- 25 January 2024LMA publishes second edition of external review guidance
We are delighted to announce the publication of the second edition of the ‘External Review Guidance for Green, Social and Sustainability-linked Loans’, produced in collaboration with the APLMA and LSTA.
- 19 December 2023LMA publishes 'An Introduction to Green Loan Frameworks'
We are delighted to announce the publication of 'An Introduction to Green Loan Frameworks' (the Guide), an educational piece offering direction on green loan frameworks, as referenced in the February update of the Green Loan Principles (GLP).
- 08 November 2023LMA publishes joint guide 'Getting Started in Sustainable Finance' with ACT
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new introductory guide to sustainable finance, 'Getting Started in Sustainable Finance', produced in conjunction with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Intended for use by new entrants to the sustainable lending market, this guide describes the background to the emergence of sustainable lending, the global commitments driving the sustainability agenda, the range of products on offer and further resources at hand to help.
- 03 November 2023Sustainable Finance for Social Housing
We are delighted to have co-authored an article with Trowers & Hamlins focussing on sustainable finance for social housing.
This article explores the potential benefits of the use of green, social, and sustainability-linked loans in the social housing sector, and focusses on some of the related challenges and opportunities for market participants.
- 01 November 2023Sustainable Finance in the Mid-Market
We are delighted to have released an article today focussing on mid-market sustainable finance, following a Regional Early Evening Seminar which we co-hosted with Browne Jacobson on 13 September 2023.
- 12 October 2023LMA Launches Sustainability-Linked Loan Term Sheet Provisions
The LMA has today published the term sheet to accompany its model provisions for sustainability-linked loans (SLLs). Contained in Part 8 of the Term Sheet for Leveraged Acquisition Finance Transactions (Term Sheet), the draft sustainability-linked loan terms can be inserted into the body of the Term Sheet or, as with the LMA's Draft Provisions for Sustainability-Linked Loans, be adapted for use in conjunction with the LMA's other recommended forms.
- 05 October 2023LMA Publishes Updated Best Practice Guide to Sustainability-Linked Leveraged Loans
The LMA, in conjunction with the European Leveraged Finance Association, is delighted to announce the publication of the updated Best Practice Guide to Sustainability-Linked Leveraged Loans (SLLLs, and the Guide).
- 27 September 2023Financing Sustainability in Shipping
We are delighted to have co-authored an article with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP focussing on financing sustainability in shipping.
Shipping plays a critical role in facilitating efficient global trade and underpins the international economy. There are, however, a number of social and environmental issues which the industry will have to address. This article explores how the sustainability-linked loan product can be, and already is being, used in the context of shipping financing transactions to address these issues and align with the direction of regulatory changes designed to stimulate a more efficient industry.
- 06 June 2023Financing a Sustainable Future for Aviation
The LMA is delighted to have co-authored an article with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP focussing on financing a sustainable future for the aviation industry.
Aviation is essential for global mobility, but is a ‘hard-to-abate’ sector, meaning it is prohibitively costly or impossible to transition to net zero with currently available abatement technology. This article explores how the sustainability-linked loan product can be, and already is being, used in the context of aviation financing transactions to catalyse the transition to a more sustainable future.
- 04 May 2023LMA publishes model provisions for sustainability-linked loans
We have published model provisions for sustainability-linked loans (SLLs). These model provisions look to provide a proposed form of draft SLL provisions for inserting into LMA loan documentation, which are aligned with our Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles and accompanying Guidance notes.
- 04 June 2021New ESG Diligence Questionnaire Published
We are delighted to announce the publication of our first ESG Diligence Questionnaire: "ESG Diligence Questionnaire – Asset Manager". This Questionnaire was developed together with the LSTA and ELFA and our respective working groups and is designed to be completed by asset managers and shared with investors.
- 27 May 2021The LMA, APLMA and LSTA publish updated Sustainability Linked Loan Principles and accompanying guidance
Following the launch of the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) in March 2019, there has been a staggering increase in the volume of sustainability linked loans seen across the syndicated loan market. The APLMA, LMA and LSTA have therefore taken this opportunity to reflect on recent market trends and are delighted to announce the publication of a revised version of the SLLP and accompanying Guidance on Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP Guidance).