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Sustainable finance explained
Green loans and bonds are some of the most popular sustainable finance instruments, but what does the ‘green’ label signify? Madeleine Harmer, Senior Associate, Sustainable Finance, delves into what it takes to earn a green label and why these instruments help advance Australia’s transition.
Sustainability-linked loans and bonds have become an attractive funding option for institutions seeking to align their financial and sustainability strategies. Drew Lanyon, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance, explores the mechanics of these structures and how they advance Australia toward a more sustainable future.
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our time. At our inaugural sustainability conference, leaders across industry, science and investment discussed the risks and opportunities as the world transitions to a net-zero economy.
Sustainable finance puts biodiversity in focus
How CommBank's sustainable finance helps First Nations and business partner to protect biodiversity.
Mapping Australia's path to transition
CommBank is committed to supporting Australia’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. Sally Reid, Executive General Manager – Global Client Solutions, outlines five focus areas where our customers can take actionable steps today to bring us closer to that goal.
Will higher funding costs impact sustainable finance?
Access to capital is a critical component of achieving the global task of transitioning to a low carbon economy. After a period of prolonged stability in global markets we are seeing significant changes in capital markets in 2022.
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. The task, while monumental, is achievable – and business has a crucial role to play.
Dr Alan Finkel and the pathway to net-zero
As Australia formally commits to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, government adviser and former chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel sets out the roadmap and explains why he remains optimistic about the future.
Fuelling the future with green hydrogen
Green hydrogen is an important fuel of the future to assist in the transition to net zero emissions. Australia has the potential to be a leading producer if it moves quickly and invests in the infrastructure required to produce at scale.
How leading businesses are harnessing ESG practices to reach net zero
As stakeholders and customers continue to push corporate Australia to ramp up – and reveal – their ESG policies, four Australian companies explain how they’re already transitioning to a more sustainable future.
Investing in a sustainable future
Institutional investors play a vital role in helping carbon intensive businesses transition to long-term sustainability, supporting the broader global economic recovery and transition to a low carbon future.
Carbon markets: collaborating to unlock a US$1tn global opportunity
Carbon pricing will be a key instrument for de-carbonisation, driving the lowest cost abatement across the economy, ensuring polluters pay and supporting investment in technology and innovation. Australia has a unique opportunity to participate.
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 – and creating a pathway towards net zero emissions for other agribusinesses to follow.
Creating deeper partnerships with Indigenous businesses
As Australian businesses seek to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into their everyday operations, an increasing number are building long-term partnerships with Indigenous-owned businesses.
Royal Adelaide Hospital loan raises bar on sustainability
Australia’s first sustainability loan demonstrates how smart financing can help drive Australia’s transition to a more sustainable future.
Tapping hydrogen to decarbonise the economy
Hydrogen has been considered an expensive new energy option, but as the countdown to net zero emissions grows globally, it’s attracting renewed interest.
The case for a circular economy
Commonwealth Bank economists and industry leaders recently discussed how business and consumers can make the switch to a more sustainable circular economy.
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