LGFA seeks to continuously improve sustainability outcomes within the company as well as assisting the local government sector in achieving their sustainability and climate change objectives.
LGFA will promote sustainability within our company and assist the local government sector in achieving their sustainability and climate change objectives.
Promoting environmental and social stewardship
LGFA recognises the emerging risks for councils from climate change and supports their commitment towards improving sustainable outcomes for local communities.
LGFA supports New Zealand’s contribution to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and will work with member councils and council-controlled organisations (CCOs) on financing projects to build towards a more sustainable and resilient society.
As the primary lender to the local government sector, LGFA finances its members’ core investment into improving New Zealand’s infrastructure and services to residents and visitors. By extension, these investments form an important element of LGFA’s sustainability context.
LGFA is committed to assist councils and CCOs to finance projects that promote environmental and social wellbeing in New Zealand, as well as to encourage them to promote actions to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions over time.
Review of Climate Emergency Declarations and Responses by Councils
In 2022, LGFA completed research on which New Zealand councils declared a climate emergency over 2019-2020 (16 out of 78), their subsequent responses and any opportunities for LGFA.