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Our sustainability performance – Half Year progress update

A performance update at the halfway point of our three-year sustainability strategy. 

2021 Safer Children, Safer Communities Progress Report

The Safer Children, Safer Communities 2021 Progress Report details the efforts of our grant recipients, strategic partners, employees, and our stakeholders to keep children and young people safe in Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region in Year 2 of our work program. This year, we are proud to release our Child Safeguarding Position Statement, a first published statement for an Australian bank.

ESG evolution sparks new training program

As robust ESG strategies become a “must have” for companies seeking funding, Westpac rolls out a new ESG training program for employees

10Qs with…a guide dog carer and sustainability expert

Westpac’s sustainability head, Siobhan Toohill takes us inside her guide-dog puppy captivation, the time a pair of undies made it into one of her video calls, and her family’s Aussie island ritual.

Westpac’s energy portfolio reaches 80% renewable

Westpac reaches major milestone following financing of three solar farms in regional New South Wales. 

Net zero isn’t easy, but COP26 also showed opportunities abound

COP26 in Glasgow may not have delivered everything for everyone and there’s undoubtedly a lot to do, but there were positives, including around disclosure standards, and the path to net zero is getting clearer.

Big investors eye clean energy investments

Getting Australia’s energy grid right for a cleaner energy future will take significant investment, and more local and international super and pension fund investors are taking notice.

Westpac backs Australian child protection campaign

Westpac is supporting a three-year impact campaign in association with ‘The Children in the Pictures’ documentary. 

$9.2M to support organisations keeping children safe and protected across Australia

We are pleased to announce the next 26 organisations to receive $9.2 million in funding over three years through our Safer Children, Safer Communities grants program.