Africa is our home and we are committed to the expansion and deepening of our business across the continent. Economic growth has slowed significantly in several of our countries of operation. By carefully managing risk across of our portfolio, limiting our exposure to the commodities sector, and successfully identifying and investing in growth sectors at national and regional level, we have continued to grow in Africa, and support African growth.
2016 was a challenging year for the global economy.
We expect growth in sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate gradually in 2017...
Supporting the start-up of new enterprises is the best way to create new jobs.
In 2016, we were awarded a full banking licence in Côte d’Ivoire...
Standard Bank partnered with governments across Africa...
Renewable energy is a huge potential growth area for Africa.
Our environmental and social (E&S) risk approach is centred mainly on large qualifying transactions in corporate and investment banking...
General Electric East Africa tendered for and won a contract with the Kenyan Government...
During 2016, our corporate and investment teams were proud to play a crucial part in the growth of one of the largest ecotourism businesses in Africa, Wilderness Safaris.
We believe that investment in improving educational outcomes is a crucial part of the effort to unleash Africa’s potential and drive her growth.
Invest in infrastructure (energy, water, transport and ICT)
Contribute to employment creation
Promote environmental sustainability (and climate change mitigation and adaption)
Combat (financial and cyber) crime and corruption
Invest in financial inclusion
Invest in enterprise development, entrepreneurship, and innovation
Invest in education, learning and development
Facilitate inclusive economic growth
Advance African economic integration and development
Support good governance