On Thursday, December 4, National Australia Bank launched a climate bond to raise at least AUS$150 million for renewable energy. It is already subscribed at AUS$300 million. The bond is the first example of an Australian bank initiating a green bond on the domestic market. The bond is certified by the 2011 International Climate Bonds Standards, which assists investors in directing finance towards positive climate outcomes. The bond will invest

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Deloittes, has just released a report to help institutional investors craft an integrated strategy for impact investing that fits with investor interest. Whilst impact investing has moved to mainstream awareness over the last 12 months, very few investors understand how to integrate it with their day to day activity. The report provides a framework that is both practical and forward thinking and is