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Sustainable finance innovation to support our customers’ transition

We’re providing finance to support a more sustainable future. Working with customers on innovative financing structures to help them to meet their sustainability goals, no matter where they are on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) journey.

 

  • Strategic support to customers looking to improve sustainability ambitions
  • Connecting finance to improving sustainability
  • Structuring Green, Transition, Social, Sustainability loans, bonds and deposits
  • Tailoring solutions to support the transition to a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive future

Collaborating on next generation solutions

We’re helping customers build more sustainable business models. Our experts work collaboratively to understand your business and develop tailored transactions to support improved sustainability outcomes.
 

  • We have proven experience in structuring deals with ambitious sustainability goals
  • Providing specialist insights on the changing requirements of the sustainable finance market

Finding pathways, funding goals

Some of our pioneering transactions to date, include:

Innovative Sustainable Finance Loans and Bonds

  • New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency – Market leading Sustainable Financing Bond giving investors an opportunity to support councils to reduce emissions and fund sustainable assets
  • Sydney Metro –– a Green Loan to support the Sydney Metro-Western Sydney Airport SSTOM project, with an additional Sustainability-Linked Loan overlay during the construction phase

 

Sustainability-Linked Loans

  • Arena REIT – one of the first Sustainability-Linked Loans to address emissions from their own operations and assets under management
  • Australian Unity – inaugural wellbeing-based Sustainability-Linked Loan tied to delivering positive social impact 
  • North Queensland Airports – Innovative Sustainability-Linked Loan tied to biodiversity
  • Pact – 1st Sustainability Linked-Loan in the Australian manufacturing industry

 

Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds and Loans

  • AGL Energy – Green Loan to support existing and future firming and renewable energy projects
  • Brighte – Green Asset Backed and CBI Certified tranche of a Securitisation, supporting solar energy and related assets
  • Housing Australia – Sustainability Bond to support the delivery of modern and affordable homes accommodation  
  • InfraShore – inaugural Social Loan supporting essential healthcare services 
  • New Zealand Debt Management – inaugural Sovereign Green Bond issued in New Zealand
  • NBN Co – New green bond to continue to support its commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy

Discover more sustainable finance insights on Westpac IQ

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ESG Impact: what you need to know - February 2024

This month we report on how the latest boom in battery industry activity could have exponential impact, new Australian Government support for the critical minerals industry, the surge in sustainable bonds, and more.

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Biodiversity: Our dependence on nature

Expectations on businesses to manage biodiversity risk and opportunities are growing, so how are organisations stepping up to measure their nature footprints?

 

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Counting the cost of carbon

Reforms to the nation’s Safeguard Mechanism are the latest tool in the Federal Government’s bid to achieve its 2030 and 2050 greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Things you should know

Westpac Institutional Bank is a division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714. This information is correct as at 1 December 2023. This product is available only to wholesale clients within the meaning of s761G of the Corporations Act 2001. You should consider whether or not these products and services are appropriate for you. Terms and conditions apply. 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 our latest presentation and results (PDF 5MB). Copyright 2023 Westpac Banking Corporation.