Teachers Mutual Bank wins the UNAA Sustainability Leadership award Talk to us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2014 Teachers Mutual Bank wins the UNAA Sustainability Leadership award 19 June 2014 19 June 2014 Teachers Mutual Bank wins the UNAA Sustainability Leadership award "We are honoured to receive this award from the UN Association of Australia, as I believe their aims and ideals are closely aligned to our own. We are both focused on creating positive change for a better tomorrow", said Steve James, CEO of Teachers Mutual Bank. "We are particularly delighted that our stance on climate change has been recognised in this award. We don’t use members’ funds to finance large-scale greenhouse-gas pollution and we 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 is a purpose-driven bank; we believe profits should do good in the world. Sustainability is not just part of our business: it’s why we do business”. About the UNAA award The Teachers Mutual Bank award is for Sustainability Leadership—large organisations, sponsored by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. It is designed to reward those organisations that demonstrate outstanding leadership in adopting practices that position environmental and social performance as priority areas of corporate responsibility and performance, alongside financial results. It acknowledges those organisations that understand their broader societal responsibilities and their potential influence within the community to foster sustainability, as well as within their own supply chains. Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards. The annual national World Environment Day Awards invite nominations from individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups whose work serves to protect, manage or restore our natural heritage. The pre-eminent national awards play an important role in raising awareness about key environmental issues and challenges, and inspiring and motivating individuals, organisations and businesses to take positive steps towards sustainability and environmental excellence in their homes, schools, communities and workplaces. Learn more about the World Environment Day Awards Back to top.