For our business to grow sustainably, we know that we must also enable the sustainable growth of the markets we operate in. To do this, we have reorganised
our approach to business operations, a position that enables us to deliver on our ambition to be purpose led by playing a shaping role in Africa’s growth and sustainability.

Every part of our business contributes to playing a shaping role in Africa’s growth and sustainability.

  • Our retail and business banking teams actively seek ways to innovate to create new value for our customers and clients. This includes increasing access to innovative financial solutions and education, including to those previously unserved and underserved. In so doing, we aim to enhance our customers’ and clients’ lives, and play a meaningful role in their life and business journeys.
  • Our corporate and investment banking teams work to drive the growth of local and regional economies and address global challenges through innovative
    financing models and investment criteria that facilitate social mobility, promote inter-regional trade, expand value chains, and incentivise climate-conscious business.
  • We draw insights and innovation contributions across our Group operations to inform local and regional policy, regulation, thought leadership, and enter into public-private partnerships that drive socioeconomic progress.

We have also aligned our business to several global programmes and initiatives to ensure that the work that we do supports these global efforts to create meaningful and sustainable change in our communities.

 

Role in society

Our philosophy

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Inclusive financing

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Environmental sustainability

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Education and skills development

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Promoting a just society

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Here for the ready

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