The existence of a Sustainability Structuring Agent or Sustainability Coordinator (terms are interchangeable) has become a common feature of SLLs. While practice around how these parties are engaged may vary, this document offers model provisions relating to the SSA role that can be included in a US-style engagement letter if one is executed. The provisions clearly describe the SSA’s role as one similar to a loan arranger with the SSA using commercially reasonable efforts to assist the borrower in its development and structuring of sustainability-linked loan features for inclusion in the relevant loan. The role described in the SSA inserts ends once the loan is originated.
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