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 announces release of second module in new e-learning series on ESG issues and sustainable finance products

The LMA is pleased to announce the release of the second module in its three part series of e-learning modules focussing on ESG issues and sustainable finance products. The second module, 'Paving the Way for Sustainability', seeks to provide an insight into sustainability and its integration into mainstream finance, including the emergence of dedicated sustainable finance products as well as an overview of the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

ESG Monthly Newsletter November 2021

On 8 November we launched the latest edition of our ESG Monthly Newsletter, which includes a video round-up of the latest ESG news from the LMA and across the market by Elliot Slater, together with the following:

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

The LMA, APLMA and LSTA publish revised Sustainable Lending Glossary of Terms

We, together with the APLMA and LSTA, have published a newly updated 'Sustainable Lending Glossary of Terms', which seeks to promote the development, and use, of a common language surrounding sustainable lending across the globe. The evolving integration of sustainability into financial markets has paved the way for an expanded financial vocabulary and the updated document incorporates newly coined terms into the glossary.


UK Greening Finance Roadmap Overview

In this briefing, Allen & Overy provide an overview of the UK government's 'Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing' document which was published on the 18 October 2021 and outlines the support available to the financial services sector in aligning with the UK’s net zero commitment and wider environmental goals.

Guernsey and green finance

In this briefing, Bedell Cristin provide an overview of some recent green finance innovations in Guernsey, including the use of Guernsey Green Funds.

FCA proposes mandatory climate-related disclosures for asset managers, life insurers and FCA-regulated pension providers

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published proposals for asset managers, life insurers and FCA-regulated pension providers to be required to produce mandatory climate-change related disclosures. This Clifford Chance briefing explores the FCA's consultation published on 22 June 2021.

ESG CLOs: The opportunities and challenges

In this briefing, Matheson discuss the emerging trend of ESG-focused CLOs and some of the opportunities and challenges that may face market participants as they seek to bring their own ESG CLOs to the market.

Dasgupta Review: A Pathway for Action for the Financial Sector

The Green Finance Institute has launched the Dasgupta Review: A Pathway for Action for the Financial Sector, a set of 12 recommendations developed in partnership with the finance industry in response to the findings of the Dasgupta Review.

European Commission Finalises Taxonomy 'Technical Screening Criteria' For Climate Mitigation And Adaptation

The European Commission has finalised legislation containing the Technical Screening Criteria for climate mitigation and adaptation activities supporting the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy Regulation. This briefing by Clifford Chance looks at the finalised position.

Climate change litigation risk growing in UK

The growth of climate change-related litigation is becoming a risk which UK businesses of all types cannot afford to ignore. This briefing by Pinsent Masons discusses climate change litigation.

Video Content

ESG Monthly Update - Green Newsletter

November 2021 Update hosted by Elliot Slater

Talking Taxonomies: Part 2 – Technical screening criteria and beyond

With Chinyelu Oranefo – CMS


The Politics of ESG: Will action meet expectation?

With David Chmiel – Global Torchlight


An introduction to nature-related risk

With Hannah Vanstone – LMA & Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas OBE – Green Finance Institute


ESG trends in leveraged loans

With Gemma Lawrence-Pardew – LMA, Emma Norman – Invesco, Pathik Gandhi – Linklaters and Jacob Mi...


Spotlight on the Social Loan Principles

With Rosamund Barker - APLMA, Tess Virmani - LSTA, & Hannah Vanstone - LMA


Talking Taxonomies: Part 1 – the search for balance

With Chinyelu Oranefo – CMS


Innovation in Acquisition Financing: Europe's first ESG unitranche

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


Sustainability in the new world


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


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


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


Spotlight on Data - the missing piece?

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