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ESG – Not as Easy as 1-2-3 (Part I)

By Tess Virmani. It is undeniable that “ESG” is the mot de jour – this amorphous concept is dominating conversations in financial markets and the…

Tess Virmani

Tess Virmani is Associate General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Public Policy of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA). Tess focuses on developing market…

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

LSTA Associate General Counsel, EVP of Public Policy, Tess Virmani will speak on the ESG panel at CeFPro’s 2021 Treasury and ALM Congress in New York.

Sustainability-Linked Loans and Sustainability-Linked Bonds – Trends and Perspectives

Sustainability-linked debt is a fast-growing asset class within the broader category of ESG-focused debt, with broad appeal to issuers that may not have appropriate projects to finance with traditional green bonds. The panel will discuss the development of this asset class, with the advent of sustainability-linked loans, and the emergence of sustainability-linked bonds; the challenges of sustainability-linked debt and the measures adopted to avoid “ESG-washing”; and specific features of sustainability-linked debt in the US, with a comparative view to Europe. Presented by Yair Galil, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Hillary H. Holmes, Partner & Co-Chair Capital Markets, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Ben Myers, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Tess Virmani, Associate General Counsel, EVP Public Policy, LSTA. Presentation and replay now available to LSTA members.

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