Sustainable finance for institutional customers

We’re dedicated to ensuring that environmental sustainability is at the centre of our strategies, planning and decisions.

ANZ’s Sustainable Finance team is the market leader in Sustainable Finance in Australia and New Zealand,.

Our Sustainable Finance team supports our customers as we work together towards a low carbon and more sustainable economy. We encourage them to identify climate risks and opportunities, create transition plans and report publicly on their progress.

Our commitment to a sustainable future

ANZ Group:

  • Together with ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited (ANZ New Zealand), has set a target to fund and facilitate at least AUD100 billion by the end of 2030 towards improving social and environmental outcomes for our customers. This includes initiatives that help lower carbon emissions, protect nature and biodiversity, increase access to affordable housing, and promote financial wellbeing.
  • Supports the Paris Agreement’s goal of transitioning to Net Zero emissions by 2050.
  • Supports 12 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through our environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets.
  • Is a member of the Net Zero Banking Alliance (since October 2021).

Our Sustainable Finance product offering in New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand’s Sustainable Finance product offering for institutional customers currently includes:

  • Green, Social and Sustainability Loans
  • Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds
  • Sustainability-Linked Loans
  • Sustainability-Linked Bonds
  • Sustainability-Linked Derivatives
  • Sustainability-Linked Guarantees
  • Guarantees/Letters of Credit issued in respect of Green Assets/Projects
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

Asset categories

Below are examples of potential asset/project categories applicable for the Green, Social or Sustainability (a mix of Green and Social) products listed above:

ANZ New Zealand also offers these products to support our retail customers in New Zealand:

The Sustainable Finance team

ANZ has over 20 dedicated Sustainable Finance staff across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and London.

Our New Zealand team can support you in achieving your sustainability aspirations and to successfully transition to a low carbon economy, using our global technical sustainability expertise and extensive banking products and industry experience.

Contact us

Please contact your Relationship Manager or the ANZ New Zealand Sustainable Finance team for further details on the above products:

Customer stories

We work closely with our customers, supporting a holistic assessment of environmental, social and governance factors, to establish what is most important at the core of their business.

We have delivered a number of leading New Zealand market transactions for Sustainable Finance. Here are just some of our success stories.

Synlait – New Zealand’s first Sustainability-Linked Loan

Establishing the first Sustainability-Linked Loan in the New Zealand market, Synlait is incentivised to improve its performance against a set of independent ESG criteria.

“For Synlait, linking our financial arrangements to our ESG performance made perfect sense.

It reinforces to our shareholders and stakeholders that we are committed to continuously improving our performance and disclosure, and aligns with our company purpose, which is to do milk differently for a healthier world.”

Rob Stowell, Chief Financial Officer, Synlait Milk Limited

Summerset - ambitious about sustainability

An approximately NZD700 million Syndicated Sustainability-Linked Loan encourages Summerset to meet ambitious sustainability targets.

“The SLL has been an amazing tool for us as an organisation to focus even more on sustainability. We are already doing a lot of work in this area but this loan, and the goals it has encouraged us to set for ourselves, have really helped us to concentrate even more on some key areas, such as our work in dementia care, emissions reductions and reduction in our construction waste going to landfill.”

Will Wright, CFO, Summerset Group Holdings Limited

Kāinga Ora - contributing to communities

The first Sustainability (Wellbeing) Bond programme helps Kāinga Ora contribute to sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities.

“We’re being asked to address the biggest challenges facing New Zealanders today – poverty, inequality and irreversible climate change.

Through building sustainable homes and communities we are addressing poverty and inequality in a way that protects the environment, and in the process, grows intergenerational well-being.

Our conduit to lead change is through our financing programme. We were the first organisation in New Zealand to establish a Sustainability Financing Framework, and the Wellbeing Bonds we issue are unique in the global market. Our Wellbeing Bonds attract investors focused on broader outcomes who value the contribution we are making to society.”

Jason Bligh, Treasurer, Kāinga Ora

Argosy - better environments for tenants

The first Corporate Green Bond for Argosy.

“Argosy acknowledges that its activities can impact on the natural environment and is committed to reducing the consequences of these activities.

Our ambition is to deliver better environments for our tenants that promote productivity and minimise environmental impact. We are committed to managing and reducing our impact on the environment, and believe that investment in Green Assets plays a key role in achieving this goal.”

Peter Mence, Chief Executive Officer, Argosy Property Limited