Kiwibank is 100% New Zealand owned and operated. We’ve been thinking up ways to give Kiwis better value banking since 2002.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
As a staunchly Kiwi bank, doing what’s right for New Zealand is part of our makeup. This means running our business in a sustainable way – environmentally, socially, and just plain nicely. To us that means:
1. We support our communities
2. We help Kiwis take control of their money
3. We look after our people, our country and our environment.
Find out more at http://www.kiwibank.co.nz/about-us/more-about-us/sustainability-and-corporate-responsibility/
Certifications & sustainability programmes
Participation in SBN’s Transformation Advisory Group, SBN’s Get Sustainable Challenge, Pure Advantage
2013 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards Greatest Contribution to a Sustainable New Zealand (supreme award) and Community Innovation Award
2009 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards Emerging Large Corporate award
Over the last two years, Kiwibank has supported Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust, the first formal microfinance initiative in New Zealand, which provides small, safe and fair loans to households in South Auckland.Read more
One of the major barriers to uptake of renewable energy in homes is the high initial cost. To address this, Kiwibank initiated a Sustainable Energy Loan programme, which provides $2,000 towards the cost of a renewable energy system over four years.Read more