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 ESG IDP template will enhance transparency and consistency for both private companies and credit investors by providing a standard format for ESG-related disclosures.
The template offers private companies a baseline from which to develop their ESG reporting capacity. For investors, the ESG IDP template enhances their ability to identify industry-specific ESG risks in their credit portfolios and meaningfully compare data across alternative asset managers.
On 1 December 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 Miles Doe, together with the following:
- What's Trending Now
- What's Your View?
- Article Alert
- Legal & Regulatory News
LMA and CarbonChain release a joint article on the application of the Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles to trade finance
LMA and ELFA publish updated Guide for Company Advisors to ESG Disclosure in Leveraged Finance Transactions
The LMA is delighted to announce the publication of its second edition of the Guide for Company Advisors to ESG Disclosure in Leveraged Finance Transactions, produced in conjunction with the European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA).
The updated Guide incorporates two new chapters: ESG in the Private Debt Market; and a Guide to ESG Litigation, highlighting potential legal risks presented by the increased volume of ESG-related transactions and disclosures.
LMA releases a series of articles focusing on protecting the integrity of the sustainability linked loan (SLL) product.
This article sets out how parties can ensure that KPIs selected are able to withstand the scrutiny of the syndicate, and indeed the wider market and the press.
This article examines whether the fear of failing to hit sustainability performance targets may be stifling parties from setting the right level of ambition in the SLL market.
The article explores how the timeline for a transaction will inevitably be impacted when seeking to introduce a sustainability element to the deal.