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‘Dignity by Design’ underpins Commonwealth Bank’s new Accessibility and Inclusion strategy

The Accessibility and Inclusion Strategy 2024–2026 was launched at an event celebrating International Day of People with Disability on 3 December.
4 December 2023

Commonwealth Bank underscores support of Federal Government’s voluntary financial counselling model

The industry-wide initiative will help the government deliver support to people struggling financially.
21 November 2023

Supporting a tobacco-free future

Commonwealth Bank recognises that banks and financial institutions have a role to play in addressing the health, societal and environmental impacts...
20 September 2023
Education and youth

2023 Commonwealth Bank John Monash Scholar focused on policy innovation in Australian healthcare

Scholarship will enable overseas study at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
16 November 2022

Community organisations receive vital funding from CommBank

CommBank supports 200 organisations across the country through its 2022 Community Grants program.
9 November 2022
Natural disasters

CBA Emergency Assistance for flood affected areas in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania

Commonwealth Bank is providing Emergency Assistance to flood-affected areas across Australia’s east coast.
14 October 2022

New funding structure targets biodiversity protection at Cairns Airport in partnership with Dawul Wuru Aboriginal Corporation

Biodiversity target focused on species conservation believed to be a first for the Australian sustainable finance market.
6 September 2022

CommBank donates an additional $2 million in CanGive Flood Appeal

Commonwealth Bank joins forces with its customers to assist community organisations, affected by the catastrophic flooding across Australia’s east ...
12 August 2022

CBA and APM structure Australia’s first social loan

Proceeds from APM’s loan will support projects and activities that achieve positive social outcomes for key populations in Australia and internatio...
22 July 2022

CBA launches international currency ESG Term Deposits as inflows top A$1.5 billion

Focus on sustainable finance product innovation also sees CommBank launch its first sustainability-linked derivative with client Treasury Wine Esta...
18 July 2022

CBA supports Cbus Property to enter sustainable finance market with Green Development Loan

The national award-winning property developer and investor’s Adelaide development is targeting some of the highest sustainability standards in the ...
10 May 2022
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The network effect and how it is changing the face of work at CBA

With LinkedIn having named CommBank as number one in its annual Top 25 companies for career progression, Sian Lewis explains the importance of prof...
6 April 2022
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CBA helps launch new ad campaign to address violence against women and children

CBA CEO Matt Comyn joined panellists as part of the Federal Government’s unveiling of phase four of its ‘Stop it at the Start’ campaign.
18 March 2022

Repayment deferrals to support flood-impacted businesses

CBA is offering loan repayment deferrals for the next three months to eligible business customers to support with flood recovery.
18 March 2022
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CBA shares financial abuse elimination efforts at UN global event

CBA CEO Matt Comyn this morning addressed the UN Global Compact Target Gender Equality live event on the work the bank is doing to support financia...
16 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 reaffirms commitment to stamp out financial abuse

At the Future Women Leadership Summit, CBA CEO, Matt Comyn, spoke about the bank’s determination to ‘stamp out’ financial abuse.
9 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

Rural Aid partners with CBA to provide additional mental health support to farmers

New donation from CommBank enables the appointment of 10 additional Rural Aid counsellors to support regional communities across Australia.
18 January 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 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
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Community Grant recipient leverages donation to boost community support

Not-for-profit organisation and CommBank Community Grant recipient, What Ability Foundation, has hosted an event at CommBank Stadium today to celeb...
3 December 2021
Emergency assistance

Commonwealth Bank extends support measures to help flood affected customers

Commonwealth Bank is expanding its Emergency Assistance to flood-affected areas across NSW and Queensland.
28 November 2021
Education and youth

2022 CBA John Monash Scholars announced

One of this year’s scholarship recipients, Tim Rownes, aims to use his Scholarship to support Australia’s net zero carbon transition.
23 November 2021

CBA staff award $3m to community organisations across Australia

CommBank Staff Foundation provides 300 charities nationwide with $10,000 grants as part of the 2021 Community Grants program.
12 November 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
Media release

CBA partners with NSW Health to provide increased translation support for COVID-19 support line

Hundreds of CBA employee volunteers join NSW Health to support people who require translation assistance.
17 October 2021

CommBank donates $500,000 to help support Australians in crisis

CBA has today donated $500,000 to Lifeline in a bid to provide support to those Australians who find themselves in crisis during the current pandemic.
1 October 2021
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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
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CBA reinforces commitment to domestic and family violence victim-survivors

The Federal Government has unveiled the third phase of its national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children.
11 March 2021
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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
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Australian bushfires – one year on

