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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. 

Inside Westpac’s latest green bond

Westpac has tapped into the strong demand for “green” investment products among European investors, pricing a €1 billion green Tier 2 bond.

Why those in financial stress need a buffer too

As many families still do it tough after the economic shock of COVID-19, we’re introducing a new “savings buffer” to help those in financial hardship better deal with unexpected future financial curveballs.

From bored to board: the power of volunteering

After two decades in financial services, it dawned on senior Westpac manager Jayson Bricknell he was bored and that’s when he started to build volunteering into his working life.

New grants to help children and young people stay safe and protected in Australia

In 2021, we will be offering a range of new grants to continue helping children, young people and their families stay safe and protected in Australia. Our funding will support a mix of individual programs, research initiatives and strategic partnerships that address systems-level change.

Our sustainability strategy – half year progress update

Our half year progress update outlines the actions we have taken towards our sustainability goals in the last six months.

Our sustainability strategy to 2023

Building on our long term objectives, our refreshed Sustainability Strategy sets out the bank’s sustainability priorities for the next three years.