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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Conclusion and Recommendations

What are the changes that need to take place to move sustainability concerns to the centre of banking operations?

We look at how to best address the mis-match between company reporting and sustainability performance.

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