Sustainable Investing in Community Sporting Facilities

  • Gordon NobleEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth book series (PSSBAFE)


Any discussion on sustainable real estate would be incomplete without considering the impact of community sporting facilities on the environment and society. Despite there being over 700,000 community sporting clubs in Europe alone, sporting facilities have not been a major focus for sustainable real estate investment. This chapter examines the reasons why this is the case and offers a new model, “Community bonds”, based on the modern adaptation of debentures that were historically used as a financing mechanism to build community assets. Australia is used as a case study to outline a concept of how community bonds can be structured to unlock institutional investment and deliver social and environmental benefits.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.John Grill Centre for Project LeadershipSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Network of Sustainable Financial MarketsSydneyAustralia

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