European Union Sustainability Related Disclosures in the Financial Services Sector
GPT Funds Management Limited and GWOF have made disclosure to investors in the European Union pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector ("SFDR") and Article 23 of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive 2011/61/EU. The disclosure addresses how GPT Funds Management evaluates Sustainability Risks and considers ESG factors in the investment process. The disclosure is available here.
GPT’s Sustainable Debt Framework
(Framework) was established in October 2021 which outlines how GPT and GPT’s Wholesale Funds (The GPT Wholesale Office Fund and The GPT Wholesale Shopping Centre Fund) intend to issue and manage sustainable debt. The Framework has been developed in line with the principles and guidelines issued by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), Loan Markets Association (LMA), Asia-Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and where relevant, the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI). These market standards are voluntary and accepted as best practice in the global capital markets. Ernst & Young have reviewed and provided external assurance
on the Framework.
On 5 November 2021 GWOF completed its debut A$250 million ten year green bond issuance. The green bond was issued in accordance with Sustainable Debt Framework and has been certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative