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

LMA interview with Shell on their US$10bn revolving credit facility linked to Net Carbon Footprint target

On 12 November 2020, we made available a written interview that was conducted with Royal Dutch Shell plc on their December 2019 US$10bn revolving credit facility. The RCF links interest and fees paid on the RCF to Shell’s progress towards reaching its short-term Net Carbon Footprint intensity target.

New Glossary of Terms

Our new green and sustainable lending glossary will aid transparency of terms in this rapidly evolving area of the market. It covers, in alphabetical order, everything from carbon neutral to The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)!



Resources

Guidance on Sustainability Linked Loan Principles

This Guidance note should be read alongside the SLLP with the purpose of providing clarification on the practical application of the SLLP.

Guidance on Green Loan Principles

This Guidance note should be read alongside the GLP with the purpose of providing clarification on the practical application of the GLP.

Green Loan Principles (GLP)

The GLP have been developed by an experienced working party with a view to promoting the development and integrity of the green loan product.

Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP)

Sustainability linked loans aim to facilitate and support environmentally and socially sustainable economic activity and growth.

Video Content

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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