ANZ Reviews Its Corporate Responsibility Approach
25 June 2009 at 12:45 pm
The ANZ Banking Group is undertaking a strategic review of its approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR).
ANZ reports that engagement with stakeholders in Australia, the Pacific island nations and priority countries in Asia is underway as part of the review.
The banking giant says this engagement will inform the banks thinking about the material issues most relevant to banking in key markets.
It says employees will also be important contributors through internal workshops.
Head of Corporate Responsibility Julie Bisinella says that with a new business strategy and substantially changed banking landscape, ANZ is seeking a range of perspectives on how it can contribute to the achievement of broader economic, social and environmental goals in specific markets and at a regional level.
Bisinella says the outcomes will help to shape their CR priorities and investments into the future.
External stakeholder engagement will take place over June and July in Indonesia, Vietnam, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Participants will come from sectors including government, business, regulators, consumer, community and environmental NGOs and international organizations like the World Bank.
The new strategy will be launched in September in Melbourne and Hong Kong.