• ESG private credit reporting project aims to bolster SFDR alignment

    14 August 2023

    The ESG Integrated Disclosure Project (ESG IDP) has welcomed the "positive reaction" from loan market participants to its template for private credit sustainability reporting, as it looks to bolster alignment with the EU SFDR.

  • LSTA publishes 'first-of-kind' sustainability-linked loan guidance

    24 February 2023

    The Loan Syndications & Trading Association (LSTA) has published guidance on legal documentation for US sustainability-linked loans (SLLs), including comments on 'sleeping' SLLs and guidance on the role of a sustainability coordinator.

  • LSTA readies sustainability-linked loan drafting guidance

    01 February 2023

    Guidance for drafting sustainability-linked loan (SLL) documents from the Loan Syndications & Trading Association (LSTA) is expected to be finalised this month, including specific provisions around so-called 'sleeping SLLs'

  • Don't let 'sleeping SLLs' lie

    12 October 2022

    The LSTA is finalising best practice guidelines to help tackle 'sleeping SLLs', writes Ahren Lester

  • Credit-focused harmonised ESG reporting tool launch imminent

    10 October 2022

    The launch of a harmonised environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting tool for the credit market being developed by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and two trade associations is expected in the next few weeks.

  • 'Vital' ESG credit harmonisation project launched

    01 April 2022

    Two credit industry associations are joining with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to develop a "vital" environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting template for the credit market, expected to be published in the spring.

  • 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.

  • Sustainability-linked loans webinar: Leveraged loans could be next frontier

    08 July 2020

    Institutional investors are ready to provide an exciting new source of growth for the sustainability-linked loan market, Michael Hurley writes

  • Sustainability-linked loans 'now more popular than green loans'

    09 October 2019

    Issuance of sustainability-linked loans (SLLs) is outstripping that of green loans this year, according to the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA).