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Regional

Going for gold: the business of winning on and off the field, thanks to Visa.

CommBank features parallels with Olympic athletes and Business owners
18 July 2024
Sustainability

A roadmap to net-zero cities

Carbon markets are a powerful transitional tool in the journey to net zero and Australia is very well placed to supply the full spectrum of high-in...
11 July 2024
Sustainability

Australia’s golden opportunity to lead the world in carbon credits

Carbon markets are a powerful transitional tool in the journey to net zero and Australia is very well placed to supply the full spectrum of high-in...
11 July 2024
Sustainability

Shaping tomorrow's energy future

The roadmap to net zero is complicated but we have experts navigating the path.
11 July 2024
Agribusiness

The changing face of farming explored at Beef

CommBank presented at Beef Australia, Beyond Beef: Charting the Path to CN30, exploring the outlook for the beef sector.
10 July 2024
Working capital

FI bond issuance builds on record 2023 as Kangaroo market deepens

For financial institution (FI) bonds, Australian dollar issuance levels so far in 2024 have been building on records set last year in several areas.
19 June 2024
Technology

Why businesses must ride the real-time payments wave

The creation of an array of new real-time capabilities, will revolutionise the way consumers and businesses make and receive payments.
5 June 2024
Sustainable finance

Realise the opportunity: understanding mandatory climate-related financial reporting

Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures will likely be rolled out for many large organisations from January 2025.
29 May 2024
Agribusiness

Bullish outlook for beef sector

CommBank presents at Beef 2024, Beyond Beef: Charting the Path to CN30, exploring the outlook for the beef sector.
7 May 2024
Sustainable finance

Get ready and get ahead: preparing for mandatory climate-related financial reporting

Mandatory climate-related financial disclosures will likely be rolled out for many large organisations from January 2025. How can your business be ...
6 May 2024
Sustainability

Connecting capital to accelerate the transition to net-zero

As the shift to sustainable energy picks up pace, experts and investors are working together to accelerate the deployment of capital to fund the tr...
8 April 2024
Sustainability

Electric buses help race to net zero

With state governments and private bus operators all racing to transition their bus fleets to electric by 2050, financing has a critical role to pl...
22 March 2024
Agribusiness

The balancing act of succession planning

Succession planning can be a complex issue to tackle for many farming families, with much at stake.
22 March 2024
Technology

Technology again reshaping professional services leadership

As new digital tools reshape professional services delivery, leaders are looking closely at which skills their firms need to thrive.
13 March 2024
Cashflow

Why there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to business cash flow challenges

Evidence of persistent cash flow challenges can be seen across the Australian business landscape.
12 March 2024
Sustainable finance

Businesses think long-term about assets that drive cost and carbon-efficiency

In the face of rising costs and sustainability imperatives, businesses are exploring new ways to become more efficient and eco-conscious energy con...
12 March 2024
Manufacturing

How workforce diversity can help emerging regional manufacturing centres thrive

Building a more gender-equal and diverse manufacturing workforce is crucial to bridging labour shortages and modernising the sector.
7 March 2024
Manufacturing

Driving the competitive edge that keeps SA’s manufacturing sector on the world stage

With goals to open ‘unparalleled opportunity’, the South Australian government’s Advanced Manufacturing Strategy is set to make the state’s manufac...
27 February 2024
Economy

Local bond issuers turn to US private placements

Early 2023 was a relatively unstable period for debt markets fuelled by increasing interest rates, regional US bank failures and rising inflation. ...
22 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

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
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

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

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

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
eCommerce

The eCommerce trends set to accelerate in 2024

Consumers will be even more selective, payment flexibility and innovation will be vital, and new tools to boost online security will gain momentum.
13 February 2024
Customer stories

From the ground up: The key to a thriving franchise network

Zarraffa’s Coffee turned franchise network provides marketing guidance, good site selection, training and development, so that franchisee partners ...
4 December 2023
Solar

Solar benefits for businesses

To decide whether solar is the right choice for your business, certain inputs can help. Here are the key considerations.
1 December 2023
Agribusiness

