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Emma Russell, Deborah Low and Emily Fuller Author Chapter in 'Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2021'

December 21, 2020
Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Emma Russell and Deborah Low and Associate Emily Fuller authored a chapter in International Comparative Legal Guides’ (ICLG’s) publication titled “Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2021.”

Published by the Global Legal Group, the book covers common issues in environmental, social and governance (ESG) law, including principal sources of ESG pressure, integration of ESG into business operations and planning, finance and the impact of COVID-19 in multiple jurisdictions.

The Haynes and Boone lawyers authored a chapter titled “Incorporating Sustainability into Debt and Equity Financing,” which covers: sustainability-linked debt finance; green equity and debt finance; blue equity finance; socially conscious investments; and future challenges for ESG investment and financing. Here is an excerpt from the chapter.

“In recent times, environmental, social and governance concerns are being implemented into every aspect of a fund’s structure and life span, from fundraising to investing and even to obtaining lines of credit when managing liquidity. Several social and regulatory drivers have led to this increased awareness and pressure for funds to look at their ESG strategy, and consequently there has been a surge in interest in sustainability finance and green finance. Over the last financial year, it has become the hot topic in the funds finance market. Going forward, sustainability and ESG concerns will have a key role in high finance and we will see an increase in funds having a role as a borrower in relation to green loans or sustainability-linked finance (either structured as a subscription line or leveraged financing), but also as a provider of finance for green and blue projects.”

To read the chapter, click here. (Registration required)

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