Search results for Sustainability

Agribusiness

Agtech at the forefront of cereal breeding programs

Agtech adoption and development of new technologies are critical to Australia's agricultural sustainability, profitability, and resilience. CommBan...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

CommBank’s cutting-edge tool for building sustainability upgrades

With commercial buildings accounting for around 24 per cent of Australia’s national electricity consumption and 10 per cent of national greenhouse ...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

Finance powering Australia's renewable energy future

Conditions couldn't be better at Nyngan Solar Farm, seven hours inland from Sydney. Sun beats down on the 250-hectare site, where fields of solar p...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

EV sector confronts industry challenges head on

Australia has witnessed a rapid acceleration in the adoption of electric cars, with the Electric Vehicle Council reporting more than a 120 per cent...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

Upcycled waste takes the heat out of cement’s emissions

Australia's manufacturing sector requires huge amounts of heat and that hasn't really changed since our first factories were built. While there's n...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

Incentives for Aussie businesses to go EV

As Australian businesses search for ways to accelerate their progress towards net zero emissions targets, many are choosing to transition their com...
20 February 2024
Sustainability

Creating value from carbon neutrality

Australia has a fantastic opportunity to use its land and resources to generate value from high-quality carbon credits. But our systems need to sca...
20 March 2023
Sustainability

Why is measuring sustainability on farm good for everyone?

Measuring sustainable farming is good for more than stakeholder reporting. For one Australian farmer, it’s had a direct impact on everything from p...
16 March 2023
Economy

Australia’s carbon market set for big changes in the years ahead

The release of the Chubb Review and the government’s position paper on changes to the Safeguard Mechanism further solidify a paradigm shift for Aus...
8 March 2023
Sustainability

Indigenous communities can lead in carbon markets

Australia’s First Nations peoples have been caring for Country for countless generations. Their accumulated knowledge could open up opportunities i...
17 February 2023
Sustainability

Sustainable finance puts biodiversity in focus

How CommBank's sustainable finance helps First Nations and business partner to protect biodiversity.
15 February 2023
Sustainability

Three challenges facing the transport sector’s green energy transition

Electric trucks are a reality. Renewable diesel is also here. So what are the hurdles to decarbonising Australia’s road transport? Three experts fr...
8 February 2023
Sustainability

Combatting climate change with agri solutions

Farmers who work in harmony with nature benefit from greater productivity and profit and less biodiversity loss. They’re also leaving a lasting leg...
31 January 2023
Sustainability

Mining for the transition

Lithium, cobalt, nickel and copper are the metals of this century as the world turns to battery storage and clean technology. There are opportuniti...
24 January 2023
Sustainability

Maximising impact through investment

Assessing environmental, social and governance data remains difficult, but it’s no excuse to delay investing for positive change. It’s a way for in...
20 January 2023
Economy

Global energy transition: Trends in Australia’s mining investment

Despite a sharp increase in mining and energy project investment, the evidence does not point to the start of a ‘green’ mining super-cycle.
17 January 2023
Sustainability

Driving growth in the circular economy

The circular economy is a massive opportunity for Australia. We can replace the ‘take, make and waste’ model of production with the nine Rs – and s...
16 January 2023
Sustainability

Brian Cox’s universal view of the planet

Brian Cox explains how the wonders of the universe can help us confront the challenges facing humanity – and how black holes are linked to quantum ...
12 December 2022
Sustainability

Building for a green future

Energy efficiency is just a small part of the steps being taken to reduce the carbon impact of buildings in Australia.
5 December 2022
Sustainability

Sustainability lessons from Planet Earth

Award-winning wildlife filmmaker Dr Chadden Hunter’s work on BBC’s Planet Earth series alongside Sir David Attenborough highlight the public’s chan...
30 November 2022
Sustainability

How three CEOs are helping drive Australia’s net-zero transition

CEOs from three of Australia’s biggest companies – CommBank CEO Matt Comyn, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and new Telstra CEO Vicki Brady – discuss their c...
25 November 2022
Sustainability

Highlights from CommBank's Momentum 2022 conference

A rockstar physicist, a wildlife filmmaker, corporate leaders, farmers and an indigenous ranger shared ideas, delved into issues and discussed solu...
15 November 2022
Sustainability

Financing the batteries that can support Australia’s renewable future

Large-scale batteries are a key component of the electricity grid’s transition to renewable power.
28 September 2022
Economy
20 September 2022
Sustainability

Why electric buses are the future of public transport

With governments and businesses working together to achieve zero-emission bus fleets, we’re reimagining how transport connects our communities.
15 July 2022
Sustainability
5 July 2022
Sustainability

Will higher funding costs impact sustainable finance?

