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Half year progress update

This year marks the start of our 2018-2020 Sustainability Strategy, focused on supporting our customers and how we can positively contribute to the future of the nation. See how we’re progressing.

Westpac Foundation to award $2 million in funding to local community organisations

Two hundred grants of $10,000 each will be available for local community organisations that are working towards a fairer, more inclusive Australia. Applications and nominations are open until 5pm AEST on Friday 8 June 2018.

Westpac awards technology scholarships to 35 more young innovators

Westpac Bicentennial Foundation has announced the next 35 undergraduate students to be awarded technology scholarships valued at up to $25,000 to help strengthen Australia's pool of local talent and support a growing cohort of technology-literate future leaders.

Helping to advance human rights through our 2017 UK Modern Slavery Statement

Many people associate modern slavery with something far removed from their day to day life in Australia. However, modern slavery can take many forms and businesses can play a role in helping to address the issue.

Westpac backs 37 young leaders with Asian Exchange Scholarships

Thirty seven undergraduate students have been awarded a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship each valued at $12,000, to help strengthen Australia’s future talent pool of Asia-capable leaders.

New climate bond for Japanese retail investors

In a first for the major Australian banks, we've issued a climate bond for Japanese households looking for more environmentally conscious investments.

Scholarships to help young Australians become future leaders

17 exceptional young Australians awarded Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships to undertake post-graduate study at one of Australia’s nine leading universities.

Backing Australia’s social sector with $1.95 million funding

Nine social change innovators named as 2018 Westpac Social Change Fellows; applications open for Westpac Foundation Social Scale-up Grants.

Changing lives through 3D printing

Former Toyota engineer turned prosthetic limb innovator, Mat Bowtell is no ordinary Australian.