Rebecca Smith (CC '13). As a Consultant in Sustainability Bonds & Loans at Vigeo Eiris, Rebecca writes SPOs - Second Party Opinions, independent analysis of the sustainable aspect of financial instruments (bonds, loans) labeled as green or social. Or, as recently phrased in a training, assessing whether the projects to be financed are “cool from a sustainability perspective.” She does this in Vigeo Eiris, an ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) rating agency that recently joined Moody’s. Before that, she worked to create an NGO for sustainable infrastructure (Climate Infrastructure Partnership), and as a consultant in Smart Cities (anteverti), in Barcelona. She received her MA in Political Science from Central European University, and a BA in Sustainable Development from Columbia University.