Win-win for Uralla farmers as production optimisation unlocks environmental benefits

NSW livestock producers Hamish and Jess Webb used a CommBank Agri Green Loan to cover start up costs to a soil carbon project that could deliver mo...
30 November 2023
Cashflow

Top new strategies businesses are using to boost cash flow

Businesses across Australia are looking at all options to free up cash amid persistent inflation and rising cost pressures.
27 November 2023
Technology

How cybersecurity experts from top firms manage risks and responses

Professional services firms are strengthening cyber resilience to protect their businesses and clients. Three industry experts share their views on...
9 November 2023
Technology

6 things we learned about climate tech at SXSW Sydney

As experts debated the pathways to seed, accelerate and scale climate tech innovation for a net-zero future, here’s what we discovered.
7 November 2023
Technology

8 things cyber experts want us to know about AI right now

Thought-leaders, industry experts and innovators converge at SXSW Sydney to peer into the future and discuss the rise of generative AI in cybersecu...
30 October 2023
Women in focus

Yaala Sparkling

Yaala Sparkling: increasing First Nations representation in the native food industry
26 October 2023
Cyber security

Helping business customers stay ahead of scammers

Australians are losing hundreds of millions to investment scams. CommBank is staying at the forefront of scam and fraud prevention technology, so b...
20 October 2023
Agribusiness

Championing change for Aboriginal Housing Company

The Aboriginal Housing Company is paving the way for Indigenous communities in NSW with its residential support and community connection.
18 October 2023
Technology

Step into the future at SXSW Sydney

Where tech, entertainment and education converge for a festival of ideas and future-think.
11 October 2023
Economy

Strengthening the business case for productive assets

While economic conditions remain uncertain, many businesses continue to lift investment in assets that can boost productivity and efficiency.
28 September 2023
Technology

Optimising investment in electric vehicles as business adoption set to soar

Businesses are poised to lead the expansion of Australia’s electric vehicle market. We explore top tips and lesser-known financial incentives that ...
22 September 2023
Professional Services

Firms are making it personal when competing for top talent

Professional services firms are finding new ways to attract and retain good people in a stubbornly tight labour market. Two law firm leaders share ...
7 September 2023
Cyber security

How to defend your cloud-hosted network from cyber threats

We explore how to secure your cloud-hosted network against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
7 September 2023
Regional

Lessons from the top: what it takes to win in sport and business

The CommBank Matildas’ rise to sporting superstardom provides a timely reminder about what it takes to succeed.
29 August 2023
Customer stories

The importance of strong relationships for one of Australia’s top hotel owners

Salter Brothers has an enviable reputation for completing record-breaking hotel deals. Its Managing Director says that reliability and active manag...
15 August 2023
Technology

CommBank launches Australian banking first to help prevent payment scams

CommBank launches new tech tools to detect potential financial scams – helping protect you and your customers’ financial transactions.
31 July 2023
Cyber security

When bank impersonators go phishing

Bank impersonators used fraudulent SMS and phone calls to scam $20 million from Australians in 2022. Micro, small and medium-sized businesses were ...
28 June 2023
Technology

New technologies set to amplify professional services expertise

From legal to accounting and insolvency, professional services firms operate at the nexus of convention and innovation. Two leaders lift the lid on...
16 June 2023
Technology

Understanding the concept of Zero-Trust and how it applies to your business

Organisations from across the public and private sectors have been on the Zero-Trust architecture journey for more than a decade now. So, what is i...
7 June 2023
Technology

Building a cyber attack recovery plan

Having a cyber attack recovery plan is a critical step in building your business’ resilience.
25 May 2023
Manufacturing

How manufacturers are fine-tuning operations in search of productivity

Manufacturers are targeting higher production volumes and financial outperformance. First, they’re busy clearing persistent hurdles to shore up the...
17 May 2023
Behavioural science

Why emotions should guide customer experience design

Knowing how customers make decisions can be more powerful than data sets for driving purchases.
15 May 2023
Technology

Access management and protecting business from cyber threats

To understand the importance of access management in defending your company, it’s first useful to think about the cyber-attack chain.
11 May 2023
Technology

