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Ethical Property Company secures finance from Lloyds’ green scheme

A £27m facility will be used by the business, which rents space to charities and social enterprises, to back its growth plans and a London office development.

Sustainable lending is gaining traction

Lenders stand to benefit from the growth of an ethical real estate finance market, beyond the obvious reasons.

M&G launches debt impact fund

The fund will focus on making debt investments that provide environmental or social benefits.

The benchmark holding lenders to ESG targets

A loan deal between ING and Gecina is the first to be indexed on its GRESB rating.

Berlin Hyp raises €500m in fifth green bond

The senior 10-year notes carry a 1.5% coupon.

WDP raises €100m through debut green bond

US insurer MetLife backs the firm’s drive for sustainability as sole investor in the privately placed issue.

Major Paris loan goes green

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Natixis Assurances obtain Europe’s first Climate Bond Certified label for a €480m debt facility to fund the development of the DUO towers.

Lloyds writes first green development loan

Lloyds Bank has signed the first development finance deal under its green lending initiative, providing a £39.9 million (€45.3 million) loan to BlackRock Real Estate.

Lloyds writes green pub loan

Lloyds Bank has chosen the UK pub industry for the latest loan to be issued through its Green Lending Initiative, which grants reduced pricing for loans to assets that hit agreed sustainability criteria.

Deutsche Hypo raises €500m in green bond debut

German bank Deutsche Hypo has placed its first ‘green’ Pfandbrief, raising €500 million through the issue of a six-year bond with a coupon of 0.125 percent.

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