Our work

Affordable Housing Commitment

In line with our $2 billion commitment to Affordable Housing, NAB has joined the Constellation Project as an Alliance Member with the shared vision of ending homelessness in a generation.

Natural Disasters

NAB is committed to a long term approach to support Australians before, during and after natural disasters. 

Clean Energy Finance

Our work in Clean Energy has been recognised for a Shared Value Award, where we received a Highly Commended for our work.  

Green Bonds

Issuing four SDG Green Bonds, across Europe, America and Australia, including Australia’s largest ever green bond, which raised USD$750 million and EURO$750 million euros respectively.

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Our financial success here at NAB depends upon the health and prosperity of our communities. We know that life is about more than money, so we try to help our customers and Australian businesses build a healthy, thriving society.

That’s why Shared Value is so important to us. The concept makes sense: we create innovative business solutions to address the challenges facing an ever-more connected and crowded planet. Shared Value is about positive and smarter action, searching for opportunities where others often just see problems.

That’s not to play down the immense problems we face – rising social and economic inequality, climate change, and environmental destruction to name just a few. There’s no single answer, no magic bullet. Lasting solutions need us all to work together, with governments, individuals, charities and business pooling resources and expertise to tackle some of our biggest social challenges.

WHAT WE DO

Many of society’s most pressing problems – affordable housing, alternative energy, natural disasters and sustainable agriculture to name four– have traditionally been the domain of governments and not-for-profits. But business, especially the finance sector, can play a huge role in driving forward a healthy future for all.

So we are looking at doing business in new and innovative ways. Shared Value requires a long-term approach and NAB is committed to creating practical and sustainable solutions for our society. We want to help our customers build for the future and support our colleagues and the communities that we are a part of, to thrive. It’s the right thing to do and, ultimately, our success depends upon it.

HOW WE DO IT

Our Shared Value approach has already transformed parts of our business. In 2013, we radically overhauled our collections department, now called NAB Assist, resulting in global recognition through the shared value community.

We wanted to learn how to help our customers experiencing financial hardship faster and more effectively. The results have significantly improved the outcomes for customers infinancial hardship and created substantial cost savings for us. Truly a win-win for us and our customers.

We were delighted when Fortune magazine recognised our work and included us in their ‘Change the World’ list, 50 companies across the world that do well by doing good. We were the first Australian company on that list.

Our success with NAB Assist has led us to develop several other Shared Value initiatives. Not only are these good for our customers – and for society– they’re good for business. Some examples include:

  • Natural Capital strategy: We’re helping our agribusiness customers manage environmental risk such as water scarcity and soil degradation. How? We’re the only Australian bank to sign the Natural Capital Declaration. And we’re working to integrate natural capital considerations in our credit risk assessments.
  • Resilience Investment Vehicle Pilot: Through cross-sector collaboration to understand how new or exiting infrastructure can be adapted to build community resilience to natural hazards under a changing climate.
  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.

Learn more about NAB’s commitment to Clean Energy financing:

Clean Energy video

Get in contact

Andrew Smith, Global Head of Energy, Specialised & Acquisition Finance, andrew.w.smith@nab.com.au

  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smart way of doing business. NAB, through its national network of people and customers, recognises the important role we play in finding sustainable commercial solutions to the issues we face in society. Looking for opportunities in challenges will ensure we’re on track to achieving the future we all want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.

  • Clean Energy Finance: We’re developing a range of innovative financing solutions to better meet our customers’ needs. Our green bonds are one example.
  • Impact Investment: We’re backing investments that deliver positive social outcomes. We support a range of social issues like transitioning to a low carbon economy, addressing youth homelessness, helping businesses that promote gender equality and finding market-based solutions to environmental issues in the Murray Darling Basin. We’re continuing to build our portfolio to meet more social needs.

Shared Value is a smarter way of doing business. Our aim is to be Australia and New Zealand’s most respected bank. If we put our customer’s needs first, and keep an eye on the bigger picture, then we’re on track to achieving the future we want to see.