Improving customer experiences with AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping Australian businesses improve customer experiences and bolstering productivity. AI expert Dan Jermyn shares...
10 May 2023
Customer stories

The Anaconda brand experience

Discover how Anaconda decided upon its long-term strategic direction, including aligning the in-store experience with its digital one.
9 May 2023
Economy

Unpacking Australia's population boom

The lift in population will have implications for labour supply and wages growth, but also inflation in the Australian economy.
5 May 2023
Agribusiness

Unlocking opportunities for beef dairy industries

At a recent CommBank panel discussion at the Farm World field days in Victoria, industry experts discussed the opportunity for “beef on dairy”
2 May 2023
Technology

The future of AI: what comes next?

A panel of AI experts explore the challenges and benefits of AI technology.
21 April 2023
Technology

Three Rs of Cyber for Business

Understanding your business’ cyber risk, improving your resilience and planning for recovery are key considerations for any business relying on tec...
19 April 2023
Technology

How digital payments can help businesses lead in customer experience

If cash is more than 10% of your business receivables, you need to read this.
17 April 2023
Economy

Vantage Point by Stephen Halmarick - April 2023

Global economic growth is expected to slow to 2.4% in 2023. Aggressive monetary policy tightening by the major central banks to control surging inf...
12 April 2023
Economy

Economic Insights for the week ahead

Senior Economist Belinda Allen shares her perspective.
6 April 2023
Cyber security

Businesses can't afford to ignore cyber security

Why your business can't afford to ignore cyber security
29 March 2023
Regional

Connecting to the local region key to business success

Having a base in regional communities gives urban planning and infrastructure consultancy Premise the ability to provide the expertise of a top-tie...
29 March 2023
Technology

Can digital solutions help healthcare professionals meet growing demand?

As patient numbers return to pre-pandemic levels, general practitioners are using digital technology to work more efficiently and improve patient e...
24 March 2023
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
Economy

Monthly CPI Indicator

Prices fall on early signs consumer demand is weakening.
1 March 2023
Health

The tools GPs are using to navigate pressures and support patients

How general practices are tackling the industry’s top challenges in pursuit of a better experience for patients and staff.
21 February 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
Economy

Economic Insights for the week ahead

CommBank Economist Harry Otley shares his view.
10 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
Economy

China Economic Update

Carol Kong reports on China’s reopening bringing forward the economic recovery, led by household consumption.
11 January 2023
Technology

Why cyber criminals target staff over systems

Australian workers are downing tools as the holiday season rolls around once more. However, holidays can potentially dial up the risk of cyber crim...
13 December 2022
eCommerce

The future of digital currencies

Experts at the Sibos 2022 conference discuss the future of digital currencies, including Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), stablecoins and c...
13 December 2022
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
Economy

Factors influencing the supply of labour in 2023

There are a number of competing forces that could impact the labour market in Australia over the next year.
2 December 2022
Economy

2023 Global & Australian Outlook: The pivot from ‘today’ to ‘tomorrow’

Vantage Point by Stephen Halmarick - Chief Economist
1 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
Economy

Economic update on retail trade

The next few monthly retail trade prints could be difficult to interpret given the Black Friday sales period and the difficulties seasonally adjust...
28 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
Technology

How businesses benefit from IT leaseback options

63% of businesses are ready to consider other options to buying IT assets with cash. Here’s why a leaseback option could work for assets that age q...
18 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
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead

CommBank Economist Stephen Wu shares his view
11 November 2022
Workforce

Grand designs of design thinking

It’s human centred, with a collaborative approach and helps teams overcome blocks and biases that stifle innovation. No wonder so many businesses a...
9 November 2022
Supply chain

Working capital helps curb supply chain challenges

Access to affordable working capital is vital to manage supply chain challenges and keep a steady cash flow. As interest rates rise, our data shows...
25 October 2022
Technology

Australia needs to boost its tech talent to meet economic demands

The Productivity Commission warns that a lack of skills and a reliance on legacy systems threatens Australia’s ability to keep pace with developmen...
19 October 2022
Technology

What’s the biggest scam impacting Australian businesses?

