Standard Bank Group

Sustainable impact

We’re committed to enabling inclusive, sustainable growth in Africa. Our products and services are designed to meet the needs of African businesses, economies and communities and deliver positive social, economic and environmental (SEE) impacts for our partners across the continent.

Our climate strategy
Facilitating sustainable economic growth and a just energy transition
We have committed to mobilising over
R250 billion of sustainable finance by the end of 2026.
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Environmental, social and governance principles

Our business operations are informed by a robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework, which enables us to ensure that we have a positive impact on society while minimising potential risks to our business, our clients and our continent.

Diversity and inclusion policy

Our commitment to workplace diversity is enshrined in our Group Code of Ethics, and our organisation and employees are committed to managing diversity in the workplace by growing our people, working in teams and respecting each other.

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we showed up in the face of uncertainty. We put people first, we stepped in to support our clients, we came together to assist the most vulnerable in our societies, and we took the opportunity to pause and reflect on the way we live and work.

Sustainability reporting centre
Visit our Sustainability Reporting Centre to view and download policies and documents in support of our commitment to driving Africa’s sustainable growth.