Standard Chartered Bank’s commitment to sustainability is not only about the business activity that they finance but also about how they contribute to sustainable activities in the country. Standard Chartered Bank has partnered with HRH Kenya Mechanism, a USAID Funded project in the Afya Elimu initiative which is a revolving fund that is meant to benefit needy students in the healthcare sector.
In line with their brand promise ‘Here for good’, they seek to ensure that the financing they provide supports sustainable economic and social development in the Kenyan society. Sustainability is integrated into how they do business. It guides everything they do, from the services they provide to their clients, to the way they run their Bank and support the local communities in which they live and work.
Their approach focuses on three areas:
- Contributing to sustainable economic growth – supporting their clients through their core business of banking;
- Being a responsible company – managing business and operations to deliver long-term value for shareholders and society; and
- Investing in communities – working with local communities to promote social and economic development.