• 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.

  • 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

  • ELFA, LMA update ESG leverage finance disclosure guide

    20 October 2022

    Two trade associations have updated their environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure guidance for the leveraged finance industry, including a new chapter on ESG litigation risk.

  • 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'.

  • Risk of getting sustainability-linked loan structures wrong is 'very real'

    29 April 2021

    The risk of getting the structure of sustainability-linked loans (SLL) wrong is "very real," warned two loan market industry associations, as they caution that "inappropriately" formulated loans should not "take root" in Europe.