S&C Critical Insights – Financing with a Conscience: The Growth of Sustainable Finance

September 18, 2019



In this episode, S&C Project Development & Finance Group partner Craig Jones discusses the evolution and recent developments in sustainable finance, which essentially encompasses any financial transactions that aim to promote desirable environmental and social outcomes. Craig is joined by S&C Associates Sam Saunders and Zyad Wright. A growing trend in Project Development & Finance, sustainable finance provides corporate clients with the option of accessing the private and public debt markets through green / sustainability bond issuances, green loans and sustainability linked loans. The market has hugely expanded over the past few years – with aggregate volumes of announced sustainability linked loans swelling over 300% from 2017 to 2018 - making it an innovative and exciting field for investors. As a new market, sustainable finance currently lacks extensive official regulation; however, over 90% of global green bond issuers comply with voluntary process guidelines.

Craig Jones is a Partner in S&C’s Project Development & Finance Group, based out of our London Office. He pursues a broad-based corporate practice with a focus on strategic financing, working on a wide range of financial transactions – from straight forward bilateral loan arrangements to highly structured project financing deals.
 
Sam Saunders is an Associate of S&C’s Project Development & Finance Group in the London Office who works on a range of Project Finance matters. Zyad Wright is a Trainee Solicitor in the London office.

S&C’s Project Development & Finance Group focuses on a range of industry shaping matters relating to the development and financing of natural resources, energy and infrastructure projects. The practice regularly handles high-stakes matters with an average financing of nearly three billion dollars. The Project Development & Finance Group advises clients globally.

S&C’s London Office is the second largest office in the firm, and serves as a jumping off point to the rest of Europe.
 
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