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Social & Environmental Sustainability

09 Aug 2018

Hand: we’ve got to support our farmers

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ’s Mark Hand discusses newly announced relief measures for Australian farmers.

07 Aug 2018

SMEs, energy & control

Cosi De Angelis | GM Transaction Banking & Asset Finance Solutions, ANZ

Australian SMEs are facing an energy efficiency challenge. Here’s how one business turned it into an advantage.

02 Aug 2018

Round we go in the circular economy

Stan Krpan | CEO, Sustainability Victoria

Australia’s current economic system is predominantly linear – not ideal. But there are ways we can bring it around.

30 Jul 2018

The need to make NZ farming cleaner and greener

Mark Hiddleston | Managing Director Commercial & Agri ANZ NZ

Environmental compliance is an ever-growing consideration for agri businesses in NZ.

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.

19 Jul 2018

PODCAST: why shareholders care about purpose

Shayne Elliott | Chief Executive Officer, ANZ

Consumers and investors are analysing more than just your core business strategy, says a social impact expert.

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 | Visual Production Editor, 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 Jul 2018

bluenotes debate: the renewable future

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

We chat to a panel of experts about the future slate for renewable energy in Australia.

06 Jul 2018

The king of the north

Bernadette Shaw | Regional Executive Business Banking NT, ANZ

It’s easy to overlook the agribusiness prospects offered by Australia’s Top End.

02 Jul 2018

Putting green bricks in the wall

Jorge Chapa | Head of Market Transformation, GBCA

Cities which embrace greens spaces stand to gain significant benefits.

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.

04 Jun 2018

Australian banks can lead world on sustainability

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

BoM’s Dr Karl Braganza says Australian financial services currently lag Europe in understanding, application of sustainability.

16 May 2018

Saving their way to freedom

Professor Roslyn Russell | Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University

Helping people save can help improve financial habits – and change lives, new RMIT research confirms.

11 May 2018

Insulating for a better New Zealand

David Hisco | CEO New Zealand and Group Executive, ANZ

Every year, thousands of Kiwi children get sick from poorly built housing and it’s time to do something about it, says ANZ NZ CEO.

04 May 2018

LONGREAD: easing Australia’s housing pain

Kath Walters | Content marketing consultant and freelance journalist

Could a German funding model fix Australia’s seemingly broken apartment system?