment with Orange Bond Principles™) and efficiently (a fully digitized system for collecting information, aggregating data, generating score/rating)
Efficient system for engaging your stakeholders
Actively engage their stakeholders through the platform -- both upstream (issuers) and downstream (to the last-mile beneficiaries confirming on-the-ground impacts)
Enabler for enhanced market access
Grow their market access to issuers of sustainable/gender-lens capital through use of the platform and be listed as trained verifier
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