• Australia debut green bond expected from mid-May

    22 March 2024

    Australia will issue its debut 10-year sovereign green bond between mid-May and the end of June, it emerged, as the sovereign announced it will launch investor roadshows from April.

  • Australian sustainable bond issuance cools amid regulatory scrutiny

    04 August 2023

    Australian corporate issuers have "taken their foot off the pedal" on their sustainable bond plans amid market volatility and increasing scrutiny by regulators looking for cases of 'greenwashing', NAB's David Jenkins tells Ahren Lester.

  • NAB, UBS hired as Australian sovereign green bond structurers

    18 July 2023
  • Australian regulator reveals prospect of bank losses from climate change

    30 November 2022

    Australia's largest banks should be prepared to face 'financial challenges' resulting from losses caused by the effects of climate change, a vulnerability assessment by the regulator has found.

  • $69bn investment needed in Australian heavy industry net zero drive

    20 June 2022
  • CIBC, NatWest, Itaú and NAB to launch voluntary carbon market

    09 July 2021
  • NAB faces flak over Port of Newcastle sustainability-linked loan

    07 May 2021

    National Australia Bank (NAB) has faced criticism after it helped lead a sustainability-linked loan and green loan to the Port of Newcastle (PON) in Australia - which facilitates the largest coal export throughput in the world - with one campaigner arguing that it also raises questions about the validity of NAB's green bonds.

  • News round-up: Verra farming credits, 'social' in spotlight, EU fossil fuel subsidies ... and more

    23 October 2020
  • Citigroup, Shell and 3M removed from DJSI World

    16 September 2019

    S&P Dow Jones Indices (DJI) and RobecoSAM have reviewed the companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and removed Citigroup, Shell and 3M from it. Citigroup remains in the DJSI North America, however.

  • Australia launches HLEG-style sustainable finance initiative

    27 March 2019

    A group of leaders and senior executives at Australia’s major banks, superannuation funds and insurance companies has been assembled to devise a sustainable finance ‘roadmap’.