Customers and investors alike want companies to create a positive contribution to society, alongside profit.
More Australians will be able to access affordable housing following a $2 billion commitment from NAB which will see more homes being built across the nation.
It’s possible to make money and a difference, if your business incorporates shared value into its strategy.
Insights, Trends & Case Studies
It’s beginning to dawn on investors – and the people for whom they invest – that they’re in a unique position to change the world, without sacrificing financial gains.
In a Victorian first, Sacred Heart Mission and the Victorian Government recently launched the state’s first Social Impact Investment, an innovative financing structure that supports positive social change.
A major conference of the UN Environment Finance Initiative in Australia has been told that the weight of money is driving the shift towards a more sustainable economy.
Globally, the finance sector is directing ever-greater amounts of capital to address social and environmental challenges. Australia has more work to do on this front.
Major Australian organisations are now directly investing in large-scale renewable energy projects through the new NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, the first of its kind in Australia.
Socially responsible investing has skyrocketed in Australia over the past few years. What does it mean to invest responsibly and what is its impact?
The world’s first sustainability bond from a university is funding a better future for students and for vulnerable communities.
This week NAB's 100th green energy project provides funding for the Crowlands Wind Farm project in Western Victoria.
The Queensland Government’s first social bond that seeks to reduce reoffending by young people has been launched by Life Without Barriers and NAB.
At a basic level, SRI asset managers often adopt one of two approaches whilst for an individual investor, there are three main approaches.
SRI aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions and the industry is growing rapidly.
Using cross-sector partnerships to connect and capture data that underpins system-wide problem solving can create better societal outcomes.
The second report in the Catalyst Insights Series, was developed following a roundtable focused on enabling the public and the private sector to work together to create better societal outcomes.
The nation’s first Sustainability Bond demonstrates how the corporate and education sectors can partner to address pressing issues facing our society and environment.
How is biogas powering a cleaner future for farming?
Socially responsible investing (SRI) means integrating non-financial factors – such as ethical, social or environmental concerns – into the investment process with the aim of earning both a financial return and a moral ‘return’.
Impact investing (sometimes also referred to as mission-related investing) is an investment strategy where an investor proactively makes investments that can generate both financial returns, as well as intentional social or environmental returns for the community.
Can diversity deliver? Absolutely, says Australia’s first ‘social bond’ promoting workplace gender equality
Research continues to show that companies with gender diversity in their leadership teams deliver better financial results. A new product from NAB – and Australia’s very first ‘social bond’ – allows investors to put their money where their mouth is and finally invest in gender-inclusive organisations.
Mornington Peninsula Shire is investing an estimated $9.5 million in emissions reduction projects over the next five years as part of a far-reaching plan to generate a cleaner and greener environment as well as operational savings.
How the Internet of Things will revolutionise farm productivity.
How can satellites help to combat rising global pesticide usage?
Rich Gilmore left school hoping to become a wealthy stockbroker, before a trip to an African mangrove forest opened his eyes to saving the environment. “It was a life changing experience for me to see scientists and volunteers out in the field solving other people’s problems…”
How farmers, environmentalists and investors are working together to save the Murray-Darling Basin.
Why is sustainable soil management so vital to our survival?
Sixth-generation farmer Charles Downie has managed Glenelg Estate through a period of drought and active stock reduction, to a flourishing flock producing some of the world’s finest fleece.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is working with NAB to make energy-efficient equipment more affordable. NAB’s Robert White discusses the benefits of investing in new technology.
Australians have now installed more than two million small-scale renewable energy systems, the Clean Energy Regulator has confirmed, providing a strong indication that investment in small-scale renewable energy continues to flourish in Australia.