What climate change means to us

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Its impact on the environment and human health significantly affects sustainable economic growth.?

Our approach

We are committed to promoting economic and social development in our markets.

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Position statements

We embed our values and philosophy into our working practices.

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Stakeholders, standards and policies

We engage stakeholders and manage our approach through standards and policies.

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Impact and reporting

We measure our sustainability impact and share progress through our reports.

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Sustainable and responsible banking

Our vision is to be the world’s most sustainable and responsible bank. We’re committed to sustainable social and economic development through our business, operations and communities.
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Our approach

We aim to embed sustainable practices through our business, operations and communities.

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Sustainable Finance

As a leading financial institution, we promote sustainable finance in our markets. We're ?committed to supporting sustainable economic growth, expanding renewables financing and investing in sustainable infrastructure where it is needed most.

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Responsible Company

We strive to be a responsible company, fighting financial crime, minimising our environmental impact, investing in our people and embedding our values across our business in the markets where we operate.

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Inclusive Communities

We promote economic inclusion in our markets, delivering community programmes aimed at tackling inequality. Through Futuremakers by Standard Chartered, we support young people to learn new skills, get job-ready and start their own businesses.

INSIGHTS See how we’re helping people, businesses and economies to prosper

India’s bright future in energy

With renewable energy investment on the rise and the coal sector starting to feel the pressure, what are the risks…

Navigate the future | 21 Jan 2021

Six sustainability trends to watch in 2021

With 2020 coming to an end, what will be on the sustainability agenda for the next 12 months? We look…

Navigate the future | 17 Dec 2020

Why climate risk matters

Climate change is a growing financial risk around the world. We’re working with Imperial College London to understand the science…

Explore our world | 9 Dec 2020

Impact is more important than league tables

Driving sustainable finance to where it matters most is key to delivering the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Sourcing soy sustainably: our new approach for clients

We'll support clients who are committed to sustainable sourcing from Brazil's Cerrado region

Explore our world | 26 Aug 2020

Private equity may hold the key to the delivery of the SDGs

With funding desperately needed to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals could private equity be the answer?

Explore our world | 27 Jul 2020

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