Environmental and social risk management

We want to be a force for good and work with our clients to improve their sustainability performance.

environmental and social risk management

Our main impact on the environment and society is through the business activities we finance. To achieve long-term sustainable development, we must responsibly manage environmental and social risks.

How we manage environmental and social risks

Our approach is to engage proactively with clients, governments, non-governmental organisations and communities to mitigate the impact that stems from our financing decisions. Our Position Statements outline the standards we encourage or expect our clients to align to, and reference appropriate industry-wide benchmarks such as the International Finance Corporation and the Equator Principles. We apply these through our policies and procedures.

We work in partnership with our clients to manage environmental and social risks. In doing so, we believe that we create a competitive advantage for our clients, strengthen and develop long-term relationships, and contribute to sustainable economic growth in our communities.  

Learn more about our environmental and social risk assessment >

Read our 2015 Equator Principles reporting >

What’s next?

Here for good

It’s about sticking by our clients and customers, and always trying to do the right thing.

How we're Here for good

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Engaging our stakeholders

They help us move our priorities forward and ensure our strategy is well aligned with our markets.

Who are our stakeholders?

Sustainability Summary

Read our Sustainability Summary

We focus on contributing to sustainable economic and social development.

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