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Environment

29 Oct 2020

ANZ’s new carbon initiatives

Mark Whelan | Group Executive Institutional, ANZ

With important changes to ANZ’s carbon policy announced today Mark Whelan shares how the bank is transitioning to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.

02 Apr 2020

Businesses benefitting people and planet

Andrew Davies | CEO, B Lab

Consumers are demanding businesses focus on more than just financial returns.

31 Jan 2020

Financing a changing climate

Stella Saris Chow | Head of Sustainable Finance – International, ANZ

Sustainable finance is growing rapidly, innovative products can help support companies in the transition to a lower carbon economy.

02 Sep 2019

Responsible investing is value investing

Mathew Browning | CEO, U Ethical

All companies, both big and small, must be properly recording and reporting the benefits and risks of their investments.

15 May 2019

Robots don’t like ESG

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Environmental, social and governance reporting may extend beyond the normal reporting criteria but it is highly important.

26 Jul 2018

Water, sustainability & entitlement

Chris Olszak | Director, Aither

Water trading is driving Australian agriculture’s competitive advantage – and providing new avenues for sustainability.

13 Jul 2018

Big promises, tiny homes

Kath Walters | Content marketing consultant and freelance journalist

Tiny houses are touted as a solution to homelessness, housing affordability and more. These are big promises.

12 Jul 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: why plastic bans are in vogue

Melissa Currie | Creative Content Producer, bluenotes

Our ‘disposable’ lifestyle means around 50 per cent of plastic is used just once and thrown away. Is it really worth the convenience?

12 Jun 2018

Plastic bags – the elephant in the room

Tony Field | bluenotes contributor

Over 1.5 billion single-use plastic bags are used every year in NZ. One company is helping out.

02 May 2018

The power of partnerships and wind

Mel Cutler & Mark Clover | Head of Environmental Sustainability & Director of Project and Export Finance, ANZ

As environmental issues become increasingly important for businesses, some turn to renewable energy.

05 Apr 2018

A warmer year for fossil fuel funding but finance climate still cooling

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Global banks increased lending for “extreme” fossil fuels last year but will such finances be increasingly climate constrained?

04 Apr 2018

Australia, act now or risk missing green investment opportunities

Prof Martina Linnenluecke | Professor of Environmental Science at Macquarie University

The business benefits of adopting a purpose-beyond-profit approach are positive for all organisations, including banks.