• Ground-breaking 'Transition Loan Principles' expected by November

    03 July 2024

    With formal principles on the horizon, the 'transition loan' market could be on the cusp of a new era - a dramatic step-change that could extend into the bond market. Ahren Lester reports

  • External reviews are the 'main sticking point' for sustainable loan deals

    30 October 2023

    Updated guidance on external reviews is being readied, the Loan Market Association's Gemma Lawrence-Pardew tells Ahren Lester

  • Green, Social and Sustainability-linked Loan Principles updated

    24 February 2023

    Three trade associations have published the latest updates to their sustainable loan principles, including tightened guidance around annual target setting and reporting for sustainability-linked loans.

  • LMA urges vigilance on 'a la carte' sustainability-linked loans

    08 July 2022

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) said that the sustainability-linked loan (SLL) label should be "earnt, not handed over," as the trade association warned against the development of 'sustainability à la carte'.

  • People moves 27 May: BlackRock, Just Climate, Candriam, Bridgepoint and more...

    27 May 2022
  • External verification mandatory in updated Sustainability Linked Loan Principles

    01 June 2021

    External verification is now required under the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) following an update, with the voluntary standards published by three industry associations also tightening guidance on sustainability performance targets.

  • Social Loan Principles launched by industry associations

    13 April 2021

    Social Loan Principles (SLP) have been published by the trio of industry associations that administer the widely used voluntary principles for green and sustainability-linked loans.

  • ESG financing: cheaper than conventional financing or too expensive to ignore?

    31 December 2019

    Greater demand for sustainable investment products could lead to pricing advantage, argues Neil Caddy

  • Sustainable loan principles ‘key to unlocking gargantuan financing needs’

    02 May 2019

    Recently-launched Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles (SLLPs) are ‘key to supplying the gargantuan amount of financing’ required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, White & Case has argued.

  • Sustainability-linked loan principles launched

    22 March 2019

    The launch of a set of Sustainability Linked Loan Principles has been hailed as a “critical development” for incentivising borrowers to improve their sustainability performance.