We are here for your sustainable banking needs

Sustainability is important to you and to us. It's why we're bringing you sustainability-linked financing solutions.

The Sustainability Commitment Paradox

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Carbon Dated

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Industries in Transition

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Sustainable Trade Financing A challenge we can help you meet

Sustainability is firmly on the business agenda – but to achieve sustainability is easier said than done.

Taking sustainability beyond the physical supply chain to include financing is why we’ve developed our sustainability-linked financing solutions, underpinned by certification ranging from Fairtrade Bonsucro to USDA Organic and validated by Sustainalytics, a global leader in ESG and Corporate Governance. We’ve also built the Loan Market Association’s Green and Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles into our trade financing framework.

We are committed to delivering sustainable and responsible banking, and want to help you to be truly sustainable.

The sustainability commitment paradox

Do you really need to trade off financial returns for a positive impact on sustainability?

Find out. Download our report.

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Make sustainable financing easier

Sustainability Recognition

Extend your sustainability efforts to trade financing, and in doing so enhance your reputation for being a sustainable brand.

Sustainability Partnerships

Let us bridge the gap between you, our client, and other players in the sustainable trade ecosystem in the pursuit of a more sustainable supply chain.

Sustainability Expertise

Our best-in-class, dedicated Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) teams are here to help you become more sustainability-driven. And, we are working closely with industry bodies and central banks to define sustainable standards.

Sustainability Solutions

Tailored financing solutions designed to help you build resilient supply chains while mitigating their negative environmental and social impact.  

Continuing to facilitate trade, with financing solutions tailored to help you do so sustainably

Letter of Credit

Access the world’s fastest growing markets to support your import and financing needs in approved end-use categories, such as trade in agricultural goods that meet internationally-recognized sustainability standards.

Invoice Financing

Help strengthen the health of your payables or receivables by tying them to green or social criteria.

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Powering businesses for a transformative and sustainable future

Whatever business challenges come your way, your need for smooth, successful transactions will be constant. Alongside continuing operational requirements, you’ll need to balance enduring targets with emerging ones – including sustainability and digitialisation aspirations.

By combining international-bank stability with local-market knowledge, we can support your transaction banking needs across the world. From cash management solutions to bolster your treasury to financing solutions to sustainably fund your supply chain, we have the solutions to help you prepare for future opportunities.

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We’re committed to promoting sustainable development in our markets through our banking services