All retail mortgages and deposit accounts opened by the Bank are certified as a Responsible Investment.
We work with the communities we serve by supporting initatives and programmes through community investment.
Creating opportunities through community investment
Returning profits back to the community is fundamental to how we operate, because we are a purpose driven bank. Our Constitution directs us to 'promote, encourage and bring about human and social development among individual members and within the larger community within which members work or reside.'
Our community investment creates opportunities for our members, their families and communities to flourish. We are passionate about the future and supporting new ways of thinking that help improve our community and our world.
Our commitment is to support a diverse range of programmes and initiatives across the teacher, education, firefighting and health communities. This encompasses:
- Conferences and events
- Professional associations and bodies
- Professional development, training and mentoring
- Education awards
- Charity donations
- Staff fundraising and volunteering
- Workplace giving
- Matched donations for staff
- Emergency relief for natural disasters
As a purpose-driven bank, putting profits back into the community is extremely important to us. We’re proud to be leading the way not just in Australia, but globally. If all banks spent 4% of their profits in the community, the impact would be billions.Steve James, CEO