“HSBC was delighted to work on Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s first sustainable financing and contribute to its vision to conduct its research, development and manufacturing activities within greener, more efficient and healthier buildings,” said Jarron Boulter, HSBC's Country Head of Commercial Banking in New Zealand.
Owners of new or existing green buildings can tap into dedicated pools of sustainable capital from lenders and investors who are looking to transition their own portfolios. Sustainable finance is attracting more capital flows each year and adds to a company’s potential liquidity base.
“An internationally recognised green building certification allows companies to access the benefits of sustainable financing with confidence. In industries where sustainability is a key consideration, green loans can send a powerful message to existing and potential customers,” he adds.
F&P is extending its commitment to sustainability to its long-term expansion plans, which include creating a large number of research and advanced manufacturing jobs at its new campus in Karaka.
“Over time, this world-class campus will house a large number of employees in R&D, pilot manufacturing and related roles, providing a major boost to the local area,” said Lewis Gradon, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. “We firmly believe that our campus will be a positive addition to the area.”