Sustainable finance industry guide

Maximising your investment

Using rating tools to attract sustainable finance for real estate.

This industry guide provides information about sustainable finance in the built environment in Australia. It is designed to support investor understanding of Australia’s world-class rating tools and standards, and how these can be applied to direct more capital towards sustainable finance for our built environment. Included are insights that reflect lessons learnt when using a rating scheme to establish an investment framework, conduct due diligence or report on an issuance.

The Sustainable Finance Industry Guide is a collaboration between the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), NABERS, GRESB and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI).

The guide covers:

  • How our collective customers can use our programs to maximise the financial strategies and investments they are committing to.
  • How world class performance and benchmarking programs such as NABERS, Green Star and GRESB can support investment and how our organisations align together in the green bond landscape.
  • How ratings and associated data can be used in issuances and show the market opportunities that are currently untapped.
Sustainable finance industry guide