Business email compromise is the number one scam affecting businesses of all sizes across Australia. CommBank’s fraud team explains how it works, h...
12 October 2022
Leadership

Leadership for the next decade

Diversity and Inclusion advocate Shirley Chowdhary says the pandemic accelerated demand for greater workplace inclusivity and diversity and the cha...
7 October 2022
Cyber security

Protecting business data from cyber threats

Data is one of a company’s most valuable assets. It’s also one of its most vulnerable.
5 October 2022
Workforce

The link between curiosity and business growth

Innovation, agility and an ability to pivot have been the hallmarks of doing business over the past two years.
30 September 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
Leadership

The power of women in regional Australia

Regional and rural Australia breeds resourcefulness and resilience. It’s also home to an increasing number of women small business owners.
16 September 2022
Economy

The Jobs and Skills Summit: skills, labour supply and productivity

The new Australian government will hold a Jobs + Skills Summit on 1 - 2 September.
25 August 2022
Economy

Inflation to weigh on hospitality industry

Registered clubs and hospitality venues face mounting inflationary pressure, but a nuanced approach to cost-of-living increases could present the s...
15 August 2022
Supply chain

Rising costs and ongoing supply chain issues stimulate adaptation and innovation

New research for CommBank has revealed a robust, positive outlook among Australian businesses, more than two years after the onset of COVID-19.
12 August 2022
Technology

Digital twin technology – the next frontier

Creating a data-driven digital replica of a business or process is unearthing unprecedented pathways to optimising business outcomes.
10 August 2022
Economy

Victoria the new leading Australian economy

Victoria has overtaken Tasmania as the top-performing economy in the nation in the latest CommSec State of the States report.
25 July 2022
AI

AI unlocks opportunity across the agriculture supply chain

Research scientists are using artificial intelligence to integrate farm-level data with regional and global intelligence to find the data sweet spo...
15 July 2022
Technology

Why confidence among pharmacies has reached a decade high

Australia’s pharmacy businesses are adapting to new demand drivers and unlocking digital opportunities, with community goodwill behind them.
15 July 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
Technology

The digital experience your customers expect

As customers become more digitally savvy, the challenge is to build digital platforms around people.
11 July 2022
Technology

CommBank Health and KPMG Report: Healthy Options

The Healthy Options examines the perspectives of patients, providers, and private health insurers to understand the impacts and efficiency opportun...
7 July 2022
Sustainability
5 July 2022
Economy

Fiscal policy tightening underway – thanks to stronger economy

A stronger economy than that expected at the time of the March 2022/23 Budget is helping deliver a better‑than‑expected budget outcome for 2021/22
29 June 2022
Technology

Protecting your business from cyber-threats

With global geopolitical turmoil driving an upsurge in cybersecurity risks, experts say you need a combination of strong culture, hardened technolo...
28 June 2022
AI

The clever ways AI is helping manufacturing

Significant advances in computational power and robotics are being applied to large-scale manufacturing processes with outstanding results.
20 June 2022
Economy

The Travelling Economist: United States – Eruption

The second edition from Stephen Halmarick, CommBank’s Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Markets Research
20 June 2022
Leadership

Right balance brings right people

Renee Kelly was driven to build her allied health business in regional Victoria to help address the needs of her community.
17 June 2022
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead

CommBank Senior Economist Belinda Allen shares her view for the week ahead.
17 June 2022
Data and analytics

CommBank data shows Australian tourism is on the up post-Covid

Data shows Australians are back on the move post-Covid.
16 June 2022
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead

CommBank Economist Stephen Wu shares his insights on the week ahead.
3 June 2022
Leadership

Balancing risk and opportunity unlocks success for winemakers

Clare Valley winemakers Matt and Ali Paulett have built their family business in new and interesting directions – but every part of the operation s...
31 May 2022
Leadership

Doing good with unused goods

Alison Covington walked away from a successful corporate career to create the Australian arm of Good360, an organisation that connects communities ...
31 May 2022
Technology

