Latest articles

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
Economy

Economic insights for the week ahead

CommBank Senior Economist Belinda Allen shares her view for the week ahead.
17 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 Economist Stephen Wu shares his insights on the week ahead.
3 June 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
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
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
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

Will higher funding costs impact sustainable finance?

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

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
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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

Choosing the right ecommerce platform for your business

Now that you’ve decided to take your business online, the right eCommerce platform is a key part of the puzzle.
1 May 2020
Ecommerce

A complete guide to taking your business online

Here's what you'll need to consider before moving your business online.
1 May 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.

Watch webinar series

Reports

CommBank Health and KPMG Report: Healthy Options

The report examines the perspectives of patients, providers, and private health insurers to understand the impacts and efficiency opportunities across the healthcare system. 

CommBank Pharmacy Insights Report

Our report shows that adaptable and growth-oriented pharmacists are expanding services, taking advantage of digital opportunities, and collaborating closely with other health professionals.

Podcasts

Stephen Halmarick and Belinda Allen discuss the latest economic insights

Leading Women podcast

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

Listen now

Spotlight Series

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

Visit Spotlight Series

Things you should know 

  • The publications on this page are published solely for information purposes. As they have been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances and if necessary seek the appropriate professional advice. Any opinions, conclusions or recommendations are reasonably held or made, based on the information available at the time of each publications compilation, but no representation or warranty, either expressed or implied, is made or provided as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any statement made. Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124.