Responsible business

We want to lead by example—for the benefit of our business and our members.

Responsible business

We practice responsible banking by investing profits back into the business and the university sector for the benefit of our members and the environment too.

We practice responsible banking by investing profits back into the business and the university sector for the benefit of our members and the environment too.

Recognised as a world leader

We are delighted to have been named as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies 2018 by the Ethisphere Institute1—one of only four banks in the world to be recognised.

"We are proud to be named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the third year in a row—it’s a very high standard to meet.” said Mike Lanzing, General Manager of UniBank. “To be one of only four banks recognised as a World’s Most Ethical Company, tells us we are achieving our aim of setting the standard for ethical practices in banking.”

Our commitment to be a world leading ethical bank is driven by our values and culture, and our 90+ targets is how we put this into practice,” said Mike Lanzing, the General Manager of UniBank.

Key achievements include:

  • Issued $200m of ethical bonds; an Australian banking first. The first certified ethical investment wholesale cash product, and the first based on fossil fuel lending and investing exclusion2 update.
  • The bank is a global leader in community investment. We invest 6.86% of pre-tax profits (equal to 9.8% NPAT). As measured by the London Benchmarking Groupi this is 11 times the Au & NZ average, 23 times the Au & NZ finance/insurance sector average, and 5 times the international average.
  • For a third year in a row we are named as a 2018 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 1 of 120 organisations. This citation recognises our commitment and best practice in promoting gender equality in Australian workplaces.
  • Joined the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an international network of 53 member banks who represent AU$170 billion of combined assets, dedicated to working collaboratively to expand and develop sustainable, values-based banking practices around the world.
  • Exceeded the ASX average of the percentage of females at all leadership levels; 44% of our Board members, 25% of our Executive team and 37.5% of Management were women.
  • Scored an employee engagement of 81%, employee satisfaction of 78%, and 81% of our employees would recommend the Bank as a good place to work.
  • We support the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Principle of Values-based banking that sets a Triple bottom line approach at the heart of the business model.
  • We’ve kept our business practices consistent with our climate change policy, ensuring TMBL ‘does not use members’ deposits to directly lend to, buy equity or debt in, any large-scale greenhouse polluting activities from fossil fuel exploration, extraction, production and use’.
  • We’ve achieved net zero buildings via the mandatory installation of solar PV and LEDs on all our owned offices, and carbon offsets. We are a carbon neutral bank.

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