Green Loans


This practice note provides introductory information on green loans. It focuses on the Green Loan Principles (GLP) developed by the Asian Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA), the Loan Market Association (LMA), and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA), together with the associated guidance (GLP guidance). Green loans are any type of loan instrument made available exclusively to finance or refinance, in whole or in part, new and/or existing eligible green projects. The GLPs outline four core components of green loans that, when followed, can promote transparency and disclosure of information and integrity in the marketplace.