Hang Lung Properties secures its first new sustainability-linked loan of HK$1 billion from DBS Hong Kong | 繁體

Hong Kong.08 Dec 2020
Hong Kong, 08 Dec 2020 - DBS Hong Kong announced today that Hang Lung Properties Ltd (“Hang Lung”) has secured a five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit facility of HK$1 billion from the bank. This is Hang Lung’s first new sustainability-linked loan originated with a bank and marks an important milestone for reinforcing the property developer’s commitment to long-term sustainability.

Hang Lung will be incentivized if it achieves pre-determined sustainability performance targets agreed with DBS Hong Kong. These targets include maintaining the property developer’s listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index each year, and achieving annual reduction in electricity intensity across parts of its portfolio While the loan proceeds can be used for general corporate funding purposes, Hang Lung aims to give priority to fund initiatives that drive its long-term sustainability performance.

Alex Cheung, Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking Group of DBS Hong Kong, said, “We are very pleased to be a part of this significant first for Hang Lung Properties, and are committed to supporting its sustainability aspirations. As businesses transition to a low-carbon economy, DBS remains committed to enabling long-term value for our customers.”

Hang Lung’s commitment and goal-driven approach to sustainability is embodied in its sustainability framework that focuses on four sustainability priority areas over the next ten years – Climate Resilience, Resource Management, Wellbeing, and Sustainable Transactions.  Over the years, Hang Lung's commitment to sustainability excellence has gained local and international recognition. Accolades include selection as a member of the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for three consecutive years since 2017, a 3-star performance and A-grade disclosure ratings under GRESB since 2018, and selection as a constituent of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index and Hang Seng (Mainland and Hong Kong) Corporate Sustainability Index with an AA rating.

DBS is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and is committed to driving progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in ways that are meaningful to its businesses. This includes acting on climate change by partnering with corporates in adopting responsible financing practices. Since 2018, DBS has provided sustainable financing amounting to about SG$15 billion.



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