Most people will outlive their savings by at least 10 years
Not good enough
To make things better, you have to challenge the things that aren't good enough. Yet. See what we’re doing to make a difference in your world, the financial world and the world at large.
Because we’re not here for good enough, we’re Here for good.
Thousands of shipbreakers risk their lives to earn a living.
Every week, one worker dies from the dangerous job of breaking ships. And that's not good enough. Which is why we're working with shipyard owners in Bangladesh to change how things are done in the industry. So it's safer for workers, cleaner for the environment, and better for the families and communities that depend on them.
Explore one of the world’s most dangerous industries
Discover the facts and figures behind shipbreaking, and what it takes to make the industry better. See how we’re leading the way.
"I used to build ships, now I'm breaking them up."
Get an inside look with our engineer turned banker, Roger Charles, to find out how we're working with shipyard owners to improve environmental, health and safety practices in shipbreaking.
Money laundering enables poaching. And 30,000 elephants a year pay the price.
Criminal syndicates kill an elephant every 25 minutes for its tusks. Then they abuse the financial system to legitimise the proceeds. It’s time for the financial sector to take a stand. See how we’re working with partners to fight the money laundering that fuels the illegal wildlife trade.
Kate Brooks on using photography to fight poaching
Wildlife photographer Kate Brooks focuses her lens on the consequences of poaching, and shares a firsthand experience. Watch the interview.
Explore how financial crime funds the poaching of endangered animals
Discover the facts and figures behind the illegal wildlife trade, the importance of treating the illegal wildlife trade like any other form of organised crime, and why banks have a role to play in tackling it.
What experts and advocates say
"To stop the illegal wildlife trade, focus must shift from low-level poachers and traffickers to the financial beneficiaries behind the scenes."
"Illegal wildlife trade is having a detrimental impact on wildlife around the world. Dismantling the financing of illegal wildlife traffickers will be the ultimate game changer in this war."
"It is the responsibility of all of us – individuals, corporations and governments – to put a stop to this barbaric trade and keep wildlife in the wild."
"Wildlife trafficking is currently high-reward but low-risk for organised criminals. To tackle it, governments need to apply the same methodology used to combat other major transnational crimes and take significant legal action."
"Elephants symbolise the wonder of the natural world. The illegal trade in ivory threatens their survival and benefits criminal syndicates. It must be stamped out."
"Natural habitats and their wildlife bring ecological and economic value to people and governments. The illegal wildlife trade strips the assets from those habitats, stealing that value from everyone. It must stop."
"Illegal wildlife trade globally is driving many species to the brink of extinction. I laud the initiative of Standard Chartered and others to combat wildlife trafficking. This is a serious problem and it’s posing grave threats to the world and the environment."
At Standard Chartered, we want to apply what we’ve learnt in tackling other forms of financial crime to take the fight to the wildlife traders’ doors. That’s why we’re training bank branch tellers to better spot potentially suspicious transactions relating to the illegal wildlife trade and making this crime an area of focus for our financial crime investigators. Beyond our business we’re working to strengthen the collective understanding of the crime’s financial footprint, and are playing a central role in The Royal Foundation’s United for Wildlife Financial Taskforce.
Age is just a number. Your savings aren't.
We think living longer should be an exciting prospect, not a frightening one. That’s why we offer wealth solutions that can help you make better financial decisions earlier. So you can prepare to enjoy more of life.
See how a worldwide rise in longevity affects your financial planning
Discover the facts and figures behind a global increase in lifespans, and why people need smarter financial planning to live longer lives on their own terms.
Make the most of your savings
See how you compare to other savers in your area.
We’re not here for good enough
We’re always striving to make things bigger, faster, simpler, smarter. Discover how our values are brought to life by these remarkable people and their belief in better.
The first step towards better
What does it take to be better? Never settling for good enough. Our CEO Bill Winters talks about how the first step towards better begins with a dream.
See the issues others miss
Losing sight of what matters? Not good enough. Discover how we played a part in combating preventable blindness in India.
Reawakening coffee traditions
Traditions lost to changing times? Not good enough. Discover how we’re helping a traditional coffee roaster in Singapore to keep the heritage alive.
Transforming healthcare through technology
Can’t reach a doctor quickly? Not good enough. Discover how we mentored a telehealth startup that transformed healthcare in Indonesia.
The drive to strive
Discover how banks and businesses working together is helping make the world a better place.
Beyond mountain summits to the stars
Read the amazing story of Raha Moharrak, the first Saudi woman and youngest Arab to scale Everest.
A partnership that keeps getting better
For 8 seasons we have been more than just a sponsor of Liverpool FC. Watch Liverpool personalities tell their stories, and see how our shared values make us the perfect partnership.