UK GREEN INVESTMENT BANK PLC

Adoption Date: 2 December 2013
Country of Headquarters: UK
Region of Headquarters: Europe
Institutional Reporting Hyperlink: http://www.greeninvestmentbank.com/governance/governance-documents/annual-reports
Current EPFI Reporting Year/Period: 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2016
EPFI Reporting in Compliance: Yes

 

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PROJECT FINANCE ADVISORY SERVICES


Total number mandated in the reporting period: 0

PROJECT FINANCE TRANSACTIONS


Total number that reached financial close in the reporting period: 2

Totals
0
2
0
Sector
Category A
Category B
Category C
Mining


Infrastructure
1
Oil & Gas


Power
1
Others


Region
Category A
Category B
Category C
Americas


Europe, Middle East & Africa
2
Asia Pacific


Country Designation
Category A
Category B
Category C
Designated1
2
Non-Designated


Independent Review
Category A
Category B
Category C
Yes
2
No


Totals
0
2
0

1Designated Countries are those countries deemed to have robust environmental and social governance, legislation systems and institutional capacity designed to protect their people and the natural environment. For the list of Designated Countries, go to: http://www.equator-principles.com/index.php/ep3/designated-countries


PROJECT NAME REPORTING FOR PROJECT FINANCE TRANSACTIONS (APRIL 2015 - MARCH 2016 ONLY)

No. Project Name
Sector
Host Country Name/ Project Location Year of Financial Close
1 Blackcraig Wind Farm Power UK 2015
2 Gloucestershire Waste PPP Infrastructure UK 2016

 

PROJECT-RELATED CORPORATE LOANS


Total number that reached financial close in the reporting period: 0

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES

Our environmental and social risk appetite is considered as an integral part of GIB’s risk framework, which is reviewed and approved by the Audit and Risk Committee of the Board. Details of GIB’s risk framework can be found in the Audit and Risk Committee report in our full Annual Report (available from www.greeninvestmentbank.com/governance/governance-documents/annual-reports).

The Green Investment Policy and the Responsible Investment Policy (available from www.greeninvestmentbank.com/green-impact), together with our Green Investment Handbook (available from www.greeninvestmentbank.com/green-impact/green-investment-handbook), set out our approach to assessment, monitoring and reporting of environmental and social risk, including the incorporation of Equator Principles.

Our in-house Green Team works with the Investment Banking team to analyse every proposed investment in line with the requirements of the Equator Principles (in addition to our Green and Responsible Investment Policy suite). This includes screening all new investments for Equator Principles applicability, categorisation of projects in accordance with Principle 1, and assessing investments for compliance with all remaining applicable Principles. Where investments are screened as being Equator Principles-applicable, we also seek external advice from technical advisors on Equator Principles compliance.

Our Green Team comprises five environmental and sustainability specialists. Each Green Team member is allocated responsibility for specific investment sectors – these include offshore wind, waste, bio-energy, energy efficiency, onshore renewables, and international. Working alongside colleagues from the Investment Banking, Risk, Compliance, Legal, and Portfolio Investment Management teams, this integrated team ensures the projects are appropriately categorised, assessed, covenanted and monitored.