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.
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.