We’ve started taking steps to ensure we’re socially, economically and environmentally conscious. We want to deliver great ideas and opportunities to clients in a responsible way, while running a well-governed business that positively contributes to society.

Adara Group partnership

We partner with Adara Group to support women and children living in extreme poverty across some of the most remote parts of the world. Our staff volunteer their time on transactions with Adara Partners – Adara’s ‘for purpose’ corporate advisory business. And every day our staff choose to buy coffee from our Barrenjoey barista, with funds going directly to Adara’s global projects. ​
Barrenjoey Co-Executive Chairmen, Guy Fowler and Matthew Grounds, are Panel Members of Adara Partners with our Non-Executive Board Chair, David Gonski. They donate their time to advise on Adara’s transactions.

Watarru Collaborative, Kunmanara (Wipana) Jimmy, Beryl Jimmy, Imitjala Pollard, Kuka Mamu, 2018, Synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Artbank Collection

Supporting Australian contemporary artists

We’re delighted to support Australian contemporary artists through our partnership with Artbank. Our collection of Indigenous and non-Indigenous works at Liberty place has been provided through Artbank’s leasing program where all funds generated are reinvested into acquiring new works each year.

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While our partnership with Adara drives international development, the Barrenjoey Foundation supports uniquely Australian causes with a focus on Indigenous disadvantage and educational opportunities.
We’re helping Yolngu children achieve their potential through our support of Dhupuma Barker – a new independent school in the Gunyangara community of East Arnhem Land. The recently opened school offers 35 children from kindergarten to Year 6 a bilingual education with a culturally relevant curriculum specifically designed for this community.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barrenjoey, we recognise that we can only create great ideas for our clients and positive outcomes for communities by having diverse perspectives.
We also recognise that building a diverse and inclusive workplace is a continual process.

We’re committed to:

Building a diverse workforce with a range of backgrounds, perspectives and ideas
Ensuring all our employees feel valued for their contribution and are empowered to thrive and be their authentic selves
Recognising and appreciating people for their uniqueness
Creating a safe workplace where discrimination, harassment, bullying and intimidation will not be tolerated
Ensuring we provide opportunities that support the advancement of women

Responsible business ​

Responsible business for us means having transparent policies and practices that support the long-term interests of all our stakeholders including our employees, clients and suppliers.
  • We have clearly defined values that provide guidance on what we expect from our people in addition to our Good Conduct Code. Other policies already in place ensure we are operating in line with relevant regulations and that we have processes where clients and employees can raise issues.
  • We have a highly credentialed and diverse group of directors on our Board. They are responsible for overseeing the effective supervision and governance of Barrenjoey.
  • We believe in supporting local; we’re trying to use Australian suppliers as much as we can across all parts of our business. ​

Environment

While we are just starting out, we are committed to addressing the impacts of our business activities.
  • We are working alongside our strategic partner, Barclays, to restrict client business in energy sensitive sectors with the aim of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon future.
  • Our office in Sydney – Liberty Place – has pioneered sustainable approaches with a 6 star ‘Green Star’ carbon neutral designed refurbishment. For our own office fit-out, we have used local suppliers, products and recycled furniture. ​
  • We have implemented an innovative Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud hosted technology strategy that is efficient, flexible and secure, and also minimises our environmental footprint. ​