Home » Heimstaden Bostad establishes green and sustainability-linked financing framework

Heimstaden Bostad establishes green and sustainability-linked financing framework

by Liam Turner
Envirovent reveals its 'Roadmap to Net-Zero' by 2030

Heimstaden Bostad has established a combined green and sustainability-linked financing framework to enable the issuance of green and sustainability-linked financing instruments.

Heimstaden Bostad says the framework will support it to achieve its climate targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with 42% by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement’s ambition to limit global warming to 1.5˚C.

The roadmap to reach the targets has been validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

The green financing element of the framework identifies three eligible categories for future investments: development or acquisition of buildings, major renovations of existing buildings, and energy efficiency measures.

The sustainability-linked financing element specifies a Sustainability Performance Target for the Key Performance Indicator relating to mentioned greenhouse gas emission target.

‘Real action’

Adam Lindh, head of Treasury at Heimstaden, said: “The gravity of the climate crisis calls for real action from the global community.

“We are committed to take a leading role in the efforts of transitioning the property sector to a low-carbon and environmentally sustainable society.

“The combined green and sustainability-linked framework enables us to allow investors to be part of this transition.”

ESG rating agency Sustainalytics concluded in a Second Party Opinion that Heimstaden Bostad’s Green and Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework is credible and impactful, and aligns with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles 2021, Green Loan Principles 2021, Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles 2020, and Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles 2022.

Sustainalytics said it also believes that the activities and projects to be financed under the framework will be carried out in alignment with the EU Taxonomy’s Minimum Safeguards.

Heimstaden Bostad is a European residential real estate company with around 158,000 homes across nine countries and a property value of SEK 345 billion (c.£27bn).

Read next: Contech start-up Mercator AI secures $3.75m in new seed funding

Are you a building professional? Sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP to upload news stories, post job vacancies, and connect with colleagues on our secure social feed.

Leave a Comment

Related News

Online building news, features and opinions

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More