Whitton said Pollination was excited about the partnership given the push to net zero across the whole economy requires a diverse level of skillsets.
“Our mission is to push that transition as fast as we can and get us to a point where we’re dealing with nature in the right way,” she said. “And to do that it’s really a team effort.”
“I think the ambition for this partnership is to provide a platform that can really go with clients on every step of that journey.”
The partnership will see ANZ will invest $US50 million for a minority equity stake in Pollination, a leading global climate change investment and advisory firm.
The parties say the investment allows them to bring together their own track records financing and advising on sustainability to deliver impactful solutions across the Asia Pacific, including achieving levels of innovation, integrity and scale which would be unreachable without the partnership.
Tapley said one of the aims was to enable ANZ and Pollination to play a role in innovating “the next generation of sustainable finance”.
“I’m hopeful we’re right at the forefront of that,” she said.
At Pollination, the agreement is “all about trying to accelerate” the sustainable transition, according to Whitton.
“The hope is, in this partnership we can really bring together a team that can help accelerate that transition in a really impactful way, not just for clients, but the broader system as a whole,” she said.
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Katharine Tapley is Head of Sustainable Finance at ANZ and Zoe Whitton is Partner at Pollination
This article was originally published on ANZ’s Institutional Insights website