Sustainable Lending

Promoting growth and innovation in the sustainable and green lending markets

Sustainable Lending

Sustainability is increasingly at the forefront of strategic planning. We are dedicated to promoting growth and innovation in the sustainable and green lending markets, and invite you to join with us in this global project. Our current initiatives include:

  • standardisation of various documentation and clauses to support ESG market;
  • developing standard set of material disclosure topics in conjunction with ELFA and the UN PRI;
  • supporting Green Finance Institute in identifying the role of finance in the retrofitting and development of low-carbon UK homes;
  • assisting the drafting of ISO's standards on green debt instruments; and
  • participating in various ICMA working groups.

Latest News

ESG Monthly Newsletter April 2021

On 8 April we launched the latest edition of our ESG Monthly Newsletter, which includes a video round-up of LMA activity in the ESG space by Hannah Vanstone, together with the following:

  • What's Trending Now
  • What's Your View?
  • Documentation Update
  • Briefings
  • Virtual Events
  • Legal & Regulatory News

The LMA and the ELFA release insights report on ESG-linked margin ratchets in leveraged loans

On 7 April 2021, the LMA and the ELFA published an insights report entitled 'Are ESG margin ratchets saving the planet, or saving borrowers money?'. The insights report covers the current state of ESG-linked provisions in the leveraged finance market, as well as looking at how the industry can respond and details of next steps, and how to get involved.

European Banking Authority Proposes Green Asset Ratio as Key Performance Indicator for Banks under EU’s Sustainable Disclosure Requirements

On March 1 2021, the European Banking Authority published advice to the European Commission on the disclosure requirement on environmentally sustainable activities in accordance with Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation.

This Legal Update by Mayer Brown provides further detail.

Briefings

Business & Human Rights Update: EU Supply Chain Directive proposals

As the risk and impact of business human rights and other ESG failings become ever more apparent, the EU's plan for a mandatory supply chain due diligence regime gains pace. In this briefing, Travers Smith analyse the scope and impact of the current EU proposals, as well as key timings and next steps.

EBA Proposes Green Asset Ratio as KPI for Banks under EU’s Sustainable Disclosure Requirements

On March 1 2021, the European Banking Authority published advice to the European Commission on the disclosure requirement on environmentally sustainable activities in accordance with Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation. This Legal Update by Mayer Brown provides further detail.

Video Content

ESG Monthly Update - Green Newsletter

April 2021 Update hosted by Hannah Vanstone

Talking Taxonomies: Part 1 – the search for balance

With Chinyelu Oranefo – CMS

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Innovation in Acquisition Financing: Europe's first ESG unitranche

With Gemma Lawrence-Pardew – LMA & Alice Foucault – BaringsWith

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Sustainability in the new world

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Sustaining sustainability: have the foundations been laid for a green recovery?

From the LMA Syndicated Loans virtual conference (22-23 September 2020).

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Spotlight on Understanding the Challenge of TCFD Recommendations

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Spotlight on transition finance: bridging the gap between green and brown

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The EU Taxonomy – what is it and what might it mean for the loan market?

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Spotlight on Guidance to the GLP and SLLP

Rosamund Barker, APLMA; Tess Virmani, LSTA; and Gemma Lawrence-Pardew, LMA

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Spotlight on Data - the missing piece?

This webinar lasts approx 20 minutes and is an interview with Todd Arthur Bridges, Partner and Global Head ...

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