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Innovation 2 November 2020

Driving sustainable growth and profitability by doing business the right way

Africa means business, and as a bank fully invested in Africa, we own the responsibility of leading the charge towards a sustainable future.

By combining our insights and expertise, we present a broad spectrum of innovative, sustainable finance solutions and services.

These range from green and social bonds, sustainable project finance and loan market solutions to sustainable infrastructure funding, as well as broader strategic, sustainable advisory and support services.

Sustainable finance is not about just painting Africa green. It is about using our insights and expertise for the betterment of our continent and creating a future that is built to last. Learn more on how we delivered on this promise through arranging East Africa’s first ever green bond and pioneering Sustainability Linked Loans on the continent.

Learn more about our Sustainable Finance capabilities.

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