ANZ Unveils Inaugural Award for Cross-Sector Impact

ANZ and the Partnership Brokers Association (PBA) have opened applications for the inaugural ANZ-PBA Partnering Award.

The award celebrates cross-sector partnerships that demonstrate excellence in the management of collaborations between organisations which address a social or environmental issue. The winning partnership will receive professional development opportunities with PBA up to the value of $6,000 (incl. GST).

The ANZ-PBA Partnering Award has been established to recognise effective cross-sector partnership practice in Australia. ANZ and PBA believe good partnering practice can lead to transformative change and sustainable relationships, ultimately delivering long term benefits for the Australian community.

Entrants will be judged on principles developed by PBA including: mutual benefit; equity; openness; and courage.

ANZ has a strong legacy of developing and maintaining cross-sector partnerships, including its 21-year, ongoing commitment to Saver Plus. The program, developed in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, brings financial education and matched savings together to build life-changing savings habits.

ANZ Head of Social Impact and Community Janet Liu said: "The ANZ-PBA Award aims to raise the profile and understanding of good cross-sector partnering practices in Australia that address social or environmental issues."

"I hope through this award, we can broaden the community's understanding of the value of cross-sector partnerships, and what is required to effectively manage impactful partnerships."

"ANZ is very proud of the Saver Plus program and the partnerships that have been forged to enable it to thrive. We hope through the ANZ-PBA Partnering Award, we can champion partnerships just like it," she said.

PBA Associate, Julie Mundy said: "The principles entrants will be judged on - mutual benefit, equity, openness and courage - have been established through extensive practitioner experience of what makes partnering effective."

Applications for the ANZ-PBA Partnering Award are now open and close Friday 16 August. The winner will be announced in late October.

To learn more and apply, visit

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