LendInvest launches Green Bond Framework
Property finance platform LendInvest has launched a Green Bond Framework, aligned with the ICMA Green Bond Principles and supported by a Second Party Opinion (“SPO”) from leading ratings agency S&P Global Ratings.
Net proceeds from the Green Bonds will be exclusively used to finance or refinance loans for eligible green projects including the construction and purchase of assets compliant with the high energy efficiency standards in the UK property market, or enhancements to improve the energy performance of existing properties.
The Framework was produced with the support of Allia C&C. We worked with LendInvest to develop their approach and ensure alignment of their practices with all four of the Green Bond Principles. We also assisted with the writing of the Framework to communicate a clear and compelling story to investors.
Hugo Davies, Chief Capital Officer at LendInvest, said:
“Given the built environment is responsible for a large proportion of emissions, it is imperative that our industry works to make real, tangible progress in improving energy efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of real estate. We are delighted that our Green Bond Framework will allow all types of investors to be at the forefront of this change as we seek to invest in retrofit projects through green bonds in the future.”
“Allia C&C’s support in developing the Framework and obtaining the SPO was invaluable. The team helped us to understand the Green Bond Principles and to align our plans and processes with them. They worked with us in every detail to produce this comprehensive document that gives a transparent account of how we will use and manage green bond proceeds, select projects and report on outcomes.”
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