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.

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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How we work

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

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Our impact

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

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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

Resilience, agility and humanity: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Our Chairman on why greater international cooperation must sideline ‘me-first thinking’ as governments step up their COVID-19 response

Explore our world | 6 days ago

COVID-19: Clean energy challenges and opportunities

Clean energy projects face uncertainty as global recession looms, but stimulus packages could help keep a low-carbon future on track

Trade beyond borders | 2 Apr 2020

Climate risk is here, it’s evolving fast, and this is how we’re responding

Financial risks arising from climate change are becoming a mainstream risk but preparing for it is a different ball game

Explore our world | 13 Feb 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals: The time to act is now

Our new report reveals some major opportunities for the private sector to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Explore our world | 16 Jan 2020

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