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Festival contributor and sponsor Beyond Bank wins Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility Award

8 Jun 2017

We are thrilled to announce one of the Festival’s sponsors and a contributor to the program, Beyond Bank, has recently taken the Best Financial Institution in Corporate Social Responsibility award at the Australian Banking and Finance Retail Banking Awards in Sydney.

Driven by a clear vision and passion to be the best bank for our country, Beyond Bank’s Community Development team now supports over 3,500 organisations across Australia. For this award category, they were evaluated on how we demonstrate corporate social responsibility as core to our business activity, our commitment to sustainability, and our innovative community programs. Read more on the story.

In 2015 Beyond Bank became the first bank in Australia to achieve B Corp status which commits a corporation to meeting rigorous world standards of social and environmental performance. In Creating More Good Together: Shared Value Funding Models in Banking on 26 July, you can hear from Michelle Coelho and Katie Voss in Beyond Bank’s WA team about using business as a force for good. The bank is 100% owned by their customers and  are able to create significant economic value while at the same time helping communities address their needs and challenges. This session will set the scene for individuals looking to make more informed and conscientious decisions regarding their own consumer practices by aligning with businesses that operate for good.