Sustainable banking for a sustainable future

For the sixth year in a row, Teachers Mutual Bank Limited has been recognised as a World’s Most Ethical Company by global ethics body The Ethisphere Institute*. We were the only Australian company to be recognised this year.

This award demonstrates our desire to be the most socially responsible bank in Australia, and gives members of Teachers Mutual Bank confidence that their lending is responsibly based to exclude harmful activities that include gambling, tobacco and fossil fuels.

But being socially responsible goes beyond banking. Teachers Mutual Bank has a proud history of funding education projects that promote ethics, education and sustainability, and that is why we support the IEU/TMB Environmental Grants.

Over the last two years, IEU has received more than 300 expressions of interest in the grants, funding 12 different projects for a total of more than $30,000. These grants have been awarded to primary, secondary, K-12 schools and early learning centres across metropolitan, rural and regional areas of NSW.

There is no limit on activities, but typical projects include: habitat conservation, biodiversity and tree planting; outdoor learning areas; vegetable and kitchen gardens; organic produce; water and energy savings; waste, recycling and composting projects; and Aboriginal cultural projects. Eligibility criteria includes the long term viability of the project, a link to a broader environmental education strategy and effective management of the project.

IEU members are invited to apply on behalf of their schools, colleges or early childhood centres. If you’re an educator who is interested in the environment and sustainability, keep an eye on the IEU and Teachers Mutual Bank social media channels for more information about the 2019 IEU/TMB Environmental Grants, or apply directly at:

Applications open: Monday 20 May 2019

Applications close: Friday 21 June 2019

Winners announced: Monday 5 August 2019

Teachers Mutual Bank believes that teachers have one of the most important jobs in the world. While you’re busy shaping future generations, TMB staff are here to help you achieve your day to day needs and your long term dreams. For more information on how to become a member, please go to or call 13 12 21.

* The Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practice. The World’s Most Ethical Company Assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient (EQ) framework and honours superior achievements in transparency, integrity, ethics and compliance. World’s Most Ethical Company and “Ethisphere names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC.