Sustainable Finance

We have published a Sustainable Financing Framework, which outlines project categories that are fundamental to our business and the delivery of clear societal and environmental benefits. Developed in alignment with the Green Bond Principles (2021), Social Bond Principles (2021), and Sustainability Bond Guidelines (2021) as published by the International Capital Markets Association (“ICMA”), this framework supports our corporate commitments to global health equity, social justice, enabling eco-friendly scientific discovery, and protecting the environment. In line with ICMA principles, we intend to allocate 100% of any sustainable financing to a portfolio of eligible social and green projects, reporting annually on both the allocation of net outstanding proceeds and the positive social and environmental impacts related to financed projects. 

Following an independent review, a Second Party Opinion (SPO) of our framework has been issued by Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and corporate governance research and ratings.