Social Loans


This practice note provides introductory information on social loans. It focuses on the Social Loan Principles (SLP) 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 (SLP guidance). Social loans are used solely to finance or refinance, in part or in full, projects that attain positive social welfare or benefits or serve the greater good. The SLPs outline four core components of social loans that, when followed, can promote transparency and disclosure of information and integrity in the marketplace.