• Introduction
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE STANDARD BANK GROUP
    • OUR REPORTING SUITE
    • A LETTER FROM OUR CEO
    • STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
    • ASSURANCE STATEMENT
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • SEE impact areas
    • OVERVIEW
    • IMPACT REPORTING
    • 1.
      FINANCIAL INCLUSION
    • 2.
      JOB CREATION AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
    • 3.
      INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 4.
      AFRICA TRADE AND INVESTMENT
    • 5.
      EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    • 6.
      EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
     
     
  • ESG
    • OVERVIEW
    • ABOUT THIS REPORT
    • MANAGING E&S RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
    • OUR DIRECT ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
    • VALUING OUR PEOPLE
    • INVESTING IN COMMUNITIES
    • PROMOTING SOUND GOVERNANCE AND INTEGRITY
    • ESG METRICS AND POLICIES
     
     
  • Transformation
    • OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • A LETTER FROM SBSA CE: LUNGISA FUZILE
    • STANDARD BANK’S BEE SCORECARD
    • WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION
     
     
     
     
     
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Overview

In 2017, we identified 10 areas in which we believed that Standard Bank could make a significant positive social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact.

We identified these 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. The priority issues and targets contained in the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) informed our thinking.

We’re in the process of refining our impact areas to narrow them down for monitoring purposes and remove overlap.

For the purposes of this report, we’re focusing on six impact areas, namely:
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Financial inclusion

Accessible and convenient digital channels are essential to broaden and deepen financial inclusion across the continent.

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Job creation and enterprise development

Micro, small and medium enterprises are key drivers of economic growth and job creation across Africa. But many struggle to move from start-up businesses to sustainable firms...

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Infrastructure

Standard Bank works with governments, development finance institutions and other commercial banks to structure and provide appropriate financial solutions to address Africa’s infrastructure...

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Africa trade and investment

Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. A core part of our business is to facilitate trade and investment flows between African countries, and between African countries and global markets.

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Education and skills development

Africa’s growth depends on her people having access to quality education, and the promotion of skills training and lifelong learning opportunities in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

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Employee development and training

Standard Bank is a major employer in Africa, employing over 52 147 people. We encourage continuous learning and development to ensure our people are equipped...

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Our Reporting to Society suite provides an update on our contribution in each of these impact areas.

It also includes our environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, and an update on our progress on transformation in South Africa. The table that follows provides a summary of our reporting suite and illustrates how each theme relates to our material issues and the relevant SDGs.

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ESG report

Environmental, social and governance report of the Standard Bank Group.

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Transformation report

Standard Bank South Africa’s journey of contributing to a transformed economy.

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