Australian businesswomen list environmental concerns as a top priority, as the nation's financial landscape shifts to accommodate climate change issues.

A survey of 100 female business owners and financial decision-makers nationwide with an annual turnover greater than $2.5 million found that nearly 40 per cent said they would like to learn more about how their business could be more sustainable.

The findings, from a Westpac-commissioned survey, show that operating an environmentally friendly business runs only second to attracting and retaining quality employees in a wish list of skills sets that businesswomen would like to know more about. Westpac's head of women's markets, Larke Riemer, says businesswomen are looking for ways that they and their companies can be more green.


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