R&I evaluates whether the funding for which the use is specified is sustainability finance. Sustainability finance refers to financing which has both characteristics of green finance and social finance.
(*1) Includes the sponsor of the project and the originator of the securitized project, etc.
ESG-related services is not the Credit Rating Business, but one of the Ancillary Businesses (businesses excluding Credit Rating Service but are ancillary to Credit Rating Activities) as set forth in Article 299, paragraph (1), item (xxviii) of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Financial Instruments Business, etc. With respect to such business, relevant laws and regulations require measures to be implemented so that activities pertaining to such business would not unreasonably affect the Credit Rating Activities, as well as measures to prevent such business from being misperceived as the Credit Rating Business.