HSBC Holdings plc (2020)

Adoption Date: 04 Sep 2003
Country of Headquarters: United Kingdom
Region of Headquarters: Europe
Current EPFI Reporting Year/Period: 2020
Institutional Reporting: Link to Report

 

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Project Finance Advisory Services

Total number mandated in the reporting period: 1

Sector
Mining
Infrastructure 1
Oil & Gas
Power
Others
Sub-Total 1
Region
Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa 1
Asia Pacific
Sub-Total 1

Project Finance Transactions

Total number that reached Financial Close in the reporting period: 14

Equator Principles Category A1 B2 C3
Sector
Mining
Infrastructure
Oil & Gas
Power 2 12
Others
Region
Americas 1 12
Europe, Middle East & Africa
Asia Pacific 1
Country Designation
Designated Country4 2 12
Non Designated Country
Independent Review
Yes 2 5
No 7
Totals 2 12
1

Category A – Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented.

2

Category B – Projects with potential limited adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures.

3

Category C – Projects with minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts.

4

Designated 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. See list of Designated Countries.

Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition For Project Finance

This information is required under EP4. EP4 applies for those transactions mandated after 1 October 2020 and that have reached Financial Close by the end of the period being reported.

Project Name Reporting For Project Finance (And Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition Finance For Project Finance)

No. Project Name Sector Country(s) Year of Financial Close
1 CFXD Power Taiwan R.O.C 2020
2 Assembly Solar Power United States 2020
3 Prospero 2 Power United States 2020
4 Lost Creek Power United States 2020
5 Spring Valley Power United States 2020
6 Highlander Power United States 2020
7 Impact Solar Power United States 2020
8 Hunter Power United States 2020
9 Sigurd Power United States 2020
10 Jeffers Wind Project (“Jeffers”) and Community Wind North Wind Project (“CWN”) Power United States 2020
11 Assembly III Solar Power United States 2020
12 Western Spirit Power United States 2020

Number of projects that were not disclosed as per the disclosure conditions specified in Annex B of the Principles: 2

Under EP4, project name reporting is required for Project Finance transactions that have reached Financial Close and encouraged for Project-Related Corporate Loans that have reached Financial Close.

Project-Related Corporate Loans

Total number that reached Financial Close in the reporting period: 10

Equator Principles Category A1 B2 C3
Sector
Mining 1
Infrastructure 1 1
Oil & Gas 1
Power 1 2
Others 2 1
Region
Americas
Europe, Middle East & Africa 1 3 1
Asia Pacific 4 1
Country Designation
Designated Country4 2
Non Designated Country 5 2 1
Independent Review
Yes 5 3
No 1 1
Totals 5 4 1
1

Category A – Projects with potential significant adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are diverse, irreversible or unprecedented.

2

Category B – Projects with potential limited adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts that are few in number, generally site-specific, largely reversible and readily addressed through mitigation measures.

3

Category C – Projects with minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts.

4

Designated 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. See list of Designated Countries.

Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition For Project-related Corporate Loans

This information is required under EP4. EP4 applies for those transactions mandated after 1 October 2020 and that have reached Financial Close by the end of the period being reported.

Project Name Reporting For Project-related Corporate Loans (And Project-related Refinance & Project-related Acquisition For Project-related Corporate Loans)

Number of projects that were not disclosed as per the disclosure conditions specified in Annex B of the Principles: 10

Under EP4, project name reporting is encouraged for Project-Related Corporate Loans that have reached Financial Close and required for Project Finance transactions that have reached Financial Close.

EP4 applies for those transactions mandated after 1 October 2020 and that have reached Financial Close by the end of the period being reported.

Implementation of the Equator Principles

HSBC’s implementation reporting can be found publicly here. We meet the requirements of the Annex B of the Equator Principles, and we also provide further details not required – for instance, we provide three year trends, report on the value of loans, on project-related bridge loans, and on loans for renewable energy projects.