Every day teachers help create a brighter future. Now your money can too*. One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.^ Investment in the education community, the planet and the people on it. Zero direct investment in fossil fuels. Join us Join us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community Community We believe profits should do good in the world. Partners and sponsorships Creating a better tomorrow Investing in the education community Being a responsible business Community news Our approach Scholarships and sponsorships Sustainability at Teachers Mutual Bank Reporting and publications In the news Our approach Our approach Every day, teachers help create a brighter future. Now your money can too. Let’s create a brighter future, together. At Teachers Mutual Bank, profit has a purpose. We are committed to creating a brighter future—for our members, the education community, the planet and the people on it. We do this by: Being a responsible business Investing in the education community Creating a better tomorrow Being named a World's Most Ethical Company Providing responsible investment products ‘A brighter future’ is our commitment to being a responsible business and how we are helping to create a better world today. "We believe sustainability is about the whole bank. It is embedded in who we are as a bank, what we do and why we do it." Steve James CEO, Teachers Mutual Bank Scholarships and sponsorships Scholarships Future Teachers Scholarship Supporting the teachers of tomorrow, today. Our Future Teachers Scholarship provides $5,000 in financial assistance to selected university students studying to become teachers. Since 2009 we have provided $372,000 to 70 scholarship winners and 50 runners up. Learn more Teachers Mutual Bank Principals Scholarship Supporting principals' professional development Teachers Mutual Bank Principals Scholarship enables one Principal from a government primary or secondary school in Australia the opportunity to undertake a professional education leadership program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in the USA. The scholarships provide a successful applicant with the opportunity to ‘reflect, refocus and recharge’ through a professional education program tailor-made for school principals. Learn more Teachers Mutual Bank Emerging Leaders Scholarship In conjunction with the Public Education Foundation, Teachers Mutual Bank Emerging Leaders Scholarship provides a professional development opportunity for emerging education leaders to undertake a short professional leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School in the USA. The Scholarship provides a successful applicant with the opportunity to explore modes of collaborative working and to identify opportunities for innovative leadership. Learn more Premier's Teachers Mutual Bank New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship New and emerging technologies are an integral part of twenty-first century learning. All primary and secondary teachers currently teaching in NSW schools, as well as, teachers from TAFE NSW Institutes are eligible to apply for this scholarship. At Teachers Mutual Bank we encourage all teachers who want to investigate new and emerging technologies trends in teaching and visit some of the world’s best schools and centres for learning to apply for this scholarship. We believe in giving teachers the best opportunities to further development their skills and professional learning. Learn more NSW Premier’s Teachers Mutual Bank Indigenous Education Scholarship Premier’s Teachers Mutual Bank Indigenous Education Scholarship aims to support staff who currently teach indigenous education to indigenous and non-indigenous students. Increasing knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal histories and culture is a key strategy of the NSW Department of Education. All teachers currently teaching aspects of indigenous education across the curriculum in NSW Schools and TAFE NSW Campuses/Colleges are eligible to apply. Learn more Partners and sponsorship Across the education community we aim to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships with our sponsorship recipients and the community. We aim to partner with organisations that are aligned to our values. This commitment is further articulated in our Sponsorship Guidelines. Teachers Mutual Bank receives many sponsorship proposals every year. We have developed these guidelines to make our requirements clear to potential sponsorship seekers, and to encourage the presentation of proposals that have the greatest potential for success. Sponsorship Application Form Sponsorship Guidelines Education institutions We work in partnership with the State Education bodies; the Department of Education and Communities NSW, Department of Education (WA) and the ACT Department of Education on a range of programs and sponsorships. Professional development Staff development is an important need in the education community. Assisting in upskilling Principals, Deputy Principals, teachers and school administration and support staff, these conferences and events are an integral part of extending and improving school curriculum. We support over 100 teacher development conferences annually, including: Western NSW Region Principals Conference, NSW ACT Principals Association Conference, ACT Women in Educational Leadership Annual Conference, NSW Hunter Central Coast Principals’ Conference, NSW Northern Sydney Principals’ Conferences, NSW MANSW Annual Conference, NSW Biennial National Child Studies TAFE Teachers Conference, NSW NSW SASSPA Conference Western Australia Primary Principals’ Association Inc, WA Western Australia Secondary School Executives Association, WA Early Years in Education Society, WA WA State Schools Registrars' Association Inc At these conferences, delegates have a chance to win a lucky draw prize and be in the draw to win a $1,000 Term Deposit prize drawn at the end of Term 4. Terms and conditions for NSW competition Terms and conditions for ACT competition Terms and conditions for WA competition Sustainability at Teachers Mutual Bank Sustainability at Teachers Mutual Bank We put sustainability at the forefront of our business, and integrate it throughout our operations, systems and relationships. We make sure we are accountable, and benchmark ourselves against world leaders in sustainability. We lead by example and are committed to being a responsible business as we believe it’s the way business should be run. It’s integral and integrated in to what we do every day. Teachers Mutual Bank will protect and improve our competitive positioning, member equity and value through sustainable business practice. “To Teachers Mutual Bank, being sustainable is in fact our core purpose, it’s not an add-on or a fashionable extra we have discovered. It’s how we define success as a business. In fact sustainability is the natural way to describe mutuality. We believe sustainability is about the whole bank. It is embedded in who we are as a bank, what we do and why we do it” - Steve James CEO, Teachers Mutual Bank. Sustainability Governance Strong governance and ethics are the fundamental foundations to our sound business practices and ensure that as a business we are here for the long-term. Sustainability is one of three core business values, alongside passion and advocacy. Our main KPI in our Strategic Business Plan is "Sustainability is integrated throughout the business and embedded in policies, procedure and practices". Our Sustainability Policy outlines how we implement sustainability on a day-to-day basis through our policies, procedures and practices, and how we deliver on our responsibilities and commitments. We report against 89 targets and KPIs in Our Annual Report and Sustainability Update 2018. Our Sustainability Policy outlines how we implement sustainability on a day-to-day basis through our policies, procedures and practices, and how we deliver on our responsibilities and commitments. Our Sustainability Committee Charter explains the way we make decisions. The Committee provides strategic leadership for the organisation on its Sustainability agenda; develops the annual Sustainability strategic business plan with targets and KPIs ; identifies, monitors and reviews sustainability issues, risk and opportunities. Our approach to Climate change details our investment stance. “We don’t use members’ funds to finance large-scale greenhouse-gas pollution, and don’t 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”. Teachers Mutual Bank's Board, Management and Members Committee are committed to a high standard of corporate governance. Reporting and publications Reporting and publications Reporting and transparency We have aligned policies, practices and procedures with international best practice standards to ensure they are robust, integrated and transparent. Verification We undertake external, independent third party verification to provide evidence and results of our commitments and performance over time in a transparent manner. External reviews test and validate data, systems and processes across hundreds of metrics. Global benchmarking We measure ourselves against world leading standards and companies. Results We measure and report on our performance against 85 targets and KPIs every year in our Annual Report and Sustainability Update. Social responsibility performance results We publish 45 results from external organisations, which highlight our consistency and excellence in best-practice corporate social responsibility. CSR policy This establishes our approach to ethical business and social responsibility practices, and how we deliver on our responsibilities and commitments across 200+ actions. 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