Oliver Phillips is part of Standard Chartered’s dedicated Sustainable Finance team. He is based in Dubai and leads the coverage of Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan. He has been with the team since it was created, previously working out of London.
In this role, he works with clients to structure sustainable finance solutions that deliver on their key financing requirements while also supporting them in achieving their sustainability objectives. He also advises clients on key sustainability trends, as well as how to put in place the internal strategy and governance needed to ensure that international best practices are met. In particular, he helps clients to identify the elements of their sustainability agenda that they can either raise financing for or link into the terms of their funding.
He has been involved in a number of innovative and “world first” transactions including:
sole sustainability structuring advisor for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated’s debut USD350 million Tier 2 sustainability bond, the first sustainability bond from a bank or corporate in Africa,
social loan coordinator on a EUR280 million social loan for the Ministry of Finance, Ghana, the first ever social loan in Africa,
joint sustainability structuring advisor for Riyad Bank on its USD750 million sustainability AT1 sukuk, the world’s first ever AT1 sukuk in a sustainable format,
joint sustainability structuring advisor on Etihad Airway’s inaugural USD600 million transition sukuk, a global first for the aviation industry, and sole sustainability coordinator on Majid Al Futtaim’s first USD1.5 billion sustainability linked revolving credit facility.