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  • Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • THE STANDARD BANK GROUP
    • OUR REPORTING SUITE
    • OUR SEE JOURNEY
    • ASSURANCE STATEMENT
     
     
     
     
     
  • SEE impact areas
    • OVERVIEW
    • 1.
      FINANCIAL INCLUSION
    • 2.
      JOB CREATION AND ENTERPRISE GROWTH
    • 3.
      INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 4.
      AFRICA TRADE AND INVESTMENT
    • 5.
      Climate change and sustainable finance
    • 6.
      EDUCATION
    • 7.
      HEALTH
     
  • ESG
    • OVERVIEW
    • OUR REPORTING SUITE
    • MESSAGE FROM SIM TSHABALALA
    • ESG GOVERNANCE
    • MATERIAL ISSUES DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD
    • ENGAGING OUR STAKEHOLDERS
    • HOW WE DO BUSINESS
    • MANAGING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RISKS
    • SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
    • OUR PEOPLE
    • CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
    • ESG METRICS AND POLICIES
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Transformation
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • A MESSAGE FROM LUNGISA FUZILE
    • THE ROLE OF A BANK IN GROWING THE ECONOMY
    • STANDARD BANK’S BEE SCORECARD 2019
    • WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION
    • B-BBEE CERTIFICATE
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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Report to Society 2019

Moving Forward, Together

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Moving Forward, Together

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Report to Society 2019

Moving Forward, Together

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Our Reporting to Society digital platform

Our Report to Society platform aims to communicate with a broad group of stakeholders about our impact on the societies, economies and environments in which we operate.

It provides information on those areas in which we believe we can make a significant positive contribution to the lives of our fellow Africans, while mitigating negative impacts.

SEE impact areas
We identified the seven SEE impact areas by looking at the overlap between our core business as a provider of financial services, and the needs of Africa’s people, businesses and economies.
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ONE
Financial inclusion
We enable more people to access financial products and services, supporting economic development and reducing inequality
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TWO
Job creation and enterprise growth
We work with our clients to understand their challenges and priorities, provide them with appropriate financial solutions to support their growth and expansion and deliver digital solutions to meet their unique needs. This includes targeted support to enable SMEs to develop and grow their businesses
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THREE
Infrastructure
We support the development of infrastructure to enable inclusive and sustainable industrialisation by financing largescale infrastructure projects; and partnering with our clients to ensure environmental and social risks are appropriately managed and minimised
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FOUR
Africa trade and investment
We facilitate trade and investment flows between African countries, and with key global markets including China, through the provision of innovative trade finance solutions and cross-border payments and investment solutions
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FIVE
Climate change and sustainable finance
We work with our clients to develop appropriate solutions for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change and we develop innovative financial products and services that support the green economy and social development
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SIX
Education
We support access to inclusive, quality education and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities, and help Africa harness the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution
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SEVEN
Health
We support better health outcomes for Africa’s people by financing healthcare providers, and health infrastructure and equipment, providing business development support to healthcare practitioners, investing in our people’s health, safety and wellbeing and investing in health-focused CSI programmes.

Message from our leadership

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Arno Daehnke
Group financial director, Standard Bank Group
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“Standard Bank is driven by our purpose: ‘Africa is our home, we drive her growth.’ We are an African financial service organisation with a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities in our countries of operation.”
Sim Tshabalala
Group chief executive, Standard Bank Group
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Sola David-Borha
Chief executive, Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group
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Standard Bank’s business activities have social, economic and environmental (SEE) impacts in the economies and communities in which we operate.
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