We want to build an inclusive workplace that is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination for all our people. Everyone should feel safe and comfortable to be themselves at work.
Unity, our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) and allies employee network, was formed in 2012 to help create and maintain an inclusive workplace for LGBTIQ staff free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. Unity has had great success in raising LGBTIQ awareness, with networks established in every Australian state, as well as in London and Auckland.
In early 2016, we were pleased to announce we would be sponsoring The Pinnacle Foundation for a further three years. The Pinnacle Foundation is Australia’s only national organisation supporting marginalised and disadvantaged LGBTIQ students. Students aged 16-24 are provided with financial support to help them achieve their goals, whether they’re furthering their education at university, TAFE or completing high school. Each student is also paired with a Pinnacle mentor who guides and supports them through their journey to success.
Each year until 2018, we will provide up to eight Commonwealth Bank scholarships to successful Pinnacle Foundation applicants.
“CommBank’s financial support of marginalised LGBTIQ youth through the Pinnacle Foundation is a great measure of their commitment to equality and social justice. It’s powerful to see one of Australia’s largest companies dedicate financial, volunteer and technical support to help our youth with such high potential.”
- Sean Linkson, CEO, The Pinnacle Foundation