Achilles has over 30 years of experience helping firms comply with the highest environmental, regulatory and ethical standards. Our data supports businesses to shape, verify and monitor their sustainability strategies and access the benefits of Sustainability Linked Loans.
In the fast-evolving landscape of business finance, meeting sustainability goals is not just a moral imperative; it’s a financial necessity. However, traditional loans often fall short in aligning with these goals, leaving borrowers facing challenges such as:
The Sustainability-Linked Loans (SLLs) market is experiencing unprecedented growth, projected to surge from $143 billion in 2019 to a staggering $17,311 billion by 2026.
As sustainable linked loans become increasingly integral to capital management, companies are recognising their strategic importance. Unlike Green and Social Loans, SLLs offer a versatile solution for general corporate purposes, providing borrowers with a range of advantages:
Lower Interest Rates
Reduce Credit Risk
Achilles’ Sustainable Finance offering is versatile, guiding your path to unlock the benefits of sustainable finance with a comprehensive and holistic approach. Through 30 years of experience, we empower you to distinguish your business in the market as you pursue sustainable financing. Achilles equips you with the essential tools and assurances for a successful and credible journey.
Achilles takes a meticulous approach to help identify and benchmark Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs) relevant to your business and aligned with industry standards. Leveraging our extensive experience in supply chain management and ESG practices, we tailor these indicators to align with your specific sustainability strategy, ensuring they are measurable and benchmarked against both internal goals and external industry benchmarks. This initial step is crucial for establishing a robust and effective sustainability-linked loan framework.
The Achilles Statement of Assurance (SA) is the core of our commitment to responsible financing, offering comprehensive verification and validation for sustainability claims in the realm of sustainability-linked loans. Serving as an evidence-backed seal of credibility, it empowers lenders to make informed decisions with unparalleled confidence and enables borrowers to showcase ambitious, measurable performance against environmental, social, and governance (ESG) KPIs and Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs). Our rigorous and independent verification process, conducted by experienced sustainability experts, eliminates greenwashing risks and ensures the reliability of sustainability claims. It’s not just a document; it’s a catalyst for trust, compliance, and positive stakeholder engagement in the pursuit of a sustainable business future. Learn More
Sustainable finance is an ongoing journey, and Achilles ensures transparency and accountability throughout. We provide regular independent reports to both borrowers and lenders, offering a detailed account of the progress made against the Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs). Typically conducted annually, these reports act as a mechanism to monitor and showcase your commitment to sustainability. Leveraging our wealth of data and experience, these reports become valuable tools for businesses seeking to align their sustainability goals across the company, fostering trust, and ensuring compliance with industry standards.