Social & Environmental Sustainability

08 Dec 2021

2022 looms as watershed for financial sector

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Even ignoring the pandemic, 2022 will be a turning point for banks with a focus on digitalisation and sustainability non-negotiable.

24 Nov 2021

Shareholders are stakeholders too

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

It’s not capitalism that is driving global warming and growing inequality, it’s the humans making the rules behind it. And they can change them.

23 Nov 2021

COP26: time to walk the talk

Richard Yetsenga | Chief Economist, ANZ

Businesses and governments may have formed a plan for a sustainable future at the recent COP26 conference. Now they need to deliver on the plan.

18 Nov 2021

A clearer path to a sustainable transition

Mark Whelan | Group Executive Institutional, ANZ

Financial services companies have a clearer framework for sustainability investments in the wake of the COP26 conference in Glasgow.

04 Nov 2021

More than recycling: impacts of a more circular economy

Adelaide Timbrell & Catherine Birch | Senior Economists, ANZ

A transition to a more circular economy is necessary to significantly reduce environmental impact while still growing the economy and lifting living standards.

28 Oct 2021

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: staying ahead of sustainable finance

Katharine Tapley & Christina Tonkin | Head of Sustainable Finance & MD Corporate Finance, ANZ

ANZ has a unique opportunity to continue leading the way towards a lower carbon future with sustainable finance deals across the Asia Pacific.

19 Oct 2021

Watson: banking on sustainability in NZ

Antonia Watson | ANZ Group Executive and CEO, New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand CEO says a strategic focus on environmental sustainability will create opportunities for the bank and its customers.

18 Oct 2021

Net-zero drives opportunity, investment

Sharon Klyne | bluenotes contributor

A trillion-dollar opportunity is up for grabs for both government and private sector industries investing in the net-zero economy.

15 Sep 2021

Taming capitalism’s nature

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Companies which find the right mix of financial growth and social good will ultimately succeed in the long-term.

23 Aug 2021

B-doubling up on freight for regional Australia

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

A focus on safety and sustainability is crucial for this ambitious logistics company.

17 Jun 2021

India’s vital role against climate change

Krystal Tan & Rini Sen | Economists, ANZ

India is highly vulnerable to the risks from climate change so the nation is pushing hard for progress towards decarbonisation goals.

15 Jun 2021

China commodities: clear waters, lush mountains

Daniel Hynes & Soni Kumari | Senior Commodities Analyst & Commodities Strategist, ANZ

Could a focus on a cleaner future climate and economy destabilise China’s commodity markets?

19 May 2021

Investing with purpose

Rita Da Silva | Wealth & Asset Management Leader, EY Oceania

A focus on sustainability, diversity and inclusion will shape the wealth management journey for many Australians.

10 May 2021

Insufficient momentum in Asia energy transition

Krystal Tan | Asia Economist, ANZ

Asia’s energy transition may be under way but the pace needs to increase rapidly to make a difference.

22 Apr 2021

High hopes for the hydrogen industry

John Hirjee | Executive Director Corporate Finance Institutional, ANZ

Australia can develop hydrogen into a new export commodity but there is increasing competition from other countries keen to grab a share of this potentially significant market.

14 Apr 2021

Investor confidence renewed in renewables

Simon Scott & Joel Reid | Partner and Head of Energy + Resources Group & Energy Group Partner, MinterEllison

Despite local challenges, market sentiment for the Australian renewables sector is improving.