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    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
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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.

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    We operate across the African continent through a number of subsidiaries, to provide solutions to all our clients.

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    Africa is our home. An exciting place, bursting with possibilities. In every corner, individuals and businesses are working relentlessly to achieve their dreams.

    We believe that dreams matter. They are the fuel that powers the future. To realise dreams, we take uncharted paths together. Paths that lead to growth. That’s why, every day, we are committed to finding new ways to make dreams possible.

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    We are a financial services group, offering services and solutions for 160 years, to Consumer & High Net Worth Clients, Business & Commercial Clients and Corporate and Investment Banking in and across Africa as well as key global locations.

     

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    Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. We aim to do this in a sustainable and inclusive way. This means that we strive to have a positive impact through our business on important aspects of Africa’s development like education, infrastructure, financial inclusion and other UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    It also requires that we reduce the negative impacts of our business on the environment and society. Climate change is an important issue with implications for Africa’s growth. As the largest bank on the continent, we have the opportunity to play a leading role in supporting a just energy transition for Africa.

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    Standard Bank unveils climate targets to support Africa’s sustainable development
    Group sets course for a net zero future and pledges to mobilise a cumulative amount of between R250 billion and R300 billion in sustainable finance by end of 2026.
    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.

    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.

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    We're here for you as we face this pandemic
    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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    Peoples health and lives come first - Sim
    We're here for you as we face this pandemic
    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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    At Standard Bank our dream is that everyone's dreams can be. We can work together. We can find solutions. And we can prove that with the right help, It Can Be.

    Gender equity is a fundamental human right, and Standard Bank Group has committed to help create a gender-equal world.

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Reporting to Society
Our Report to Society shows our performance against our seven SEE impact areas
Reporting to Society
Our ESG report provides an overview of our approach to ESG risk management
Reporting to Society
Our Climate report describes how we’re managing climate related risk and opportunity
Reporting to Society
Our SBSA Transformation report describes how SBSA is promoting socio-economic transformation

Our approach to sustainability

Our sustainability strategy aligns with our purpose of driving inclusive and sustainable growth. By providing products and services that meet the development needs of Africa and her people, we achieve our purpose.

Our commitment to net zero by 2050 and enabling a just transition for Africa

We support a just transition that seeks to achieve the imperative for environmental sustainability in a manner that creates decent work opportunities and social inclusion, addresses Africa’s energy poverty.

Thulani
Thulani Gcabashe
Former Chairman, Standard Bank Group

We recognise that effective ESG risk management is crucial to minimise direct and indirect harm to the environment and society arising from our operations, who we do business with and what we finance, and how we balance Africa’s need for affordable energy with climate considerations and the need for a just transition.

Sim
Sim Tshabalala
Group Chief Executive Officer

Throughout our long history we have existed to help people and businesses to achieve their goals - and, in so doing, to promote economic and human development in Africa.

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RTS Report
Report to society

By working with our stakeholders in our seven social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact areas we can drive Africa’s growth. This report outlines our progress in each of our SEE impact areas.

ESG Report
ESG Report

Our ESG report includes an overview of our ESG governance framework, material issues and information about how we embed a strong ethical culture and conduct across the group.

Climate Related
Climate-related financial disclosure

Our climate report describes how we're managing climate related risks and opportunity

Transformation
SBSA Transformation report

Our SBSA Transformation report describes how SBSA is promoting socio-economic transformation

UN Principles
UN PRB reporting and self assessment

Standard Bank's second annual report setting out our progress in implementing the Principles for responsible Banking.