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  • Climate

Ramped-up global support for green tech to make low-carbon solutions cheaper

The transition to a low-carbon economy is likely to remain risky for hard-to-abate sectors despite governments ramping up support for green technologies, according to Moody’s Ratings.

  • 17.04.2024
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  • Business

NAB reports record jump in business finance for EVs as uptake accelerates

New data from Australia’s largest business bank shows businesses are driving the switch to electric vehicles with the value of the bank’s EV loan book growing by a record 224% year-on-year.

  • 29.02.2024
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  • Affordable housing

NAB 2024 outlook: housing affordability, AI and climate change in-focus

NAB CEO Ross McEwan reflects on the big issues facing Australia in 2024, including housing affordability, AI and climate change.

  • 24.01.2024
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  • Climate

A co-ordinated approach to net zero

At the third Investor Roundtable, NAB CEO Ross McEwan spoke about the approach NAB is taking with its customers and the importance of a coordinated approach to reaching Australia’s 2050 net zero target.

  • 05.12.2023
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  • Agribusiness

Taylors Run: farming for a sustainable future

NAB agribusiness customer Taylors Run has been working to revegetate their property in regional New South Wales. Their innovative and sustainable practices are delivering great results – and there’s more to come.

  • 09.11.2023
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  • Climate

World leaders urge faster action on climate

The twin ambitions of a net-zero global economy and a 1.5C limit on global warming remain within reach due to clean energy tech, but the pathway is narrowing, according to the latest update to the IEA’s net zero roadmap.

  • 28.09.2023
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  • Climate

Removing carbon nature’s way

When Alasdair MacLeod began tending to an ailing wool-growing property in 2010 after leaving full-time work as a senior News Corporation executive, the only real experience he had to call on was fond memories of his first holiday job on a dairy farm while growing up in rural Scotland.

  • 05.09.2023
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  • NAB Foundation

It takes many hands

NAB has announced a partnership with Disaster Relief Australia through the NAB Foundation, granting $1 million plus in-kind support to bolster the organisation’s community and corporate volunteer capacity.

  • 01.09.2023
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  • Community Grants

Sarah and the Green Heroes

With a $10k NAB Foundation Community Grant, Sarah Jantos has funded workshops and diver certifications for Indigenous youth.

  • 28.08.2023
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  • Economy

AI & climate: Looking through the lens of opportunity

Artificial intelligence has the potential to significantly lift productivity, while the net zero transition presents plenty of opportunities if we plan accordingly, according to NAB CEO Ross McEwan. 

  • 24.08.2023
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  • Business

NAB CEO speech: Economy, housing & net zero

NAB CEO Ross McEwan delivered a speech to an AICC event on economic conditions, housing supply and the transition to net zero.

  • 24.08.2023
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  • Climate

All systems go: Powering ahead

A new report shows that using Australia’s natural advantages could add up to $435 billion to the national economy by 2050.

  • 24.08.2023
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  • Business

How one Aussie airport is looking to “crack” the emissions-reduction nut

A year ago, when Brisbane Airport accelerated its net-zero emissions deadline by 25 years to 2025, the ambition was to become “one of the planet’s most sustainable airports”.

  • 18.08.2023
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  • Business

Good businesses are going to flourish again

NAB CEO Ross McEwan is backing the resilience of the economy against expectations the rising cost of living will eat further into already subdued growth.

  • 06.08.2023
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  • Business

Firming up emissions reduction with Earth Friendly Concrete®

A new Australian engineering standard released for zero-carbon cement has removed one of the key barriers to wider market acceptance of Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC®), touted by construction and materials group Wagners as a solution for hard-to-abate emissions embodied in concrete.

  • 03.08.2023
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  • Community Grants

Turtle Ambulance to the rescue

  • 23.05.2023
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