Sustainability @ ANZ

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2017 ESG performance results

Our 2017 Corporate Sustainability Review discloses how the bank is managing its material environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities. We report on how we have performed against our targets, enabling stakeholders to track progress year on year. More...
Shayne Elliot and Tony Nicholson
Announcing the ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellowship

A new research fellowship will support talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to examine social and environmental policy issues. More...
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Jamie's story - Saver Plus

This year we assisted more than 4,000 lower income people through our matched savings and financial education program Saver Plus, helping them to set goals and save over $2 million collectively. More...
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The positive impacts of ANZ's green bond

In 2015 ANZ issued a $600 million, five year fixed rate green bond to wholesale investors. This year, for the first time, we are reporting on the environmental impact and other benefits of the green bond proceeds. More...
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Supporting the financial wellbeing of people with disability

According to a recently released MoneyMinded Impact Report, people living with disability are at increased risk of exploitation and financial abuse. Researchers from RMIT University have found that financial education may be key to addressing this issue. More...

 

September 2017
Michelle - Saver Plus participant
Helping low-income Australians save

More than 430 residents in and around Wagga Wagga, a regional centre in New South Wales, have benefited from Saver Plus, our matched savings program for lower-income earners. More...
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Investing with impact

We have partnered with Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange to develop the Women's Livelihood Bond (WLB), the world's first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange. More...
Cancer Council Australia
Transforming fundraising through innovation

We recently teamed up with one of our charity partners, Cancer Council Australia, supporting their annual Daffodil Day to raise funds for cancer research, prevention, support services and advocacy. More...
August 2017
Human rights concept map
Strengthening our approach to human rights

This year we have piloted an improved due diligence process to help us better identify human rights-related risks in our customer relationships. More...
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Reforming mortgage broker remuneration

We are working to reform how mortgage brokers are remunerated through a forum of banks, mortgage brokers and aggregators. More...
Recruitment
Breaking down barriers to employment

We have committed to support the Victorian Government to break down barriers to employment for disadvantaged job seekers. More...
Financial vulnerability
Assisting those experiencing financial abuse

We have released a Financial Vulnerability Guide designed to assist people to identify potential signs of financial abuse. The Guide provides practical strategies to help people rebuild their financial independence after experiencing abuse. More...
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Disclosing our climate risks and opportunities

We recently submitted our 2017 climate change survey response to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) covering our operations for the 2015/2016 financial year. More...
July 2017
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Industry reforms delivering customer benefits

We are working hard to implement reforms to help retail customers and small businesses. Priority has been given to changes to small business lending contracts arising from the Carnell Inquiry. More...
MoneyMinded in Fiji
Supporting economic growth in the Pacific

We are supporting the economic growth of our Pacific neighbours by improving access to banking services and building financial wellbeing. More...
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Improving climate-related disclosures

We will expand our carbon disclosures in the wake of the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) final report. More...
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Australia's energy certainty opportunity

Our CEO, Shayne Elliott, has weighed into discussion about the future policy direction of Australia's energy market, calling for a workable set of policies to deliver a reliable, lower carbon energy supply with price predictability. More...
June 2017
Building refugee employment program
Building refugee employment program

During Refugee Week we are reminded of the many challenges and opportunities facing refugees in Australia. Barriers to finding meaningful employment and difficulties in navigating local workplace culture are significant, sometimes overwhelming for even the most highly qualified and skilled people resettling in our communities. More...
Refugee employment program is opening doors
Refugee employment program is opening doors

Given the Chance participants, like Jan Tuilagi, are resourceful and resilient and often bring a unique perspective to their workplace.  More...
Acknowledging our ESG impacts
Acknowledging our ESG impacts

Our CEO Shayne Elliott recently spoke about why the bank needs to take responsibility for the social and environmental impacts of its operations. More...
Rebuilding relationships following Bank Tax
Rebuilding relationships following Bank Tax

The Australian Government has recently introduced a levy on major banks. While we are disappointed by the new tax, we are focussed on working constructively with all stakeholders to ensure fair and efficient outcomes. More...
May 2017
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Half year update on sustainability targets

Today we report on how we are progressing against our sustainability targets. More...
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Restoring customer confidence in banks

We are working with our industry on reforms including changes to product sales commissions, better tracking of poor conduct by bank employees and strengthening the Code of Banking Practice.  More...
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Why we mean MoneyBusiness for Indigenous communities

We recently won a Financial Literacy Australia award for our work in helping Indigenous communities learn life changing money management skills. More...