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Sustainable Debt Finance: Trends and Opportunities in an Area of Accelerated Growth

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The amount of money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially in the past year, and as banks and investors increasingly turn their attention to ESG factors, companies are also increasing their focus on ESG. As part of this trend, ESG-type criteria are appearing with increasing prevalence in the bond and loan markets, and new opportunities within sustainable finance are opening up as a result of major financial institutions making their own commitments with respect to ESG criteria. In this report, we give an introduction to sustainable finance and take an in-depth look at “Green Bonds,” “Green Loans,” performance-specific sustainability linked debt instruments and an update on the evolving regulatory environment.

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Table of Contents

  • What the Sustainable Finance Landscape Means for Investors and Investments
  • “Green” Financing
  • Financing “Social” in ESG
  • Sustainability Linked Financing
  • EU Regulations: Demand Grows for More Credible Disclosures
  • Recent Issuances

This information is provided by Vinson & Elkins LLP for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice.