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Westpac backs two female nanotechnologists with prestigious research fellowship

Two female nanotechnologists will receive combined funding of over $700,000 to support their ground breaking research, thanks to the Westpac Research Fellowship.

Leadership development key to Westpac postgraduate scholarship

Westpac is calling on innovators across the country to apply for the Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship, a unique postgraduate scholarship program supporting outstanding individuals who have a vision to help shape Australia’s future through their work and studies.

Westpac part of United Nations initiative to develop global Principles for Responsible Banking

Westpac Group joins 25 other leading banks from five continents to develop shared principles, aligning the purpose of banking with delivering against the UN SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.

$8.5bn lent to climate change solutions, and we’re just getting started

It's been a decade since we released our first climate change position statement. Our 2018 interim results capture the progress we’ve made in embedding climate change into our strategy, governance arrangements, risk frameworks and targets.

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.