Sustainable Investing

Seizing opportunities, making an impact

No matter where your passion lies, we can help identify a sustainable investment approach that best translates your personal values into solutions that make a real difference

Future-proofing your portfolios

Investing in companies that incorporate ESG criteria into their agenda and have sustainable practices can position you for long-term opportunities associated with secular trends such as ageing societies, urbanization, and resource scarcity while enabling you to make a positive impact on issues such as climate change, poverty alleviation, and more. Vehicles for sustainable investing range from funds and bonds to private equity and direct investments.

Sustainable Investing at Standard Chartered

Sustainable Investing at Standard Chartered

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Standard Chartered PLC, the ultimate parent company of Standard Chartered Bank, together with its other branches and subsidiaries form the Standard Chartered Group. Standard Chartered Private Bank is the private banking division of Standard Chartered. Private banking activities may be carried out internationally by different legal entities and affiliates within the Standard Chartered Group (each, an “SC Group Entity”) according to local regulatory requirements. Not all products and services are provided by all branches, subsidiaries and affiliates within the Standard Chartered Group. Some of the SC Group Entities only act as representatives of the Standard Chartered Private Bank, and may not be able to offer products and services, or offer advice to clients. They serve as points of contact only.

In Singapore, Standard Chartered Private Bank is the private banking division of Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited, (Registration No. 201224747C) (GST Group Registration No. MR-8500053-0).

In Hong Kong, Standard Chartered Private Bank is the private banking division of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”), a subsidiary of Standard Chartered PLC. SCBHK has its registered address at 32/F, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong and is regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and registered with the Securities and Futures Commission to carry on Type 1 (dealing in securities), Type 4 (advising on securities), Type 6 (advising on corporate finance) and Type 9 (asset management) regulated activity under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571) (CE No. AJI614).

In Jersey, Standard Chartered Private Bank is the Registered Business Name of the Jersey Branch of Standard Chartered Bank. Standard Chartered Bank, Jersey Branch is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. The principal place of business of the Jersey Branch of Standard Chartered Bank is: 15 Castle Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PT.

Standard Chartered Bank is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853 Reference Number ZC18. The Principal Office of the Company is situated in England at 1 Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD. Standard Chartered Bank is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

The Jersey Branch of Standard Chartered Bank is also an authorised financial services provider under license number 44946 issued by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority of the Republic of South Africa.

In the United Kingdom, Standard Chartered Bank (trading as Standard Chartered Private Bank) is an authorised financial services provider (licence number 45747) in terms of the South African Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002.

Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai International Financial Centre having its offices at Dubai International Financial Centre, Building 1, Gate Precinct, P.O. Box 999, Dubai, UAE is a branch of Standard Chartered Bank and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (“DFSA”). This document is intended for use only by Professional Clients and is not directed at Retail Clients as defined by the DFSA Rulebook. In the DIFC we are authorised to provide financial services only to clients who qualify as Professional Clients and Market Counterparties and not to Retail Clients. As a Professional Client you will not be given the higher retail client protection and compensation rights and if you use your right to be classified as a Retail Client we will be unable to provide financial services and products to you as we do not hold the required license to undertake such activities.

For Islamic transactions, we are acting under the supervision of our Standard Chartered Bank Global Shariah Supervisory Committee. Relevant information on our Shariah Supervisory Committee is currently available on the Standard Chartered Bank website in the Islamic banking section at: https://www.sc.com/en/banking/islamic-banking/

Impact Philosophy

We believe that funneling passions through a structured framework empowers clients to make better impact decisions. Our Impact Philosophy comprises a four-step process to determine the impact profile of clients, and to provide a practical methodology to identify and map solutions, including sustainable and impact investing solutions. This can be measured through the use of indicators from the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), and relating them to the SDGs.

Impact Philosophy

We believe that funneling passions through a structured framework empowers clients to make better impact decisions. Our Impact Philosophy comprises a four-step process to determine the impact profile of clients, and to provide a practical methodology to identify and map solutions, including sustainable and impact investing solutions. This can be measured through the use of indicators from the Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS), and relating them to the SDGs.

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Continuum of sustainable investing

Sustainable investing is one of the fastest growing areas in both the finance and the social impact sector today. It can be applied to a wide range of asset classes with a variety of approaches – from values based investing to integration of ESG factors and impact investing.

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Environment

Issues relating to the quality and functioning of the natural environmental and natural systems, e.g. carbon emissions, environmental regulations, water stress and waste.

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Social

Issues relating to the rights, well being and interests of people and communities, e.g. labour management, health and safety and product safety.

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Governance

Issues relating to the rights, well being and interests of people and communities, e.g. labour management, health and safety and product safety.

Our Partners

Standard Chartered Private Bank and our partners share a common vision of harnessing finance to catalyse sustainable development. A critical driver of this is raising awareness around how asset owners can deepen their impact across their spectrum of capital. Standard Chartered’s research shows that 98% of affluent investors are interested in sustainable investing, although 93% are apprehensive about investing in this area due to a lack of knowledge.

Education is key and engaging with high-net-worth-individuals and their bankers is critical to growing momentum. We therefore work closely together on building and sharing knowledge and educational content, as well as providing opportunities for investors to connect, exchange ideas, learn and dialogue with each other.

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Toniic is the global action community for deeper impact investing.  Toniic’s members are high net-worth individuals, family offices and foundations from more than 25 countries who are active impact investors.  More than half have committed to move at least one portfolio to 100% values alignment across asset classes.  Toniic creates community, provides educational resources, and curates investment opportunities for its members, who use Toniic to amplify their impact.  

Toniic also creates resources for the public to attract additional capital to impact investing, including the T100 longitudinal study of the progress of 100%ers towards full deployment, the Tracer platform that enables investors, entrepreneurs, and funds to share and compare data about impact investments, and Impact Terms, a free library of innovative impact deal terms and structures. Toniic's members share a vision of a world in which all investments honor the planet and its inhabitants. 

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AVPN is a unique funders’ network based in Singapore committed to building a vibrant and high impact social investment community across Asia. As an advocate, capacity builder, and platform that cuts across private, public and social sectors, AVPN embraces all types of engagement to improve the effectiveness of members across the Asia Pacific region.

The core mission of AVPN is to increase the flow of financial, human and intellectual capital to the social sector by connecting and empowering key stakeholders from funders to the social purpose organizations they support.

With over 600 members across 34 countries, AVPN is catalysing the movement towards a more strategic, collaborative and outcome focused approach to social investing, ensuring that resources are deployed as effectively as possible to address key social challenges facing Asia today and in the future.

Debunking the myths

Sustainable investing goes beyond just doing good. ESG factors can, in fact, be a good longer-term measurement of a company’s financial health and its ability to generate returns. For an investor, this means that even if returns with and without ESG factors are similar, applying ESG factors provides yet another risk management lens.

 

Numerous research and studies have debunked the notion that investors have to sacrifice financial gains to make a positive impact. Comprehensive research conducted in 2015 has demonstrated that sustainable investing is uncorrelated with poor returns*.

* “ESG and financial performance: Aggregated evidence from more than 2000 empirical studies”, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2015, Vol. 5

It may seem that the “environmental” factor dominates much of the discussion around ESG, but sustainable investing is much more than tackling environmental issues. Many investors are increasingly focused on corporate governance and social factors, and how business ethics and supply chain issues can affect the long-term value of their investments.

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