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Social & Environmental Sustainability

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.

26 Nov 2020

H to Go: fuelling a more sustainable future

John Hirjee | Executive Director Corporate Finance Institutional, ANZ

Australia is uniquely poised to lead the emerging market for hydrogen – energy from the world’s most abundant chemical element.

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.

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.

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.

07 Aug 2020

LONGREAD: the minerals critical for new energy, new technologies, the future

Catherine Birch & Soni Kumari | Senior Economist & Commodities Strategist, ANZ

Major opportunities exist for Australia to take a lead in producing and processing critical minerals.

23 Jul 2020

Saving for a rainy day harder in crisis

Alexis George | Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Group Executive Wealth Australia, ANZ

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a swing at the financial wellbeing of Australians who were already feeling vulnerable.

22 Jul 2020

Addressing crises - acute and chronic

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

The link between the two most worrying crises of our times – COVID-19 and climate change – must be examined to successfully combat both.

17 Jul 2020

Social bonds rising

Sharon Klyne | bluenotes contributor

Social bonds are due to emerge as the fastest growing segment of the sustainable debt market in 2020.

01 Jul 2020

LONGREAD: circling value in CO2

Sophia Hamblin Wang | COO, Mineral Carbonation International

Round and round goes the circular economy which will be integral to reaching the world’s climate change goals.

11 Jun 2020

Abstract climate change ends with pandemic

Richard Yetsenga | ANZ chief economist

COVID-19 has forced the world to pause and consider what aspects of “normal” need to return once the crisis passes if another existential crisis is to be averted.

19 May 2020

Hydrogen - the fuel of the future?

Satoshi Okazaki & Andrew Cornell | Head of Corporate Banking ANZ Japan & Managing Editor of bluenotes

Hydrogen - along with oxygen, a constituent of water - is also a fuel of the future. And potentially a climate change saviour.

27 Feb 2020

Sustaining momentum on sustainable finance

Katharine Tapley | Head of Sustainable Finance Solutions, ANZ

Sustainable finance hit record high levels in 2019. Can this be sustained – and grow even further – in 2020?

21 Feb 2020

Aus emissions: output or intensity - part two

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

A majority of Australia’s emissions are being driven by a few key industries. Find out which in part two of this series.

13 Feb 2020

Calculating a fair tax on carbon

Alan Mitchell | Former AFR Economics Editor

Should the Australian government take note of the approach of other major economies on carbon taxes?

07 Feb 2020

Aus emissions: output or intensity - part one

Catherine Birch | Senior Economist, ANZ

Australia’s Government has said they don’t want to risk the economy over emissions cuts. What impact will that make? Hear more in this two-part series.