Six by Sheppard Mullin – Principles of Social Credit | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP



Investors are increasingly focusing on environment, social and governance (ESG), and more and more companies are publishing these statistics. Reporting on ESG metrics is challenging because there is a lack of consistency in the marketplace on what an ESG is, how to measure how successful ESGs are, and how that success is rewarded. In debt capital markets, industry trading groups are working to provide market participants with an ESG reporting framework to bring these ESG reporting efforts together and move towards a more uniform reporting standard. The latest proposed mechanism is the Social Credit Principles published by the Asia-Pacific Credit Market Association, the Credit Market Association and the Syndicated Loan and Trade Association.

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