More than a bank

We believe in doing the right business, the right way.

Everything we do has an impact on society, the economy and the environment. But this impact is MORE THAN we think.

There's a bigger story to be told. A story that comes from seeing things not only for what they are, but for what they can be.

A wind farm does more than generate power. It generates jobs. It develops local infrastructure, boosts trade, builds local communities and economies and in turn, grow this beautiful continent that we call home.

More than a railway line

It's empowering a continent

More than a bridge

It's bringing people together

More than a crop of wheat

It's growing a community

More than a solar panel

It's a journey for the imagination

Africa is our homeWe drive her growth

We are more than just a bank. In order for us to continue as a successful and sustainable business, we need to see value as more than just the financial outcome. We need to look beyond the financial outcome and SEE the value we create socially, economically and environmentally (SEE).

The value to society

There’s more to what we do - we impact people’s lives. Whether it’s in skills development, infrastructure, or education, we believe that any investment we make should positively impact the society and the future generations.

The value to the economy

Africa has enormous potential. We are committed to moving her forward by driving inclusive economic growth, developing and implementing better ways of doing business, and supporting African economic integration and development.

The value to the environment

We believe in creating value for the environment through the investments we make towards more renewable forms of energy.

Africa is our home, we drive her growth. We are more than a bank.

"To SEE more means
we can be more.A catalyst for
change in Africa."

Wendy Dobson
Head, Group Policy, Advocacy and Sustainability, Standard Bank Group

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Global goals partnerships for all 21-23 November 2017

The world we want.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 ambitious goals set to end poverty, hunger and drive a sustainable, global development agenda by 2030. To deliver on this, we need to change our behaviour. We need to innovate, educate and collaborate. The GGP4ALL will look at how to implement solutions to South African Rural Development and realise the SDGs on a local level within our communities.

It’s time to start having serious conversations around the role we can play in driving change and in creating the world we want.

“The right business is good business – creating shared value, innovation, harnessing tech to meet social needs.”

Wendy Dobson: Head, Group Policy, Advocacy, and Sustainability, Standard Bank Group

Unep finance initiative 27-29 November 2017

Regional roundtable on sustainable finance.
Gain insights into next-generation approaches to financing and supporting a stable, low-carbon economy, environment and society.

Now in its 25th year, The Roundtable will showcase best practice in addressing environmental, social and governance impacts of financial products and services across organisations. During the event, trends, tools, policies and practices will be explored in order to address challenges and develop opportunities for growth.the world we want.

“A business’s success depends on its ability to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of the society in which it operates.” – Wendy Dobson: Head, Group Policy, Advocacy, and Sustainability, Standard Bank Group