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Responsible investment

We take an ethical approach to our investment strategy

Aligned with our purpose, the core focus and proposition of investment has always been on communities and community-based lending rather than on large corporations.

Community Bank model

Our Community Bank model sees revenues returned to communities in which those profits are generated, backed by local governance to ensure decisions are made ethically and sustainably. 

Ethical lending

Not lending directly to projects in the coal and coal seam gas sectors. We have taken a pragmatic approach that says it makes no sense to broaden its footprint by starting to do so.

Animal welfare

Our Animal Welfare and Livestock Farming Policy Statement, which outlines our expectation of customers working with animals and livestock on farm. We always encourage, and where possible, positively influences sustainable farming practices across the agricultural supply chain, prioritising animal welfare and supporting sustainable livestock farming practices.

We expect customers to comply with animal welfare laws and commit to sustainable livestock farming practices and operate in accordance with our Animal Welfare and Livestock Farming Policy

Socially responsible investment

We offer customers a socially responsible investment growth fund which is available for direct investment or via our Bendigo SmartStart Super product, issued by our subsidiary company Bendigo Superannuation Pty Ltd.

Certified by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, the Socially Responsible Growth Fund applies various environmental, social and governance scoring systems to allocate investment towards businesses that use better and improving practices.

A long-term investment for the socially conscious, the product limits or avoids companies with significant involvement in gambling, arms trade, or other activities that we consider having an adverse overall effect on the environment and human rights.

This also combines environmental, social, and corporate governance standards while striving for strong, long-term returns for investors.

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Postal address

The Bendigo Centre
PO Box 480
Bendigo VIC 3552

Registered head office

The Bendigo Centre
Bendigo VIC 3550

F: 03 5485 7668

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Peoples of this nation and the Traditional Custodians of the land where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present as it is their knowledge and experience that holds the key to the success of future generations.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL / Australian Credit Licence 237879. Any advice provided on this website is of a general nature only and does not take into account your personal needs, objectives and financial circumstances. You should consider whether it is appropriate for your situation. Information on this page can change without notice to you.
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