Sustainable finance

In the past decade there has been a significant shift in the finance sector to support sustainable projects through green bonds and loans. This sustainable finance revolution demands asset owners and entities deliver high quality, verified outcomes against a large number of criteria set by multiple international frameworks. We work with Australian and international financial institutions and industry bodies to develop guidance to help our sector understand these frameworks and the needs, barriers and opportunities of sustainable finance.

Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans

The Green Building Council of Australia, alongside an international alliance of world leading green building rating system organisations, have launched the first global practical guide to facilitate the $35 trillion investment needed by 2030 to meet global energy transition goals. 

Financing Transformation: A Guide to Green Building for Green Bonds and Green Loans details how various building verification and certification standards can be used to comply with global classifications and bond frameworks, setting a trajectory for the global built environment to meet a sustainable 1.5°C climate threshold.

To find out more, read the guide below.

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Unlocking the value: A practical guide for sustainable finance in the Australian real estate sector

The Green Building Council of Australia alongside the Australian Sustainable Finance institute has released a practical guide to help demystify sustainable finance and increase its application in the real estate sector.

The sustainable finance guide explains the various sustainable finance instruments currently being used, and why the Australian property market is an appropriate place for such resources to be applied. The guide aims to build a deeper understanding of sustainable finance, especially in the Australian real estate sector, with the hope that it will drive a rapid uptake of sustainable finance mechanisms.

To find out more, read the guide below.

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