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The report found significant variation in key performance indicators and the ambition level of sustainability performance targets.
'The integration of ESG factors into leveraged finance investing is continuing at pace, evolving to be much closer to that of public equity markets,' said ELFA chief executive officer Sabrina Fox.
Carlyle, EQT, Infrared and BPEA give their predictions for the sustainability-linked loan market in 2022.
ESG and sustainability are now being worked into deal documentation, but it may take a while before the private debt industry is seen to be truly making a difference.
Executives from four firms that have broken ground in the space – Carlyle, EQT, BPEA and InfraRed – discuss the future of sustainability-linked debt facilities with New Private Markets.
Private debt managers had been wondering how they could exert ESG influence over portfolio companies. This is the year they saw the light.
Arcmont has released a guide to structuring sustainability-linked loans as it joins the likes of Ares, Amundi and Barings in offering margin discounts linked to ESG KPIs.
Investors have concerns over what is happening in the broadly syndicated loan space. The private debt market must learn the lessons.
The firm is gathering carbon emissions data across its portfolio and plans to put ESG into deal sourcing with new director Allegra Day.
The unitranche facility also requires the company to obtain an annual carbon emissions assessment with a third party expert.

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