Companies can leverage their ESG performance to improve their bottom line and their company’s overall ESG performance through Sustainability Linked Loans (SLLs). SLLs give borrowers the opportunity to apply the loan toward general business purposes as the terms are tied solely to the borrowers ESG-related performance and not the use of proceeds or the projects financed. This flexibility has made the SLL a popular alternative to traditional capital raising and debt.
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Sustainalytics works with banks and companies to build the Sustainability Linked Loan Program. Our solutions are aligned to the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles and we work in-close collaboration with the borrower and the client to identify and track the ideal metrics that the Sustainability Linked Loan will be tied to.
Expand lending portfolios and meet firm-wide sustainability financing commitments
Incentivize corporate clients to improve their sustainability performance
Leverage credible third party ratings and opinions to accelerate lending process
Support positioning as sustainable finance leader
Assist to meet public commitments made for sustainable finance
Deeper relationship and engagement with customers
Access to discounted loan rates
Improve overall sustainability performance
Demonstrate sustainability commitment to stakeholder
Flexibility to use the funds for general corporate purposes
Deepen relationship and interactions with banks
Drive internal alignment across the business
Sustainalytics KPI-SPT Assessment Service
At Sustainalytics we also offer a KPI-SPT Assessment. The assessment is an evaluation of the relevance and materiality of an issuer’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and the ambitiousness of the associated Sustainable Performance Targets (SPTs) that can be considered as part of the potential sustainability-linked loan.
The final report is a non-public assessment and can be used by the issuer teams only for internal purposes
Final report will be a detailed KPI-SPT assessment in line with Sustainalytics’ SLB methodology
Option to Extend
Issuer can extend the engagements to a full Second Party Opinion within 12 months
No SPO commitment required.
The internal report can be used to inform Framework development process.
The assessment offered can be extended to a full SPO
The KPI-SPT has a quick turnaround time
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