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Sustainable Finance Framework
Newbridge was delighted to have advised Essex-based housing association CHP with the creation of its Sustainable Finance Framework.

Benefits to the client
The framework represents an important tool for CHP in supporting it to achieve ambitious environmental and social targets. Future financing will play a key role in meeting these targets and the framework facilitates the formal connection to debt being linked to ESG.  

It received external accreditation from Sustainalytics, which gives lenders as well as investors confidence that the framework aligns with industry standards.

Newbridge role
Newbridge has supported a number of clients in establishing their frameworks, a prerequisite to labelling a listed debt instrument as green, social or sustainable. It also can be used for Private Placements as well as Term Loans and Revolving Credit Facilities.

Project leads

Chris Evans

Director

“I'm thrilled to issue our first Sustainable Finance Framework. Supported by Newbridge, we've set ourselves some bold and transparent ESG objectives, and I'm looking forward to working with our lenders and investors to bring these to life.“

Rich Wilsher, Head of Corporate Finance, CHP

Insights

Newbridge’s Partner for Regeneration and Development, will be co-chairing a panel at UKREiiF in Leeds to explore what has been accomplished so far at Meridian Water in Enfield.

Newbridge’s Regeneration and Development Team is advising Enfield Council on the procurement of a development partner to deliver up to 600 new homes at Meridian 13.

Newbridge chaired a roundtable between housing associations and three leading funders to explore the potential positive impact of SLLs in the social housing sector.