Why digital leadership matters

Accounting firms that have invested in digital skills and technology are setting the pace in a sector that is booming amid soaring client needs and...
30 May 2022
Economy

WA outlook is strong despite disruption

Labour shortages and supply-chain constraints are the key challenges facing businesses in Western Australia, but the outlook is positive as the sta...
29 May 2022
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead

A busy week ahead for economic data. The national accounts on Wednesday will be of particular focus.
27 May 2022
Economy

The Travelling Economist: Perth – West is the best

Welcome to the first edition of the Travelling Economist series for 2022 from Stephen Halmarick, Chief Economist, CommBank.
23 May 2022
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead with Belinda Allen

Senior Economist at Commonwealth Bank Belinda Allen shares her insights on the week ahead.
20 May 2022
Technology

How AI is making healthcare better

Healthcare is one industry that can immediately benefit from the insights, accuracy and speed of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
13 May 2022
Sustainability

Will higher funding costs impact sustainable finance?

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

Economic Update: RBA May 2022 Board meeting

The RBA Board today announced that it would increase the cash rate target by 25 basis points to 0.35%.
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 social purpose impacts consumer purchasing

Attract more business by becoming purpose-led.
2 May 2022
Data and analytics

How AI delivers better business outcomes

Why should you adopt AI, and how to do it well.
2 May 2022
Sustainability

How sustainability helps drive business value

How embedding sustainability helps drive business value.
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
Technology

Blockchain adds transparency to supply chains

Blockchain and smart contracts can help strengthen global supply chains impacted by the pandemic by adding transparency and enhancing reaction time...
25 March 2022
Technology

The regtech solutions transforming compliance

Proven by the world’s largest institutions, regulatory technology (regtech) is an important tool for businesses of all sizes, with benefits extendi...
25 March 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
Economy

Western Sydney: the post-pandemic powerhouse

Over the next 30 years, Western Sydney will become an economic powerhouse, driven by manufacturing, logistics, construction, healthcare and a diver...
25 February 2022
Technology

How good are humans at detecting cyber attacks?

An organisation’s staff are at the forefront of its cyber defences. A new study investigates how to best train your staff for cyber attacks.
16 February 2022
Technology

Bridging the gap between machine and human decision making

Advances in data science and AI are uncovering new opportunities for enhanced customer experiences in the financial sector.
4 February 2022
Leadership

Customer spotlight: creating opportunity in Indigenous communities

KAPCO is an Indigenous-run agricultural cooperative and social enterprise. Find out how KAPCO have created a scalable model for Indigenous capacity...
21 January 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
Technology

Investing in reimagined cross-border payment propositions

Following this year’s Sibos conference, we discuss our approach to investing in strategic global payments capability.
1 December 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

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

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
Economy

Building through the pandemic

The building and construction sector is booming, despite the high price of materials and ongoing labour shortages, thanks to a deep pipeline of wor...
16 November 2021
Economy

Private sector can and must lead economic recovery

CommBank presented the 2021 John Monash Oration, where Jennifer Westacott AO spoke about the private sector’s role in leading the economy.
12 November 2021
Business recovery

The hallmarks of a resilient business

Building a resilient, adaptable business has never been more important. Discover the characteristics of a resilient business today with CommBank Fo...
15 October 2021
Business recovery

How to access and manage working capital for business success

The importance of working capital cannot be understated in the success of a business. Learn how accessing and managing it has changed with CommBank.
15 October 2021
Business recovery

Developing a deeper understanding of your customers

Developing a deeper understanding of your customer’s changing needs can improve your business. Learn more about your customers today, with CommBank...
15 October 2021
Business recovery

The accelerating digital transformation of Australian business

Even before Covid-19, many businesses were looking for ways to digitise and go online. Learn more about digital transformation with CommBank Foresi...
15 October 2021
Business recovery

Building the workforce of the future

Technology, COVID-19 and a focus on overall wellbeing have changed the workplace forever. Learn about building businesses of the future with CommBa...
13 October 2021
Technology

Is it time to phase out cheques?

