Transition to being more sustainable

Funding a more sustainable world

Together with investors, we’re helping the markets build back better through our sustainable deposits.

In May 2019, we became the first bank in the world to launch a sustainable deposit product. The product helps finance activities that support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including combating climate change, supporting financial inclusion, and tackling the lack of universal access to health and education.

Our deposits reached USD1bn in January 2020 and doubled in three months, highlighting that despite the recent economic turmoil brought by the pandemic, companies are still keen to finance the SDGs in emerging markets.

Our presence in developed and emerging markets gives us a unique opportunity to bridge the funding gap for vital projects. From supporting hydropower in Cameroon to offshore wind generation in Taiwan and tackling water scarcity in Bahrain, we’re helping the world build back better. Watch the video to find out more.

Funding a more sustainable world

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