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‘Renewable life’: Solar farm sets sail post PPAs

“It’s called renewable energy, (but) my take is it is renewable life,” says Denis Pana at the Bomen Solar Farm, which underpinned Westpac’s pledge to source all electricity from renewable sources by 2025 via a “power purchase agreement”.

REWORK: Baking up a shutdown solution

Few businesses have been hit harder by COVID-19 than those in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, but social enterprise The Bread & Butter Project has found a way to power through.

Alongside a community of passionate people

This National Volunteer Week, we speak to Jason Chuang, just one of 500 Westpac employees who lend their pro bono support to Westpac Foundation’s community partners.

2020 Sustainability Strategy – Half Year progress update

We continue to make progress in a number of areas where we believe we can help create positive social, economic and environmental impact.

Banks' crucial role in COVID-19 relief

While few people have gone through a global pandemic and economic shock on this scale before, customers are front of mind in every decision we are taking and thousands have been contacting us.

36 aspiring tech innovators receive undergraduate scholarships

Tomorrow’s ethical hackers, cyber security experts and social-minded developers are amongst 36 young Australians to be awarded technology scholarships today by Westpac Scholars Trust.

Westpac partners with LGS on first green loan in superannuation

Westpac Institutional Bank is proud to announce Australia’s first green loan developed for the superannuation sector, specifically for Local Government Property Fund (LGPF), managed by Local Government Super (LGS).

Westpac announced range of initiatives to grow a greener, healthier New Zealand

Westpac NZ has become New Zealand’s first carbonzero certified bank, and announced a range of new products, initiatives and milestones to help our customers and our business tackle climate change.

$1.8 million in scholarships awarded to 15 bright young Australians investigating solutions to global challenges

Next generation solar technology, futureproofing farmers’ crops from climate change, and better understanding the genetics behind Autism Spectrum Disorder are just three of 15 research projects a group of outstanding postgraduate students will be undertaking with the support of Westpac Scholars Trust.