We have to think now about what kind of infrastructure Australia needs in the decades to come


New research released today by NAB shows electricity and roads have the biggest impact on our daily lives – affecting almost 1 in 2 people (either positively or negatively).

Participants at the 2018 Asian Debt Capital Market conference discuss some of the key megatrends bringing depth and dynamism to Debt Capital Markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Political risks and uncertainty may be on the rise. But a recent tour of Asia for the NAB Asian Debt Capital Markets Conference reminded NAB Global Head of Research Peter Jolly of the many causes for optimism about Australia’s economy.

At NAB’s 2018 Asian Debt Capital Markets Conference, experts, issuers and investors zeroed in on the forces that will build connections and foster future opportunities.

The Low Carbon Shared Portfolio is the first of its kind in Australia.

The world’s first sustainability bond from a university is funding a better future for students and for vulnerable communities.

Part-privatisation was the catalyst for an epic US private placement deal for Australian utility Ausgrid.

Breaking into the Australian renewable energy market with a new mode of financing was a great challenge and a golden opportunity for Goldwind. Three deals later, the company’s aiming to power one million Australian homes.

The launch of the green-loan principles (GLPs) presents an opportunity for another evolutionary step in sustainable funding. By standardising and codifying what qualifies as green bank lending, the GLPs could make sustainable finance relevant to a wider cohort of borrowers according to David Jenkins, director, sustainable capital markets at NAB.

A new debt market is evolving that could help give mid-sized Australian companies that don’t have a credit rating more options to secure debt funding from investors.

NAB and Asiamoney’s latest poll on Asian and European investors’ appetite for Australian debt tells a story of consistency and stability as the region presents a safe option amid turbulence – while also offering sustainable opportunities.

This week NAB’s 100th green energy project provides funding for the Crowlands Wind Farm project in Western Victoria.

An extension of asset write downs and better infrastructure are key initiatives for business this year.

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