Our views on the impact of funding costs on sustainable finance.
3 May 2022
Sustainability

Mapping Australia's path to transition

Five focus areas where our customers can take actionable steps today to bring Australia closer to its net zero emissions goal.
3 May 2022
Sustainability

How sustainability helps drive business value

How embedding sustainability helps drive business value.
2 May 2022
Sustainability

How social purpose impacts consumer purchasing

Attract more business by becoming purpose-led.
2 May 2022
Sustainability

The role of carbon farming as Australia targets net-zero

Landholders in agriculture have an enormous opportunity to support Australia achieve net-zero carbon emissions targets by 2050.
28 April 2022
Sustainability

Sustainability and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles

Sustainability back in focus as interest in hybrid and electric vehicles returns
7 April 2022
Technology

Australian manufacturing is thriving

CommBank’s inaugural Manufacturing Insights Report shows that the Australian sector is in great shape.
1 April 2022
Sustainability

Supply chains manage ESG risk

Supply chains are in focus as businesses look to embed their ESG strategy across their operations. How can supply chains be used to manage ESG risk...
9 March 2022
Sustainability

COP26: how the private sector can propel us to net zero

COP26 has reinforced the momentum for change and highlighted the critical role the private sector plays in the transition to net zero. Learn more o...
3 December 2021
Sustainability

Carbon markets a global opportunity for collaboration

Carbon pricing will be a key instrument for de-carbonisation, driving the lowest cost abatement across the economy, ensuring polluters pay and supp...
2 December 2021
Sustainability

Investing in a sustainable future

Institutional investors play a vital role in helping carbon intensive businesses transition to long-term sustainability, supporting the broader glo...
29 November 2021
Sustainability

Fuelling the future with green hydrogen

Australia has the potential to be a leading producer in green hydrogen if it moves quickly and invests in the infrastructure.
29 November 2021
Sustainability

How leading businesses are harnessing ESG practices to reach net zero

Four Australian companies explain how they are already transitioning to a more sustainable future.
29 November 2021
Sustainability

Dr Alan Finkel and the pathway to net zero

Dr Alan Finkel recently spoke with Matt Comyn about Australia's path to net zero.
29 November 2021
Sustainability

Cobram Estate forges a future with sustainability at its core

A leading producer of extra virgin olive oil in Australia, Cobram Estate is blazing a trail in sustainable agricultural production.
26 November 2021
Sustainability

Getting to net zero: A clear pathway

To play its part in limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, Australia must commit to reaching net zero emissions. Business has a crucial ro...
26 November 2021
Sustainability

Driving Indigenous Businesses Forward

As Australian businesses seek to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their everyday operations, an increasing nu...
26 November 2021
Sustainability

Royal Adelaide Hospital loan raises bar on sustainability

RAH has secured the first sustainability loan in Australia. Discover how smart financing can help Australia transition to a more sustainable future.
23 August 2021
Sustainability

Asia’s smart cities: putting sustainability first

Future-focused cities like Singapore use tech and big data to solve urban challenges, and promote sustainability.
17 August 2021
Sustainability

Tapping hydrogen to decarbonise the economy

Hydrogen has been considered an expensive new energy option, but as the countdown to zero emissions grows globally, it’s attracting renewed interest.
27 July 2021
Sustainability

The case for a circular economy

Discover how business and consumers can make the switch to a more sustainable circular economy.
14 July 2021
Sustainability

Sustainable finance critical for a cleaner, greener future

As investors foresee the end of fossil fuel usage within the next decade, they’re increasingly turning to sustainable investments underpinned by as...
3 June 2021
Sustainability

Appetite for sustainable issuances ripe for growth

Commonwealth Bank recently partnered with KangaNews to assess the state of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) market.
7 May 2021