ANZ Leaders in Sustainability Scholarship​

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Scholar’s choice

Course type

Scholar’s choice



Open to

Sustainability professionals (5+ years experience)


Scholar’s choice

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There is a real opportunity to develop women sustainability practitioners across the fields of environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability and sustainable finance, so they can advance into more influential roles to lead and accelerate sustainable outcomes.

ANZ and CEW are offering experienced women sustainability practitioners the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and enhance their capabilities.
Applicants are encouraged to find the course that will teach them the hard skills (e.g., technical skills) and/or soft skills (e.g., communication or leadership) they need now to accelerate their careers in sustainability and make change, at the institution of their choosing.

Who should apply?

We are seeking experienced women sustainability practitioners, including environmental sustainability, corporate sustainability, and sustainable finance professionals, from across all sectors.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the minimum selection criteria:
Five years or more professional experience in a nominated field of sustainability
Demonstrated leadership of, and impact on, your nominated field of sustainability
An undergraduate or higher education qualification
Australian citizen or resident
Inclusions and Obligations
The Scholarship covers course fees (and a travel allowance if required) up to a total of AU$25,000
Applicants will be asked to select an appropriate course and meet the institution’s eligibility criteria
The successful applicant must complete their course within 12 months of receiving their scholarship
The recipient will be required to write a report about her scholarship experience and may be asked to speak at CEW events
On completion of the course, the recipient will become a member of the CEW alumni community, CEW Connect Women

“This scholarship offered me the opportunity to apply to one of the best sustainability leadership courses in the world: the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership course at Harvard University. It is the perfect platform to gain further knowledge, skills and resources to enhance my impact in this field.”

Simona Paganetto
Founder and Managing Director, I'm Plastic Free, 2023 scholar

“The sustainability challenges posed to business, including decarbonisation, are some of the biggest problems that our generation must solve.  It will require leaders to challenge conventional thinking on business value in order to create and embed sustainable solutions.  The course I chose deliberately focused on strengthening my understanding of business fundamentals so that I can continue to remain solutions focused, driving my team to support our growth aspirations whilst also problem solving and identifying the opportunities associated with the sustainability challenges that we face.”

Catherine Peppler
Group Executive Corporate, Aurizon, 2023 Scholar

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