Sustainable lending and investment
As a major financial institution, we recognise we can influence social and environmental outcomes through our lending and investment decisions. This is a responsibility we take very seriously and have a number of frameworks, policies and positions to guide our approach to lending and investing.
- Our Sustainability Risk Management Framework sets out our approach to managing sustainability risks in all aspects of our operations, including environmental, social and governance risks in lending and investment.
- Our Principles for Doing Business guides our lending and investment policies and governs our response to ethical issues, such as respecting human rights; preventing financial crimes and the management of environmental risks.
Specific policies and positions
The following position statements set out our approach to assessing the environmental, social and governance dimensions of our banking and financing activities. These are supported by policies in Westpac's credit manuals: