This report highlights green infrastructure investment opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. It has been prepared to help meet the growing demand for green investment opportunities – including green bonds - as well as to support the two countries’ transition to a low-carbon economy. It aims to facilitate greater engagement on this topic between project owners and developers, and institutional investors.
Green finance instruments and trends are explored in the report, with sector-by-sector options presented. Green infrastructure investment opportunities are also explored sector-by-sector, with projects presented in reference case studies and a sample green pipeline of opportunities. The sample pipeline is not exhaustive – rather a snap shot of the different types of opportunities available in the short and medium-term future. A more comprehensive list of almost 400 green infrastructure investment opportunities is available on the Climate Bonds Initiative website.
The report is intended for a wide range of stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, including domestic superannuation funds and asset managers and their global counterparts, potential issuers, infrastructure owners and developers, as well as relevant Government ministries (Finance, Planning, Energy, Transport, Environment).
In developing this report, the Climate Bonds Initiative consulted with key Government bodies, industry, the financial sector, peak bodies, NGOs and think tanks – in partnership with ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Macquarie Group, NAB, Westpac, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), IFM Investors, the Investor Group on Climate Change, the Principles for Responsible Investment and RIAA. We would like to thank these partners along with the other organisations that contributed to the report: Australian Water Association, Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), GRESB and New Zealand Green Building Council.