This time last year, Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne auctioned his cherished Baggy Green cap to raise money for the bushfire appeal. The c...
8 January 2021
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Victorian town shows true grit in months following bushfire

12 months after bushfires tore through Gippsland in Victoria, the town of Mallacoota is rebuilding and recovering.
31 December 2020
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Picton Rural Fire Service gets a makeover

Picton volunteer firefighter, Gareth Jamieson, reflects on last year’s horror bushfire season and discusses the lessons learned.
24 December 2020

CommBank’s Conscious Inclusion fireside chat

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) hosts an online fireside chat, Conscious Inclusion – A Conversation about Prevention, Gender Equality and Domestic and Fami...
16 December 2020
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United we must stand against financial abuse

Since 2015, CommBank has been working closely with a range of DFV community organisations, experts, and academics to address financial abuse and be...
14 December 2020

NSW town given a fresh start following devastating fires

Last weekend, the town of Buxton officially opened its memorial playground, honouring those who lost their lives in the 2019/20 Australian bushfires.
7 December 2020

CommBank launches 2021-2023 Accessibility and Inclusion Plan

The current health pandemic has provided Commonwealth Bank with the opportunity to re-think and refresh its Accessibility and Inclusion Plan.
3 December 2020
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CommBank hosts Conscious Inclusion panel event

Commonwealth Bank has hosted a livestreamed panel event titled Conscious Inclusion – Identity, Inequality and the Prevention of Domestic and Family...
1 December 2020
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Financial abuse – the hidden epidemic

Almost 40 per cent of Australians say they have experienced or know someone who has experienced financial abuse
27 November 2020
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New research identifies how financial institutions can better address economic and financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank partners with UNSW Sydney to shed light on the prevalence, definition and impact of economic and financial abuse
12 November 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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Commonwealth Bank one step closer to net zero emissions

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has taken another step forward on its journey to carbon neutrality, partnering with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
12 October 2020
Education and youth

Recognise an inspiring educator this World Teachers’ Day

In the lead up to World Teachers’ Day this Monday 5 October, Commonwealth Bank and Australian Schools Plus are calling for students, parents, and s...
1 October 2020

CBA sustainability-linked loan captures international interest

Australia’s first sustainability-linked loan tied to achieving better social outcomes is capturing international interest.
17 September 2020
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CBA increases parental leave support for employees

CBA provides increased paid leave for parents who experience stillbirth to 12 weeks.
24 August 2020

Supporting communities a critical priority for Commonwealth Bank

To help provide assistance to impacted Australians, Commonwealth Bank launched a number of new support measures.
12 August 2020

CBA pledges new support for people affected by domestic and financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank will increase its support for victims and survivors of domestic and family violence to help them achieve long-term financial inde...
6 August 2020
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Start-up givvable gets backing from CBA and Microsoft

A start-up led by a team of two sisters has been named winner of the inaugural Xccelerate2020 venture program hosted by X15 Ventures, taking home a...
24 July 2020
Next Chapter

CBA launches Next Chapter with increased support for people impacted by financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank is extending and expanding its support for people impacted by financial abuse.
19 July 2020

CBA and Our Watch provide free domestic and family violence workplace resources

Employers and people managers across the country will be able to access a range of tools and resources to support employees experiencing domestic a...
7 July 2020

CBA staff give $2 million to organisations and charities across Australia

Commonwealth Bank staff will give away more than 200 grants of $10,000 to community organisations and charities across Australia as part of the 202...
29 June 2020

CBA moves on technology-facilitated abuse

New Acceptable Use Policy makes digital banking safer for customers.
4 June 2020
Natural disasters

CBA's Baggy Green Tour to support bushfire recovery

CBA kicks off national tour of Shane Warne’s baggy green to raise money for bushfire recovery
11 February 2020
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CBA buys Shane Warne's baggy green to raise $1 million for bushfire relief

Australia's all-time leading Test wicket-taker Shane Warne has auctioned his iconic baggy green for $1,007,500 after a winning bid from CBA, with a...
10 January 2020
Natural disasters

CBA expands on the ground support for fire victims

From today Commonwealth Bank will accept applications for Bushfire Recovery Grants and has announced it expects to fund projects worth at least $10...
9 January 2020
Natural disasters

CBA donates $1 million to bushfire recovery

Commonwealth Bank will donate $1 million towards bushfire disaster relief efforts including grants to help support local communities and a donation...
6 January 2020
Natural disasters

Rural Aid and CBA roll 296 bales of hay into drought-stricken Armidale

Following CBA’s donation to Rural Aid for the 2019 CommBank Christmas Drought Appeal, the much needed hay was delivered on road trains and distribu...
12 December 2019