Moody’s ESG Solutions Group announced today the appointment of Tobias Lindbergh as Senior Vice President – Sustainable Finance, responsible for heading Moody’s Second Party Opinion business in EMEA & APAC.

Moody’s provides SPOs for sustainable finance issuances including green, social and sustainability-linked bonds and loans, assessing the sustainability impact of the issuances’ proceeds and alignment to strategic frameworks and market standards. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to transfer its SPO business from Moody’s ESG Solutions Group (MESG) to Moody’s Investors Service (MIS).

In his new role, Lindbergh will be the regional head for Moody’s SPO Business in EMEA & APAC, leading the existing analytical team and expanding it to meet growing opportunities across the regions.

Lindbergh joins Moody’s after 14 years at Handelsbanken Capital Markets. For the past 9 years, he served as Head of Sustainable Finance at the Debt Capital Markets unit, where he built the company’s thematic debt advisory services, developed and launched several thematic loan offerings, expanded the firm’s thematic capital markets advisory service, and advised clients on regulatory developments in the EU. He has also previously held other roles at the firm, covering sectors including renewable energy, infrastructure, metals and mining, and pulp and paper.

Patrick Mispagel, Managing Director – Sustainable Finance at Moody’s ESG Solutions, said:

“Tobias brings over 14 years’ experience in sustainable finance and debt capital markets, which will be invaluable as we continue to enhance our capacity to provide Second Party Opinions to meet growing global market demand for independent views on the credentials of labeled sustainable debt.”