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In Japan, AirTrunk announces a significant green loan as part of a new green finance structure.
AirTrunk, a hyperscale data centre specialist for Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ), today announced the successful closing of a significant green loan in Japan as part of its new green financing framework (The Framework).
The green loan will be the first green loan for a data centre in Japan and will be used to finance AirTrunk’s recently announced 110+MW West Tokyo data centre, AirTrunk TOK2.
Prashant Murthy, the chief financial officer of AirTrunk, stated: “We continue to promote sustainable innovation across the design, construction, management, and financing of our data centres. The green loan, which concluded today, set a number of industry standards, including being the first for a data centre in Japan and the first to apply operating performance criteria.
The Sustainability Linked Loan (SLL) from AirTrunk, which was announced in late 2021, is enhanced by the Framework. The A$2.1 billion loan was the first in the area and the biggest ever in the history of data centres; it has since been considerably enlarged in size to support AirTrunk’s APJ expansion and meet escalating client demand.
In addition to the new Green Financing Framework and SLL, Prashant said, “AirTrunk’s financing platform places AirTrunk in a clear leadership position in the financing of sustainable data centres. Holding our company accountable for our pledges by tying the performance of our loan facilities to sustainability.
According to the Framework, in order for AirTrunk’s green initiatives to get financing through green loans, they must first meet specific eligibility requirements that have a favourable impact on the environment.
According to the Framework, in order for AirTrunk’s green initiatives to get financing through green loans, they must first meet specific eligibility requirements that have a favourable impact on the environment. Three areas have been established by the corporation as being eligible for “green loans”: green data centres, renewable energy, and water efficiency.
According to him, “AirTrunk and its customers have prioritised the areas we chose as eligibility criteria for the Framework to ensure we continue to supply the most sustainable digital infrastructure in the region.
The Framework makes sure that AirTrunk’s green loans adhere to the four Loan Market Association Green Loan Principles (GLP), which cover how proceeds are used, how projects are chosen and evaluated, how proceeds are managed, and how they are reported.
MUFG Bank, Ltd.’s Daisuke Nishiyama, Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Business Division, stated:
“We are excited to work with AirTrunk to execute the country of Japan’s first green loan in the data centre industry and promote innovation in the sustainable finance space. We are happy to have contributed as a sustainability structuring agent to the creation of this industry-leading framework, which is in line with AirTrunk’s ambitious and first-of-its-kind Green Financing Framework, which this green loan follows. We anticipate continuing our relationship with AirTrunk and working together.
Robin Khuda, CEO/Founder
The founder and CEO of AirTrunk, Robin is in charge of the company’s general operations and its growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Robin served as a founding member of NEXTDC and has had executive positions with a number of international technology firms in the Asia-Pacific area