Sustainable Australia Fund’s $200 Million Fundraising


Thomson Geer advised on the transaction

The organisation, formerly Sustainable Melbourne Fund, has expanded beyond its original Melbourne base, with a $200 million funding commitment available through Bank Australia. Sustainable Australia Fund will now work with businesses across Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales to achieve their environmental upgrades, ensuring savings through energy efficiencies as well as improving sustainability.

Sustainable Australia Fund is Australia’s leading financier of loans that provide up to 100% of the capital needed by businesses wanting to upgrade their energy infrastructure. The finance is then repaid through Council rates over periods of up to 20 years.

Since its inception in Melbourne, Sustainable Australia Fund has unlocked more than $30 million in environmental infrastructure upgrades for Victorian businesses, enabling the abatement of more than 300,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Thomson Geer team working with Sustainable Australia Fund included Consultant, Peter Nankivell (Picture), Special Counsel, Wendy Miller, Senior Associate, Chris Chin and Law Graduate, Taylor Kayes.

Involved fees earner: Wendy Miller – Thomson Geer ; Peter Nankivell – Thomson Geer ;

Law Firms: Thomson Geer ;

Clients: Sustainable Australia Fund ;

Author: Michael Patrini