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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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    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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    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.

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    We are a financial services group, offering services and solutions for over 155 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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Climate change and sustainable finance

We published our sustainable bond framework and adopted new policies governing new investment in coal mining and fossil fuels.

We issued sustainability-linked loans, structured to incentivise borrowers to improve their sustainability or transformation profiles (including a R2 billion sustainability-linked loan for the Vodacom Group, a R1.6 billion loan for Equites Property Fund, South Africa’s first BBBEEE performance incentive linked loan for Isanti Glass and a USD130 million sustainability-linked facility for Maersk.

We launched ESG Deposit Issue 1, an ESG linked investment-return on the US dollar deposit is linked to the market performance of the S&P 500 ESG Index.

We developed the PowerPulse platform, which connects business and industrial-scale energy users to solar photovoltaic engineering, procurement and construction partners.

Standard Bank is committed to driving sustainable and inclusive economic development across Africa through the delivery of sustainable finance solutions. 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 considerations into our corporate strategy and day-to-day decision-making, and we consistently work to maximise the positive impacts and mitigate any negative impacts arising from our business decisions and activities.

We recognise the threat posed by climate change to human health, food security and economic growth across Africa. We have identified climate-related risk as a top enterprise risk and material issue.

We are working to better understand and manage our exposure to climate risk and assisting our clients to do the same. We are committed to working with African governments and businesses to reduce their vulnerability and build resilience to the impacts of climate change, and to facilitate the development of renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency across the continent.

Our focus includes

Working with our clients to develop appropriate solutions to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change

Providing financial products and services that support positive social and environmental outcomes, including green and social bonds, ESG-linked loans, sustainable trade solutions and impact investing

Providing environmental and social lending and advisory experience in respect of project finance, export credit and corporate finance product offerings

Progressively managing and shaping our portfolio in a manner that is consistent with achieving a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy needed to limit global warming to below 2 degrees, by supporting a just transition away from non-renewable energy sources in our countries of operation.

Working with our retail banking clients to adopt greener solutions for their homes and businesses.