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COVID-19 pandemic

21 Jan 2021

Evolving how we work

Kathryn van der Merwe | Group Executive – Talent & Culture, ANZ

Six core beliefs will guide ANZ into the future of how its workplaces operate both in the office and remotely.

20 Jan 2021

COVID-19 hits lower paid harder, data show

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

Employment losses from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic were more heavily concentrated in lower paid roles.

18 Jan 2021

PODCAST: combatting the next decade’s crises

Blair Sheppard | Global Leader Strategy & Leadership, PwC

With COVID-19 still firmly gripping many communities, the next decade will see a number of major crises impacting the world’s economy.

13 Jan 2021

All in it together?

Dr Emily Porter | ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the dangerous gap in financial wellbeing for some vulnerable Australians.

11 Jan 2021

The best of bluenotes in 2020

bluenotes contributors |

Bushfires, COVID-19, recession, racial turmoil, climate emergency. 2020 was certainly a year that many of us will never forget.

16 Dec 2020

ANZ Board Minutes: flying 20 minutes ahead of the plane

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

New ANZ Chairman Paul O’Sullivan says boards must take a long-term view when making crucial business decisions and keep the community in mind.

09 Dec 2020

The year that was

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

In a year like no other, ANZ’s content team continued to deliver insights, analysis and a look into the human experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.

08 Dec 2020

The outlook for Australian agri in 2021

Mark Bennett & Madeleine Swan | Head of Agribusiness & Associate Director Agri Research, ANZ

Australia’s agri industry had a surprisingly strong year in 2020 despite fires, drought and a global pandemic. The outlook for next year too is positive.

07 Dec 2020

Remote learning extends to financial education

Professor Roslyn Russell | Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University

Like other forms of education this year, financial literacy courses had to quickly move to online offerings in response to COVID-19.

04 Dec 2020

Social housing: helping the vulnerable and the economy

Adelaide Timbrell, Felicity Emmett & Catherine Birch | Economist & Senior Economists, ANZ

Investing in social housing creates economic and social benefits for the broader community. But it changes the lives of the most vulnerable.

03 Dec 2020

Q&A: facing up to leadership, culture and challenges

Kevin Corbally | Chief Risk Officer, ANZ

ANZ Director Graeme Liebelt reflects on the experiences that led him to the bank’s board and what he looks for in leadership.

25 Nov 2020

Regulators, central banks, investors stand firm on climate goals

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Even if the COVID-19 crisis abates across the globe, a climate storm is gathering for the financial services industry.

23 Nov 2020

Aus banking plays the waiting game

Tim Dring | Oceania Banking & Capital Markets leader, EY

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is yet to be felt by the Australian banking industry.

20 Nov 2020

Identity a cornerstone of effective fraud – and its prevention

Kim Downs & Warren Brown | Fraud and ABAC Lead & Fraud Policy Lead, ANZ

Just as major organisations are adapting to new technologies, so too are the fraudsters using data to drive illicit activities.

18 Nov 2020

Inspecting the 2021 housing market

Felicity Emmett & Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist and Economist at ANZ

Australia’s housing market fared better through the pandemic than expected and will make modest gains before a solid recovery in 2021.

16 Nov 2020

Demanding social bonds in pandemic

Dean Spicer | NZ Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ

Social bonds are a rapidly growing part of the international investment market, allowing investors to help fund a range of projects with positive social outcomes.