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Sustainable finance ESG Linked loans

Sustainability-linked loans

Following the success of the sustainability bonds and loans market which is geared towards financing specific projects, banks and borrowers are now showing growing interest in responsible borrowing based on the unspecified use of proceeds (mainly RCF*). These sustainability-linked loans (or ESG-linked loans) incentivise companies to improve their ESG performance by directly linking the financial terms of a loan to predetermined sustainability targets.

*RCF : Revolving Credit Facility

Our offer

Your need


your financial information with a third-party opinion on your ESG performance


your ESG performance to banks through material indicators and qualified evidence


your commitment to innovation and sustainable development

Unite your team

around meaningful financing projects

Our approach & solutions

Depending on the nature of the borrowing mechanism (ESG score, indicators), we either evaluate the ESG performance of the borrower or the relevance of the associated indicators and targets.

Solution 1: loan linked to the ESG score

Providing an annual ESG rating and a one-page summary with key figures.

Option: annual presentation of performance via webinar or on-site meeting.

Solution 2: loan linked to specific KPI(s)

Delivering our annual opinion on selected ESG KPI(s).

Assessing the disclosure relevance, consistency and significance of the KPI(s), in line with the Loan Market Association’s Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles.

Why V.E?

Leader player in the green, social and sustainability bond market

Stable and consistent ESG methodology enabling comparison of performance over time; built entirely around international standards & guidelines such as SASB, CDP and GRI

Quality management system of our unsolicited ESG ratings certified to ISO 9001 : 2015 standard

15+ years experience delivering solicited and unsolicited sustainability ratings


Benjamin Cliquet
Head of ESG Linked loans services

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You will find below the list of our clients.

Akfen RE | ESG Score | Turkey

Avangrid | KPIs |US | En

Danone | ESG Score | France

FerreyCorp | ESG Score | Peru | En

Gestamp | ESG Score | Spain | En

HERA | KPIs | Italy | En

Iberdrola | KPIs | Spain | En

Iberdrola | KPIs | Spain | En

MAPFRE | ESG Score | Spain | En

Red Eléctrica de España | ESG Score | Spain | En

SSE | ESG Score | UK | En

Zorlu Enerji | ESG Score | Turkey

Atlantic Copper | ESG Score | Spain | En

CIE Automotive | ESG Score | Spain | En

FUNO | KPIs | Mexico | En