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

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)!



Spotlight on Guidance to the GLP and SLLP

We have released a spotlight interview with the APLMA and LSTA on the new guidances notes on the Green Loan Principles and Sustainability Linked Loan Principles that were released alongside the updated principles. The Guidance aim to provide market practitioners with clarity on the application of the Principles and promote a harmonised approach.

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

There has been an increasing amount of discussion over the term "transition". This spotlight will look at what the term means in relation to ESG financing, why it is important and what are the risks should transition not be supported. In this spotlight, Hannah Vanstone, Legal Associate - LMA, interviews Lili Hocke, Product Manager, Sustainable Finance Solutions - Sustainalytics.

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

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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Sustainability linked loans: an overview

Vanessa Harvard-Williams, Partner and Andrew Stanfield, Senior PSL - Linklaters

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Contact Us

Gemma Lawrence-Pardew

T +44 (0)20 7006 1372

gemma.lawrence-pardew@lma.eu.com

Save the date

LMA Syndicated Loans Conference

22 Septemeber 2020
QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE