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CBA economists predict stronger, better climate disclosure from Australian companies will drive more sustainability initiatives

Global demand for increased transparency on climate issues and improved emissions accounting methods will open the door to supply-chain collaborati...
12 May 2022

CBA Quick Take: A new frontier in sustainable finance

What does the Reliance Rail GSLL mean for Australia’s sustainable finance market?
12 April 2022

CBA supports KKR’s investment in Ritchies Transport

Enhanced capabilities sees CommBank active in Australasian private equity transactions.
8 April 2022

Recipient of the CBA John Monash Scholarship focussed on Australia’s transition

The 2022 CBA John Monash Scholarship recipient, Timothy Rownes, has shared how his scholarship will allow him to support Australia’s net zero carbo...
5 April 2022

CBA supports Endeavour Energy with landmark $920 Million Sustainability-Linked Loan

The NSW electricity distribution network is the first in Australia to access sustainability linked financing.
29 March 2022

CBA becomes first Australian bank to achieve International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

As the only Australian bank to trade physical grain in the domestic market, ISCC certification will help CBA support ISCC commodities such as wheat...
15 March 2022

CBA supports Reliance Rail with Green Sustainability-Linked Loan

The $1.8 billion dual-label loan denotes funding that supports Green assets, whilst linking funding costs to the achievement of sustainability perf...
1 March 2022

CBA supports Morrison & Co with first Sustainability Loan for school facilities in New Zealand

The five New Zealand schools deliver better environmental and social outcomes for their communities.
28 February 2022

CBA and Viterra partner on Australia’s first sustainability-linked, syndicated inventory financing

The transaction commits Viterra to ensure the sustainability of products it purchases in Australia, as well as imports.
16 February 2022

Commonwealth Bank signs up to the Net-Zero Banking Alliance

CBA has joined more than 100 global banks as part of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, (NZBA) underpinning its commitment to support the responsible g...
9 February 2022

Majority of Aussies keen to live more sustainably

More than 70 per cent of Aussies wish to lead an environmentally friendly life, while 55 per cent acknowledge renewable energy sources are critical...
23 December 2021

CBA and Northern Trust execute first certified Green Repurchase Agreement

CBI certified agreement supports more sustainable future; diversifies green project funding.
13 December 2021

IFM invests in newly launched CBA ESG Term Deposit

The innovative ESG-labelled investment product is an Australian-first and provides an additional source of funding to support Australia’s transition.
13 December 2021

CBA executes ISPT’s carbon offset trade

CBA’s first surrender of Australian Carbon Credit Units on behalf of a client puts ISPT on track to be carbon positive by 2025.
8 December 2021

Creating sustainable outcomes for the environment and Indigenous communities

Commonwealth Bank has extended its partnership with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
6 December 2021

CSIRO, CBA to boost sector resilience with new climate change insights

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and CBA have launched a joint public-private sector initiative that will examine the potential impacts ...
1 November 2021

CBA launches inaugural sustainability conference, Financing Australia’s Transition

The virtual one-day event welcomed more than 1,300 registrants from the business, government and investor communities and focused on trends and dev...
28 October 2021

CBA provides first build-to-rent Green Loan in Australia

Indi Sydney City will be a 5 Star Green Star building that will be carbon neutral in operations.
27 October 2021

CBA backs Providence Asset Group’s portfolio of 10 community-based solar farms

The solar farms deliver renewable energy generation in regional Victoria.
21 October 2021

CBA enters partnership with Xpansiv to develop Australia’s voluntary carbon market

The two companies enter a Strategic Relationship Agreement focused on driving carbon market growth.
11 October 2021

ISPT becomes Australia’s largest sustainability-linked loan issuer with CBA support

Commonwealth Bank acted as joint sustainability coordinator and lender for ISPT’s second sustainability-linked loan to back its Retail Australia Pr...
21 September 2021

CBA supports Charter Hall with Australia’s first Green Development Loan

When completed, the commercial office development in Victoria will house Australia Post headquarters.
14 September 2021

CBA backs Walker Corporation’s ESG commitment with Green Loans

CBA acts as joint green loan coordinator for Walker’s commercial buildings in Sydney’s Parramatta Square and Melbourne’s Collins Square.
8 September 2021

Commercial Property Loans go green

CBA’s new zero fee Property Sustainability Upgrade Loan helps property owners reduce their environmental impact while saving on operating costs
2 September 2021

CBA supports new wind farm to advance QLD towards renewable energy goal

Dulacca Wind Farm, backed by a loan from CBA, will help QLD reach its goal of generating 50 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2030.
2 September 2021
Media release

Australia’s first sustainability-linked loan with a RAP target

CBA supports NSW Land Registry Services to advance indigenous engagement as part of its inaugural sustainability-linked loan
23 August 2021

CommBank Green Loan available nationally

CommBank Green Loan is now available to all eligible home loan customers nationally.
26 July 2021

Australia’s first sustainability-linked loan for Agriculture

Leading Australian beef producer Stockyard partners with CBA to drive enhanced leadership in social outcomes under new funding agreement.
22 July 2021

CBA helps refinance Sydney Light Rail project with NSW’s first operational PPP Green Loan

CBA’s institutional bank has acted as green loan coordinator and mandated lead arranger for the almost $700 million transaction to support key NSW ...
7 July 2021

CBA partners with client trio to support Australia’s largest PET recycling plant

CBA’s institutional bank has structured a bespoke solution to finance the circular economy joint venture.
7 July 2021
Corporate responsibility

CBA helps Lendlease issue its second green bond in five months

Our institutional bank continues to meet increasing demand for sustainable finance.
15 April 2021
Corporate responsibility

CBA finances NSW Solar Farm to help power 240,000 Homes

Commonwealth Bank has announced its plans to provide funding to a utility scale solar farm under construction in the NSW town of Uralla.
15 February 2021

CommBank announces Green Loan

CommBank has announced a Green Loan that will help its customers purchase renewable technology.
15 February 2021

CBA supports Australian-first PPP Green Loan

Green finance to help Australia’s transport sector in the transition to a low carbon economy.
16 December 2020

Institutional investors increase demand for 'green' finance

Two green bonds issued this week highlights the growing demand for sustainable finance, according to Commonwealth Bank.
23 October 2020

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