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EQT : continues to accelerate portfolio companies' ESG performance
|11/19/2020 | 04:01am|
· EQT launches its second ESG-linked Subscription Credit Facility ("SCF"), now within the Infrastructure business line, partnering with a strong syndicate of global financial institutions
· The SCF is a further example of EQT's commitment to future-proofing companies and way of aligning the interest of its investors with the broader community by incentivizing portfolio companies' Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") performance
· The SCF is currently at
EQT is continuously exploring systematic ways of making a positive impact by future-proofing companies and integrating ESG throughout all aspects of its operations. Today, EQT is proud to announce the launch of a new ESG-linked Subscription Credit Facility (the "SCF" or "bridge facility") to the Infrastructure business line.
The bridge facility, which is currently at
The SCF will be coupled with an innovative pricing model designed to inspire and incentivize portfolio companies to improve their performance in the areas of i) gender equality on the board of directors and ii) renewable energy transition, supported by iii) a fundamental sustainability governance platform.
The pricing mechanisms are directly linked to EQT's societal ambitions around diversity and climate as well as EQT's proven governance model and strong commitment to transparency and accountability. The aggregated results from the portfolio companies' ESG efforts will be compared with pre-set KPI targets and eventually impact the ESG-bridge facility's interest rate. In other words, the more ESG progress the portfolio companies demonstrate, the better the financing terms the fund will receive. At the same time, as targets are fulfilled, the societal impact will be substantial, effectively improving female board representation to 40% and the use of renewable electricity to 85% across the portfolio companies.
Therése Lennehag, Head of Sustainability at EQT, added: "This new bridge facility demonstrates how private equity can play an instrumental role as a catalyst of change, moving the entire financial community to stimulate more sustainable businesses. As a leading market player, EQT always aims to lead by example, future-proofing companies and making a positive impact".
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