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How we can help

We're committed to helping customers move towards more sustainable business models, by funding assets and setting sustainability targets to help a better future for all. When funds are allocated to sustainable assets or linked to sustainability outcomes, borrowers and issuers can help achieve their sustainability goals.

We're partners in innovative sustainable finance solutions - find out more.

Our team

Our sustainable finance team supports sustainable business opportunities within Westpac Institutional Bank,  providing:

  • An understanding of the value and importance of sustainable finance to your business.
  • Tailored sustainable finance solutions designed to help transition your business to a low carbon future and achieve your sustainability goals.
  • Assistance in executing the sustainable finance aspects of your transaction.
  • Specialist insights regarding the rapidly changing requirements and expectations of the sustainable finance market, investors and the wider community.
  • Product innovation to ensure we proactively address your evolving needs.

As a major financial institution in our region and a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking, we are committed to setting the agenda for responsible banking and leading meaningful environmental and social progress.

Sustainable finance options

Green, social, sustainability loans and bonds

Use of proceeds instruments include green, social and sustainability loans and bonds – essentially any debt instrument where proceeds are used to finance or refinance assets or projects that meet certain green or social criteria. There are certain steps that need to be undertaken for an issuer to be able to claim the “green” or “social” label for their bond or loan. 

We partner with our institutional customers to lead the transaction through each of these steps, to ensure a successful transaction  which aligns with global market principles and investor expectations. 

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Who we work with

We provide strategic guidance and tailored banking solutions to Australian, New Zealand and Global customers or potential customers of Westpac Institutional Bank. 

Fundamental to our approach is a commitment to sustainability and service, which we leverage to understand the sustainability and banking objectives of each client so we can bring the right solution to the table.  

See what we’re doing to drive Westpac’s sustainability strategy forward.


Sustainable finance insights

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Scaling hurdles in the race to net-zero

As one of the major roadblocks to sustainable finance looks set to shift, more than a third of companies say they will be issuing or utilising green or social funding for the first time in the next year.

Fast-tracking sustainability: ‘Acknowledge that it’s hard’

Australia’s financial system is reshaping towards a resilient and inclusive future, but there’s still much to do, industry experts agreed at the launch of ASFI’s latest Progress Tracker.


The race to circularity: Can Australia meet the 2030 deadline?

A circular economy policy has been declared, but will Australia make the transformation in the next eight years? An expert panel considers some of the big strides and step changes in the race ahead.

Things you should know

Westpac Institutional Bank’s financing exposures are not limited to green and sustainable financing. For more details of Westpac Institutional Bank’s financing exposures please see (PDF 6MB)

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