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Environmental markets

Westpac has been responding to the challenges of climate change on our business for over 15 years and has been globally recognised1 for our capabilities in managing the emerging risks and opportunities in this field. Westpac has the experience and the expertise to assist our clients’ transition to a carbon constrained economy.


Westpac was the first bank to trade eligible credits in the NZ ETS and we've been trading carbon in the EU ETS since 2006. We're proud to have been voted ‘Best Trading Company in Australasia’ for carbon every year awarded by the Environmental Finance Awards1.


We offer a range of solutions across the Australian, European and New Zealand carbon markets. These include New Zealand Units, European Union Allowances, Certified Emission Reductions, Emission Reduction Units and other Kyoto Units, all offered in a range of currencies. We are also an active participant in Australia's Carbon Farming Initiative.


We have been globally recognised for our leadership in the evolving carbon economy1.

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