DBS Hong Kong signs first green loan with Henderson Land for eligible green developments projects | 繁體

Hong Kong.27 Oct 2021.3 min read
Hong Kong, 27 Oct 2021 - DBS Hong Kong has recently signed a HK$1 billion three-year Green Term / Revolving Credit Facility agreement with Henderson Land Development Company Limited ("Henderson Land”) (Stock Code: 12) for the financing of eight eligible green development projects of Henderson Land in bid to accelerate the growth of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong. 

To be eligible for the facility, the projects must attain green building standards including but not limited to the precertification or certification of Platinum Certificate of LEED and Well Building Standard, or BEAM Plus with Gold rating or above. Such requirements are clearly set out in DBS’ Sustainable and Transition Finance Framework and Taxonomy[1], a reference incorporating responsible financing that guides clients to adapt and build resilience in the face of climate change and to achieve their sustainability agendas.

Mr. Alex Cheung, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking Group of DBS Hong Kong, said, “Following the issuances of green finance undertakings for Henderson Land’s Kai Tak project in March and April this year, DBS is delighted to extend our partnership to provide green loan for Henderson Land’s green development and investment projects. As a purpose-driven bank, DBS strives to bring our sustainability agenda to the fore by supporting our clients to transit to a low-carbon future.”

Mr. Andrew Fung Hau Chung, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Henderson Land Development Company Limited, said, “As a pioneer in green building and sustainable practices, our goal is to embed sustainability as an integral part of Henderson Land’s business. The green loan offered by DBS to develop certified green building projects will help strengthen our green portfolio and pathway to new ways of living and working for a sustainable future.”

[1] DBS launches world’s first sustainable and transition finance framework and taxonomy to help clients advance on sustainability agenda: https://www.dbs.com/newsroom/DBS_launches_worlds_first_sustainable_and_transition_finance_framework_and_taxonomy_to_help_clients_advance_on_sustainability_agenda


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