Leveraged Loan Insight & Analysis – 9/16/2019

Sustainability-linked loan volume
dominates Green-ESG pipeline


Year to date, over US$83bn in global green and ESG linked loan volume has been announced, almost two times year ago levels. Of this total, over 80% or nearly US$67bn is in the form of sustainability or ESG linked loans. Amid global interdepence and heightened awareness of environmental risks as well as social and governance concerns, ESG metrics have come to the forefront of corporate valuations and in many cases deal structures.