ESR conclut le premier prêt lié au développement durable à Hong Kong pour un centre de données en service

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We are delighted to announce the closing of the first Sustainability-Linked HK1.6bn loan in Hong Kong for a brown field data centre project on behalf of ESR who had the support of CLP Power
Crédit Agricole CIB acted as the Sole Sustainability Advisor and Coordinating Bank, and Facility and Security Agent. 
ESR will use the HK$1.6 billion SLL to fund the conversion of a building in Kwai Chung, one of the major data centre clusters in Hong Kong, into the modern and sustainable ESR Kwai Chung Data Centre HK1 which has a design IT power load of 21.3 megawatts. The brownfield site will adopt electrification during the construction phase which will enable the construction site to be diesel-generator-free. To date, ESR Group has closed a total of seven SLLs with approximately US$4 billion, as it continues to integrate ESG into all aspects of its financial management, operations and development. 
ESR is APAC’s largest real asset manager powered by the New Economy and the third largest listed real estate investment manager globally. With approximately US$150 billion in total assets under management (AUM), ESR’s fully integrated development and investment management platform extends across key APAC markets, including China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, India, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, representing over 95% of GDP in APAC, and also includes an expanding presence in Europe and the U.S. 
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) is the Hong Kong utility subsidiary wholly owned by CLP Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. CLP Power operates a vertically integrated electricity supply business in Hong Kong, and provides a highly reliable supply of electricity and excellent customer services to more than six million people in its supply area.

We are delighted to announce the closing of this innovative sustainable deal for data centres. It demonstrates our continued commitment to sustainable-linked transactions to build a greener future for us all. Thanks to ESR for their continued trust in us and the strong collaboration and support across our teams who tirelessly worked on this transaction to bring it over the line.

Jasmine Zhang

Corporate & Leveraged Finance

Any efforts in transitioning to a low-carbon economy within the real estate sector brings significant impact on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, as the sector contributes nearly 40% of global GHG emissions. We congratulate ESR for leading the way with the launch of this innovative sustainability-linked loan – this is a fruition of the Company’s ongoing dedication in striving towards sustainable and green practices in its energy-efficient data centre.

Carmen Tsang

Head of Sustainable Investment Banking for Greater China

We are extremely proud to have led ESR’s first Sustainability Linked Loan for a brownfield data center project in Hong Kong. This is reflecting our strong partnership with ESR as well as Crédit Agricole CIB capability to provide fully integrated innovative solutions across our data centers and ESG expertise. Big applause to ESR for leading the way in integrating ESG into all aspects of its financing arrangements and development.

Christophe Cretot

Head of Corporate & Leveraged Finance APAC

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