We are at the mid-way point of our 2018-2020 Sustainability Strategy and the close of the first half of our 2019 financial year. In the last six months we have made progress in a number of areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact and create sustainable long-term value for our customers, communities and the nation.
Westpac has extended the breadth and depth of scenario analysis first undertaken in 2016 to build on our understanding of short, medium and long-term impacts of different climate change scenarios on our customers, communities and business.
The Westpac Scholars Trust has awarded 72 undergraduate scholarships to students with the potential to bring big ideas to life in the areas of technology and strengthening Australia-Asia ties. This brings the total number of scholarships awarded this year to 100, representing an investment of over $4.2 million.
Today the Westpac Scholars Trust announced its 2019 Westpac Research Fellows, recognising two of Australia’s most promising researchers – Dr Jacq Romero and Dr Meru Sheel – who will receive $1 million in combined funding over three years to advance their innovative research.
Sujatha Natarajan joined Westpac eight years ago as a Technology Graduate. Today she is a Senior Product Development Manager working on one of the largest transformation projects in Westpac history – building our new Customer Service Hub.