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Standard Chartered PLC and Ant Group strengthen their partnership to promote global sustainable development

31 Jul 2023

Shanghai, China – Standard Chartered and Ant Group entered into an agreement to deepen their partnership in driving green and inclusive finance, global fund management and sustainable development. Both parties will jointly contribute to tackling global issues such as climate change and ocean protection. Dr. José Viñals, Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC, and Eric Jing, Chairman and CEO of Ant Group, officiated the agreement signing ceremony.

Since the first signing of a MOU between the two parties in 2017, Standard Chartered and Ant Group have conducted extensive cooperation in China and multiple markets globally. In the field of green and sustainable finance, Standard Chartered is one of the joint-mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners of Ant Group’s sustainability-linked syndicated loan and has carried out cooperation with Ant Group in sustainable deposit and other areas. In addition, the two parties have also successfully cooperated in digital innovation of global fund management, as well as in proliferating inclusive finance for SMEs. Under the expanded cooperation framework, Standard Chartered will support Ant Group to build an industry-leading global liquidity and foreign exchange management structure, and further strengthen their collaboration in ESG, digital innovation and inclusive finance.

Dr. José Viñals, Group Chairman, Standard Chartered PLC, said, “We are honoured to enter into this extended agreement and deepen our longstanding strategic partnership with Ant Group. Building on our mutual trust and joint commitment, we look forward to leveraging our shared vision to further our global cooperation in ESG, inclusive finance for SMEs and digital innovation.”

Eric Jing, Chairman and CEO of Ant Group said, “Ant Group and Standard Chartered are long-term partners. We have always been committed to using technology to assist SMEs in their digital transformation journeys, and jointly promoting global sustainable and inclusive development. Together with our ecosystem partners, we look forward to expanding our cooperation with Standard Chartered, and further leveraging the expertise from both sides in digital technology, green finance and inclusive finance, to make greater contributions to global sustainable development.”

For further information please contact:

Xiao Jiang
Standard Chartered China

Le Shen
Ant Group

Ant Group

Ant Group aims to build the infrastructure and platforms to support the digital transformation of the service industry. Through continuous innovation, we strive to provide all consumers and small and micro businesses equal access to digital financial and other daily life services that are convenient, sustainable and inclusive.

For more information, please visit our website at www.antgroup.com or follow us on Twitter @AntGroup.

Standard Chartered

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Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges.

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