Unlocking Business Success

8 March 2023, 12:00pm–1:00pm

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How Local Councils are Helping Business Sustainability

Sustainable Australia Fund has created a way for you to access government-enabled funding through a flexible green loan known as Environmental Upgrade Finance, helping you transition simply to a sustainable future.

Do you own or lease non-residential property and want to undertake environmental or heritage building works but need a better lending option that suits your needs?

RDA is working with councils to explore a new green-funding opportunity called Building Upgrade Finance. The program provides finance in South Australia for environmental projects (including solar/battery installations, LED lighting, efficient air conditioning, wastewater treatment systems, water efficient fixtures and fittings, waste management systems and much more), and heritage building works.

The finance tool offers zero deposit, long terms and competitive fixed rates that help you get to net zero and often result in a positive cash-flow outcome.

Information session:

To find out more about Building Upgrade Finance, register for this information session being held via webinar to learn how your business can achieve net zero in a way that doesn’t impact negatively on cash flow while improving profitability.

In this live session, learn about:

  • How Environmental Upgrade Finance works
  • Which sustainable upgrade projects can get up to 100% finance
  • How council rate repayments apply
  • Real case studies from a range of businesses

Speakers include:

Scott Bocksay, CEO of Sustainable Australia Fund

Scott is a pioneer in green finance, who was involved in the creation and commercialisation of Environmental Upgrade Finance in Australia. He is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, as well as a strong business development professional skilled in Energy, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Project Finance, and Sustainable Business.

Ed Cotter, Executive Manager of Better Building Finance

Ed is an innovative, technical and commercially minded sustainability leader with over 15 years experience in delivering viable and cutting edge outcomes for industry leaders. Currently the Executive Manager of Better Building Finance, he is responsible for supporting Local Government in offering finance to local businesses via Environmental Upgrade Agreements.

This event is facilitated by Sustainable Australia Fund and Better Business Finance. Better Building Finance has helped enable Environmental Upgrade Finance programs in 73 council areas across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
Time:12:30pm-1:30pm AEDT
(12:00pm-1:00pm South Australia)

RDA is seeking expressions of interest from landlords and tenants interested in getting Building Upgrade Finance available in the region. If you’d like to help bring the program to the region, please contact us to express your interest.

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