Sustainable Banking

Australia’s largest retail banks – often known as the big four – have been praised as leaders in corporate sustainability reporting. Despite receiving numerous sustainability awards, a closer examination of their operations reveals a different picture.

This report looks at the social, environmental and governance performance of the big four banks and how it contrasts with their lauded efforts. The report recommends ways in which banks can be moved to go beyond the symbolic gestures and more authentically integrate sustainability into their operations.

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Corporate Governance

How does company leadership drive social and environmental outcomes in Australia’s big banks?

We examine the performance of the banks on integrating sustainability concerns into their decision making. What are the structures within banks that progress these issues?

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