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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.

Celebrating 500 Westpac Scholars

This month Westpac Scholars Trust will celebrate its first 500 Westpac Scholars, recognising a number of everyday Australians leading innovation and social change across Australia.

GOOD PAIR: Co-founding a family…and a social enterprise

After meeting randomly in Kenya, Australian couple Loretta and Daniel Bolotin have co-juggled the mammoth tasks of starting a family while realising their dream to create a food-sharing social enterprise.

From bystander to board director

Like many professionals, the thought of joining a board wasn’t top of mind for Julia Shtepa because she didn’t really know where to start – until she came across Westpac Foundation’s Board Observership Program.

Two key blocks to chip away for reconciliation

In the 30 years since “reconciliation” between Indigenous Australians and the wider community was formally introduced, I’ve come to realise that despite good progress there are two key sticking points holding us back.