Promoting growth and innovation in the sustainable and green lending markets
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:
- introducing guidance documentation around the role and responsibilities of a sustainability coordinator;
- exploring the concept of transition finance and how existing sustainability frameworks can be amended to financially support a company's transition;
- supporting the G20 sustainable finance working group in identifying efficient ways of integrating sustainability into the loan market;
- exploring ways to support parties gathering information needed to make their various regulatory ESG submissions.
The LMA launches guidance on the application of the Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles in real estate finance and real estate development finance
The LMA is delighted to announce the launch of a new guide to the application of the Sustainability-Linked-Loan Principles (SLLP) in real estate finance (REF) and real estate development finance (the Guide).
The Guide seeks to provide practical sector-specific guidance in relation to the application of the SLLP to REF and real estate development finance sustainability-linked loan transactions, setting out some of the key considerations for borrowers, finance parties and their respective advisors when looking to align any such transactions to the SLLP.
On 4 May 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?
- Legal & Regulatory News
The LMA, APLMA and LSTA publish two new ESG guidance documents to support the development of green, social, and sustainability-linked loans
The first of these documents, 'Guidance for Green, Social, and Sustainability-Linked Loans External Reviews', is intended to provide best practice guidance on the external review process for borrowers, lenders, external reviewers and other stakeholders in the loan market.
The second guidance document, 'Guidance on Social Loan Principles', is designed to sit alongside the Social Loan Principles (SLP). This guidance is intended to provide greater clarity for market participants with regards to the requirements of the Social Loan Principles, and covers a number of frequently asked questions in relation to social loans.