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  • LMA exploring 'transition loan' label as sustainability-linked debt flounders

    28 March 2024

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) is exploring the creation of a label for loans that finance climate transition-themed projects or activities, as it considers how to drive more investment in 'hard-to-abate' sectors.

  • Green loans expected to take 'larger slice of pie' in 2024

    06 December 2023

    Sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) are expected to be the main driver of sustainable loans growth in 2024 despite green loans taking a "larger slice" of the market, the Loan Market Association (LMA) has revealed.

  • 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

  • Navigating sustainable finance standards: speaker Q&A

    10 May 2023

    In response to a recent Environmental Finance webinar on sustainable finance standards, we have hand-picked a selection of the audience questions for the panel to answer.

  • LMA publishes 'vital' sustainability-linked loan drafting model

    04 May 2023

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) has released a model legal text to support the drafting of sustainability-linked loans, which it described as a "vital" tool for the fast-growing market.

  • 'Greenwashing claims unlikely' in absence of clear definitions

    28 April 2023

    A 'maelstrom' of regulatory requirements on both sides of the Atlantic has not brought a clear definition of sustainability - which may spare investors from litigation, a webinar heard. Michael Hurley reports

  • Sustainability Linked Loan Principles update 'de-emphasises' financial incentives

    04 April 2023

    Updates to the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP) intentionally weakened language around financial "incentives" as it was believed to place the "wrong emphasis" on the point of the instrument, according to the Loan Market Association (LMA).

  • 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.

  • Sustainability-linked loan market 'moving away' from ESG ratings

    20 February 2023
  • Credit-focused harmonised ESG reporting tool launched

    08 November 2022

    A harmonised environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting tool for the private credit market has been launched which is intended to give private creditors a "bigger voice" during the investment process by improving data availability.