Etihad raises $1.2bn in sustainability-linked loan

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Etihad raises $1.2bn in sustainability-linked loan

Admin 59 mins ago Local News, News Abu Dhabi / WAM Etihad Airways raised $1.2 billion in the first sustainability-linked loan (SLL) tied to environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in global aviation. The transaction is the largest sustainable financing in the airline’s history and follows two innovative aviation financing deals – a first-of-a-kindsustainability-linked transition sukuk in 2020 and a loan tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2019. Adam Boukadida, Chief Financial Officer at Etihad Aviation Group, said, “Etihad Airways has spearheaded sustainable financing in aviation, and we are proud to continue our innovative track record by being the first airline to secure a sustainability-linked ESG loan. Financing our operations in a way that supports both our planet and the people in our local communities is the natural next step of our financing strategy. “Our goals will have a real-world impact, and to underscore our accountability, we have committed to penalties, incentives of up to $5.5 million linked to our progress against key performance indicators.” Through our Greenliner programme, we are pursuing multiple sustainability-related initiatives at Etihad Airways to improve the environmental footprint of aviation, and green financing is a key part of our strategy.” Etihad Airways selected…

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