The use of cheques is in universal decline and in Australia, they now account for just 0.2% of payments. Is it time to phase out cheques?
13 October 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
Technology

Making AI fit for purpose

Read about the 8 key principles that underpin the federal government’s ethical AI framework.
12 August 2021
Economy

Tasmania retains top spot among states

Its success in supressing the Covid-19 virus has meant Tasmania hasn’t been forced to lock down its economy to the same extent as other states.
6 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
Technology

How data can help unlock the future economy

Data and analytics can help change our behaviour and inform the decisions required to address the planet’s challenges.
31 May 2021
Technology

Unleashing the potential of technology

The CommBank Emerging Technology team has a mission to accelerate the Bank’s adoption of new and emerging technologies.
11 May 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
Technology

Build cyber security into company culture

The key to fortifying your defence against cyber breaches is to build accountability into every role in your organisation.
28 April 2021
Economy

Regional economies outperform metro

Regional Australia has outperformed some state capitals over the pandemic in several key economic metrics.
8 March 2021
Technology

Cyber security is everyone’s business

We discuss security in the current environment, what’s at stake for your business, and what you need to do to manage your cyber risk.
16 February 2021
Economy

Optimism, entrepreneurship and regional hubs to mark post-Covid Australia

In CommBanks first Navigating a new landscape webcast, futurist Bernard Salt predicts that post-Covid Australia will be characterised by optimism, ...
5 February 2021
Technology

The way we work has changed forever

RedBalloon’s Naomi Simson shares her insights for businesses that have been forced to pivot and digitise in response to the coronavirus.
5 February 2021
Technology

Data – Are you investing in one of your biggest assets?

Without data, your business is at risk of failing to meet customer expectations, handing market share and profitability over to your competitors.
4 February 2021
Economy

Working capital to drive high-value manufacturing

Australian manufacturers now have a golden opportunity to upskill their workforce, adopt leading-edge technologies, and commercialise ideas on a gl...
19 January 2021
Technology

Evidence based financial wellbeing

By understanding how people make financial decisions, we can better design products and services that seek to improve our customers’ financial wel...
28 November 2020
Technology

Removing cash from your business

History shows that crises often lead to significant change in the way things are done. But I doubt anyone initially anticipated that COVID-19 could...
18 November 2020
Technology

How to address the weakest link in your business' cyber defences

As cyber crime rises, so should our efforts to boost security and address one of the weakest links in cyber defence – people.
12 November 2020
Technology

How to make cyber security integral to your online business

In the age of coronavirus, protecting one's online business has become more vital than ever. We explore three ways to integrate cyber security into...
8 November 2020
Technology

Liberating staff through Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation could prove an effective solution for businesses grappling with the impact of the coronavirus. Rather than replacing hum...
30 October 2020
Technology

Real-time, trackable cross-border payments edge closer

Payments the world over are becoming faster and marketplaces are increasingly interconnected.
9 October 2020
eCommerce

How to create a better digital experience using customer data

Kate Morris, founder of Australia’s beauty retailer Adore Beauty, shares her advice for answering customer pain points using data analysis.
1 May 2020
Leadership

The four traits of innovative organisations

Read our data-first approach to defining innovation and highlights from the CommBank National Business Insights Report (FY19).
18 December 2019

Foresight webinar series

The CommBank Foresight Webinar Series is designed to equip businesses with the insights and tools to support their vision for the future. This series brings leading experts and businesses together to examine the forces in sustainability, purpose-led organisations, data and AI, and cyber security that impact business strategy.

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Reports

Patient Experience Insights Report 2024

Our new Patient Experience Insights Report identifies opportunities for healthcare professionals to improve non-clinical aspects of patient care.

GP Insights Report 2024

The latest edition of CommBank GP Insights finds that confidence across the sector is improving amid signs of easing pressures and ongoing practice optimisation. As practices target growth, they are prioritising strategies to create capacity, meet patient expectations, and drive efficiencies and productivity.

Podcasts

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Join us as we unearth rich and relatable stories of leading women, unlocking the tips, tools and practical advice to ignite your own leadership.

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Spotlight Series

As Australia looks forward to a brighter future, we shine a light on the key areas essential to helping businesses thrive.

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