Sustainability Linked Loans

Helping build Sustainability Linked Loan Programs

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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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Key Benefits

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.

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Expand lending portfolios and meet firm-wide sustainability financing commitments

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Incentivize corporate clients to improve their sustainability performance

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Leverage credible third party ratings and opinions to accelerate lending process

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Support positioning as sustainable finance leader

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Assist to meet public commitments made for sustainable finance

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Deeper relationship and engagement with customers

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Access to discounted loan rates

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Improve overall sustainability performance

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Demonstrate sustainability commitment to stakeholder

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Flexibility to use the funds for general corporate purposes

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Deepen relationship and interactions with banks

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Drive internal alignment across the business

Our Sustainability Linked Loans Offer 

 Opinions on KPI'sLicense our ESG Risk Rating
Part of company's strategy

Includes SLL Principles verification letter
Opinion based on ESG Risk Rating methodology
Independent and credible rating

Holistic view of overall ESG performance

Comparable across industries and companies

Annual update with change reports

Controversy alerts

Why Sustainalytics?

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A Single Market Standard

Consistent approach to ESG assessments across the investment spectrum.

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Award-Winning Research and Data

Firm recognized as Best ESG Research and Data Provider by Environmental Finance and Investment Week.

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End-to-End ESG Solutions

ESG products and services that serve the entire investment value chain.

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25+ Years ESG Expertise

350+ ESG research analysts across our global offices.

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Largest Second-Party Opinion Provider

As recognized by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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