Standard Bank’s business activities have social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact in the economies and communities in which we operate.
We have identified seven areas in which we believe we can best achieve our purpose, to drive Africa’s growth, while making a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment.
We enable more people to access financial products and services, supporting economic development and reducing inequality.
We work with our clients to understand their challenges and priorities, provide them with appropriate financial solutions to support their growth and expansion and deliver digital solutions to meet their unique needs.
We support the development of infrastructure to enable inclusive and sustainable industrialisation by financing large- scale infrastructure projects; and partnering with our clients to ensure environmental and social risks are appropriately managed and minimised
We facilitate trade and investment flows between African countries, and with key global markets including China, through the provision of innovative trade finance solutions and cross- border payments and investment solutions
We work with our clients to develop appropriate solutions for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change and we develop innovative financial products and services that support the green economy and social development
We support access to inclusive, quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities, and help Africa harness the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution
We support better health outcomes for Africa’s people by financing healthcare providers, health infrastructure and equipment, providing business development support to healthcare practitioners.
See how we create value for business in a way that also produces value for society