A new perspective on financing

There is unprecedented attention from customers, investors, regulators and the community on the environmental and social impacts of doing business. Linking a borrowers’ sustainability performance with its financing needs offers both commercial and community benefits.

Sustainable finance and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) represents a tremendous opportunity for Australian companies and organisations. By partnering with our clients and tailoring products around relevant environmental or social metrics, we can deliver financing solutions that make a real difference to Australia.  

Better environmental and financial outcomes

The strategic partnership of Commonwealth Bank and Queensland Airports Limited's (QAL) delivered the first corporate loan directly linked to the reduction of carbon emissions at Gold Coast Airport. By thinking about finance differently, together we developed an innovative financing structure so that QAL delivers both financial and environmental benefits to its shareholders and the community.

Building a partnership

By meeting agreed carbon emissions reduction targets, Gold Coast Airport will receive a margin discount under a sustainability-linked loan. It is an example of working in partnership to face the opportunity and challenges driving organisations, such as the transition to a carbon-neutral future.

Endless opportunities

Sustainable Finance can be applied across all sectors and ecosystems. From retail, healthcare, waste management and agriculture through to social infrastructure, commercial property, or natural resources, we can tailor a suitable solution to any organisation committed to delivering improved environmental or social outcomes. Connecting capital to borrowers committed to making a positive impact will strengthen your business’ ties with stakeholders and the broader community.

Things you should know

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