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Building tomorrow’s sustainable world today

We’re helping to drive Australia and New Zealand's transition to a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive future, and are helping our clients build a better tomorrow with a growing number of landmark transactions over the last 6 months* to support their environmental and social goals through:

  • 39 sustainable finance transactions globally
  • Valued at $35.9BN.

Next-generation sustainable finance

We're pioneers in Australia’s fast-evolving sustainable finance industry, actively banking the transition with many market firsts in green, social and sustainable solutions.
 

Sustainability-Linked Bonds

  • Wesfarmers – 1st Australian Market Sustainability-Linked Bond
  • Woolworths – 2nd Australian Market Sustainability-Linked Bond.

 

Sustainability-Linked Loans

  • NSW Land Registry Services – 1st Australian Sustainability-Linked Loan tied to reconciliation
  • Genesis Energy – 1st Sustainability-Linked Loan in NZ aligned to the Climate Transition Finance Handbook
  • The Warehouse Group – 1st Sustainability-Linked Loan in NZ tied to sustainable packaging and gender targets
  • G8 Education- 1st Sustainability-Linked Loan from the childcare education industry
  • Treasury Wine Estates - 1st Sustainability-Linked Loan in the Asia-Pacific for the wine industry.
     

Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds and Loans

  • Mercury NZ – 1st NZ company to issue a Green Bond in Australia
  • Christchurch City Holdings Ltd – 1st Sustainability Bond in NZ to include a fibre-optic network
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank – Inaugural Kangaroo and Kauri Sustainability Bonds
  • NHFIC – Social and Sustainability Bonds supporting social and affordable housing
  • Te Pūkenga – 1st Social Loan in Australasia
  • NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) - Benchmark Sustainability Bond to finance both social and green projects in NSW.

 

Financing for Sustainability: Asia Pacific's evolving ESG Market

A Westpac report written by Economist Impact on the findings of two executive surveys - investor executives based in Asia Pacific, and executives at companies globally familiar with their company's sustainable finance issuances and issuing of sustainable finance in Asia Pacific.

Read the report

Your partner in building a sustainable future

As Australia’s oldest bank we've long been committed to helping our customers build more sustainable business models as:

  • We bring a unique understanding of the sustainable finance sector and the rapidly changing requirements and expectations of investors and the wider community to our partnerships
  • Our experts work collaboratively to understand your business and deliver tailored transactions with tangible outcomes
  • Sharing bespoke industry insights and research to empower decision-making
  • We've proven experience in structuring transactions with effective and achievable and goals.

Sustainable finance insights in Westpac IQ

The rapid rise of sustainable finance

2021 was a massive year for sustainability broadly, and the ever-sharpening global focus can be clearly gauged by the rapid evolution and upward trajectory of sustainable finance.
 

Addressing social issues with sustainable finance

A surge in socially driven sustainable finance brought on by COVID-19 looks set to endure. We examine some of the key developments underway globally likely to accelerate further uptake. 

 

Holding businesses accountable for sustainability

Sustainability is now a top agenda item for all businesses and, while it presents many challenges for organisations, the welcome news is that greater clarity is looming around one of the persistent uncertainties: how to report?
 

Things you should know

* Transactions between 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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