Speaking as the bank released its half-year Corporate Sustainability update, Elliott told BlueNotes on video he was pleased with the report but said ANZ was committed to doing even better.
“We can go about our business and not be thoughtful about the impacts we have,” he said. “Or we can use the way we go about our business to have positive impacts on the community. That’s the way we think at ANZ.”
The update details how ANZ is tracking against the sustainability targets it set at the end of 2016. Highlights from the update include $A5 billion funded and facilitated in low-carbon and sustainable projects and around 500,000 people reached through its financial inclusion programs.