Published on 18th August 2021
RBS International supports Nordic Capital with €200m contribution to ESG-linked syndicated facility
The revolving credit facility will help to boost Nordic Capital’s sustainability target KPIs in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals and will have a direct impact to the organisation and its portfolio of companies.
This Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-linked facility provided by RBS International will support Nordic Capital in strengthening its ability to make a positive contribution to society through its investments.
Alongside the selective syndicate participating in the Facility, RBS International is deploying a penalty and reward mechanism for the facility to ensure UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) are upheld, increasing or decreasing the cost of the facility in line with goals, such as reducing its carbon footprint, improving gender equality at board level and demonstrating strong corporate governance. The ESG KPIs were introduced in Q2 2021.
Paul Tandy, Senior Director of Institutional Banking Jersey, RBS International said: “RBS International has built a strong relationship with Nordic Capital and is pleased to continue supporting the Fund Manager in its commitment to improve its ESG credentials in key areas such as climate, diversity, ethics and compliance ensuring responsible investment now and in the future. Scandinavia has long been a pioneer of green bonds and assets, and it’s great to see the rapid growth and popularity of ESG-linked investment facilities.”
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