At a glance


#1 arranger of renewable energy project finance in Australia1


$45 billion dollars in environmental financing already provided.


Over 131 renewable energy transactions conducted since 2003.

Renewable energy funding

We remain the leading arranger of renewable energy project finance in Australia and have committed to provide $55 billion to environmental financing by 2025. To date, we've arranged almost $45 billion in environmental financing.

Learn how we helped Goldwind power one million homes.

Learn more about NAB's commitment to clean energy:

Mike Baird talks clean energy | View transcript (DOCX, 13KB)

Creating and financing a clean, green planet

Our dedicated team of energy project finance professionals based in Australia, the UK and the US, work with businesses committed to clean energy, creating the financing solutions you need for innovative projects that makes good business sense. We'll connect you with a broad network of global investors that provide a range of funding, and our investors with opportunities that suit their sustainability goals and ultimately enhance their portfolios. And our export credit finance team has extensive transaction experience dealing with ECAs worldwide.

Climate change and environmental wellbeing

As a bank, we have a unique role in supporting environmental wellbeing and the transition to a low carbon economy. We recognise that climate change is a significant risk and challenge for the global economy and society.

Our climate change strategy focuses on: (1) leadership commitments, (2) developing climate change knowledge and insights, (3) supporting our customers through the low-carbon transition and (4) investing in organisational capability to identify and respond to climate change risks and opportunities.

Highlights from our climate-related activities and commitments in 2018 include:

  • Reaching a total of $22.9bn towards our 2025 $55 billion environmental finance commitment to assist the low carbon transition.
  • Financing of our 100th renewable energy transaction since 2003. The total at 30 September 2018 was 114 projects and our power generation lending portfolio is now 68.8% renewable energy.
  • Issuing a EUR750m NAB Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Green Bond (August 2018) – the largest ever green bond from an Australia issuer, and NAB’s 6th green bond.
  • Nearly doubling the number of branches with installed solar panels (now at 78).
  • Being on track to meet our 10% by 2018 and 50% by 2025 renewable energy sourcing commitment.
  • Supporting our business customers with discounted equipment finance for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments providing $300 million in finance to date since 2015.

There’s more information available in our 2019 Sustainability Report (PDF, 2MB).

Clean energy powering Australian homes

Clean energy powering Australian homes | View transcript (DOCX, 13KB)

NAB’s clean energy team powers 2.1 million Australian homes

NAB has helped finance a green revolution in Australia over the past 15 years. We’re the No. 1 arranger of clean energy loans in the Australian market1. Globally we’ve provided AUD8.0 billion in finance since 2003 and in 2018, we successfully provided our 100th green loan.

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Awards and Accolades

Green Bond Pioneer Award 2019

for product innovation and issuing the first green notes secured on a loan portfolio: Climate Bonds Initiative.

Led first USPP

for an Australian renewable energy asset.

Australian Sustainability Debt House of the Year

KangaNews Awards 2018.

Important information

1 Project Finance International 2006-1H2018 Asia Pacific Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers League Tables – Mid Year 2018 US$ Project Allocation, NAB analysis ranking against four major Australian banks – cumulative volume as at June 2018.

2 Data Source: Thomson Reuters: Project Finance International 2006-2018 Asia Pacific Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers League Tables – MidYear 2018 US$ Project Allocation, NAB analysis ranking against four major Australian banks - cumulative volume as at 30 June 2018.