LGFA offers GSS Loans in 16 separate categories, comprising 10 green categories and 6 social categories.

To qualify for LGFA GSS Loan, a project must achieve one or more of the following:

  • Promote the transition to a low-carbon society; 
  • Lead to verifiable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (accumulated impact where possible) or energy consumption; 
  • Promote resilience to climate change;
  • Support adaptation to climate change or adaptations that are, in some other way, related to New Zealand’s national energy, climate and environment targets; 
  • Form part of a Borrower's systematic work on climate change and the environment, and have relevant plans and strategies as their foundation; or
  • Provide clearly defined social benefits to the community.

In addition to the category-specific documentation, the following information is required for all GSS loans:

  • The estimated total cost of the project;
  • The date on which construction work is expected to start:
  • The expected completion date; and
  • The expected lifetime of the project.

The Asset Assessment Summary provides a short form overview of each of the 16 project categories under the LGFA GSS lending programme.

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The Criteria Summary provides answers to a few initial questions regarding access to funding under the LGFA GSS lending programme.

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GSS Loans are documented as debt securities under LGFA's Multi-issuer Deed and classified as 'GSS Loans' in LGFA’s Green, Social and Sustainability Lending Programme – Criteria.

The LGFA GSS Criteria provides a detailed background to LGFA borrowers on how to access LGFA Green, Social and Sustainability loan funding

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LGFA are happy to assist in answering any questions on the GSS criteria or process for applying for a GSS Loan. We also welcome queries to assist assessing which projects in a borrower’s asset portfolio could potentially qualify for a GSS Loan and we are happy to provide advice on the measures you could take in relation to future projects so that they may qualify for a GSS Loan.

Nick Howell – Head of Sustainability
Tel: + 64 21 227 3738
Email: nick.howell@lgfa.co.nz