Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    McGowan Government improving WA’s ESG outcomes

    16/11/2021 10:00 AM
    • ​WA's first-ever environment, social and governance (ESG) investor information pack
    • Pack provides investors with key policy commitments and actions to address environmental and social challenges facing WA
    • McGowan Government committed to WA achieving net zero emissions by 2050

    The McGowan Government has released Western Australia's first-ever environment, social and governance (ESG) information pack to inform a broad range of investors considering WA as an investment destination.


    The pack has been developed primarily to inform investors in WA Government debt securities of key policy commitments and actions currently in progress that are addressing the key environmental and social challenges facing WA today and into the future.


    From an environmental perspective, the pack demonstrates how well placed WA is, through a combination of our economic strength, government leadership and comparative advantage in natural resources, to its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.


    It also highlights how our State is tackling other important environmental issues such as waste recycling and pollution control, and leading by example in areas such as water management and biodiversity conservation to address climate change, help industry grow and create sustainable jobs.


    From a social perspective, WA continues to build on our strong foundations in health and education while ensuring those requiring assistance are best supported to reach their potential.


    There is also a strong focus on providing increased opportunities for Aboriginal people, greater recognition of cultural heritage and striving to reduce inequalities through policy and program implementation.


    For more information about WA's ESG information pack, visit https://www.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "My Labor Government is not just addressing the issues that the State faces today, but investing in WA's future.


    "Whether it be hospitals, water, social housing, port and trade infrastructure, climate change and renewable energy, or digital capability - we have used our strong budget management to ensure our State's long-term future is funded and secured.


    "Improving social outcomes for Western Australians and environmental outcomes for the State is an ongoing primary objective of the WA Government.


    "Not only is this the first ever ESG information pack for Western Australia, it is also the most comprehensive ESG information pack of the States and Territories.


    "It will be valuable in showcasing the varied commitments already underway in WA to global investors."


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