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  • Who we are
    • Our group at a glance
    • Our Values and Code of Ethics
    • Corporate Governance
    • Our Leadership
    • Our Structure

    Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to individuals, businesses, institutions and corporations in Africa and abroad.

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    • Our Strategy
    • Our financial results
    • Our global presence
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    All our products and services are based on a set of values that uphold the empowerment of our customers. Both internally, and in daily engagement with the our clients we foster transparency, innovation, accountability and superior service.
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    We ensure that all our services and products across borders are compliant with local legislation wherever we go. As we grow in Africa, we will continue to review our systems and processes according to the best possible compliance and risk management skills.
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    Our board of directors aims to promote the group’s long-term success. It delegates day-to-day management of the business and implementation of strategy to the Group Chief Executive, who is supported by the Group Leadership Council.

    Find out about:

    • Our Board of Directors
    • Our Group Leadership Council
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    We operate across the African continent through a number of subsidiaries, to provide solutions to all our clients.

    Find out about  our subsidiaries.

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  • Why we matter
    • Our Sponsorships
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    Our sponsorship initiatives promote community upliftment through the support of sporting, art and music events, teams, festivals and clinics. We strive to nurture growing talents and to aid local communities to grow in their chosen fields.
    We are proud to be a part of what’s happening in Africa. By fostering growth opportunities on the continent, we believe that hands across borders will continue to strengthen business in Africa.
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    We drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Africa. To ensure our commitment to making a positive and lasting impact, we have developed a framework of initiatives and objectives towards long-term social, economic and environmental upliftment.

    • Our purpose
    • Social, Economic and Environmental framework
    • Our impact areas
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  • What we do
    • Our Business

    We are a financial services group, offering services and solutions for 158 years, to Consumer & High Net Worth Clients, Business & Commercial Clients and Wholesale Clients in and across Africa as well as key global locations.

     

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    Our teams are ready to serve our individual, business and corporate clients as usual. While doing everything we can to keep our staff and clients safe, and to flatten the curve, we have also taken all the necessary steps to ensure that our essential services will be able to function.
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    Our teams are ready to serve our individual, business and corporate clients as usual. While doing everything we can to keep our staff and clients safe, and to flatten the curve, we have also taken all the necessary steps to ensure that our essential services will be able to function.
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SEE our impact

Standard Bank is committed to driving sustainable and inclusive economic growth, as reflected in our purpose – Africa is our home, we drive her growth. As Africa’s largest banking group by assets, we recognise the impact of our business activities on the societies, economies and environments in which we operate. We have embedded social, economic and environmental (SEE) considerations into our corporate strategy and day-to-day decisions, and have identified seven core business areas in which we believe we can make a SEE impact. 

We create SEE impact by finding innovative ways to address social, economic and environmental challenges in our markets and solutions to help our clients and employees achieve growth, prosperity and fulfilment.  

Our seven impact areas
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SEE our impact

Standard Bank has identified seven areas in which we believe we can best achieve our purpose, to drive Africa’s growth, while making a substantial positive impact on society, the economy and the environment.

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Financial Inclusion

We enable more people to access financial products and services, supporting economic development and reducing inequality

Job Creation
Job Creation and enterprise growth

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.

Infrastructure
Infrastructure

We support the development of infrastructure to enable inclusive and sustainable industrialisation by financing large-scale infrastructure projects.

Africa Trade
Africa Trade and Investment

We facilitate the deepening of trade and investment flows between African countries, and with key global markets.

Climate Change
Climate Change and sustainable finance

We work with our clients to develop appropriate solutions for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change.

Education
Education

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

Health
Health

We support better health outcomes for Africa’s people by financing healthcare providers, and health infrastructure and equipment.

Our Reporting Suite
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Report to Society report

Doing the right business the right way is about making a positive social, economic and environmental (SEE) contribution. This report discusses our progress in each of our seven SEE impact areas.

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ESG Report

This report includes information about how we ensure that a strong ethical and conduct culture is embedded across the group, and on how we support the development of our employees, as well as information aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on climate related disclosures.

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Our Transformation report

Our Transformation report provides an update on our transformation journey and performance against the pillars of the Financial Sector Code

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Principles for Responsible Banking report

This, our first progress report, gives an overview of actions we’ve taken since the PRB’s launch in September 2019.