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  • An engineer repairs a solar panel. Discover Standard Chartered's approach to sustainability.


    Promoting a sustainable future

    We believe finance has a key role to play in building a cleaner, fairer world.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today and likely to hit hardest in the markets where we operate. We believe in a just transition which benefits people and the planet.

Supporting a fairer transition

As a leading cross-border bank, we’re working to decarbonise our operations and help communities become more resilient, including supporting innovation in the markets where new technology can have the greatest impact.

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    Our pathway to net zero

    We plan to reach net zero carbon emissions in our own operations by 2025, and in our financing activity by 2050.

  • A farmer looks at an iPad in a greenhouse.

    Sustainable finance

    We’re making sustainable finance easier and more accessible, helping to get new clean energy, transport and infrastructure projects on stream.

COVID-19 Facility report

Measuring our impact

At the start of the pandemic, we made USD1bn of not-for-profit financing available – allowing businesses to manufacture and distribute vital products, from ventilators to vaccines.