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Sustainability is important to you and to us. It’s why we bring you sustainability-linked financing solutions.

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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.

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Sustainable trade financing with Standard Chartered

The sustainability commitment paradox

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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.


Sustainable Trade Loan for financial institutions

Our Sustainable Trade Loan provides financial institutions with liquidity to support trade flows associated with projects eligible for financing as outlined in our Green and Sustainable Product Framework. Help accelerate the sustainability journey today.

More than ESG: Critical indicators of sustainable supply chains

Companies surveyed realise there is a major gap between their performance today and the goals they have set. Read to uncover new insights and indicators of supply chain sustainability and resilience, and ideas on what you can do to achieve your goals.

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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.