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Responsible Banking Solutions with Sustainable Finance

As an African bank, we aim to help our clients to build a sustainable future with a range of innovative products and solutions. Our dedicated Sustainable Finance team works to offer a broad spectrum of product solutions that range from debt management to advisory and support services.

Our focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) ensures that we maintain a complete top-down view on all aspects of your business to help manage regulatory and compliance risk while helping to adhere to ethical and environmental standards.

Find out how sustainable finance could help drive Africa’s economic recovery

Some of the benefits

Supporting sustainable growth

We provide products and services to drive sustainable development and economic growth

At the Forefront of ESG Integration

We strive for innovative ESG integration into product development and client engagements 

Established Lending and Advisory Expertise

Our ESG advisory capabilities span across our Project Finance, Export Credit and Corporate Finance product offerings

Influencing the Sustainable Finance Agenda

We are consistently party to conversations around the future of ESG and how it is shaping business decisions across Africa
Why talk to us
  • Dedicated sustainable finance platform

Our Sustainable Finance business unit works with clients and consumers to deliver a broad range of sustainable products and services across the Standard Bank Group. These offerings include personal banking, green and social bonds, project finance, the sustainable loans market and sustainable trade.

  • Deep knowledge and extensive experience

Our expert team of sustainable finance specialists provide ESG advisory services, both to our clients and other financial institutions, for limited recourse projects, acquisitions, other structured solutions and corporate strategy.

  • Driving ESG integration and promoting client sustainability strategies

We help our clients to use ESG as a differentiator for their businesses so that they can outperform their competitors in market position and through improved margins.

  • Innovative and sustainable solutions

Our pioneering approach to structuring and executing sustainable finance products lets us provide novel solutions to our clients as we partner to deliver first-to-market solutions.

  • Partnered with the sustainable finance community

Standard Bank is the longest serving chair of the Global Equator Principles Steering Committee, a working group lead on the International Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Trade and a member of the National Task Force for Impact Investing and continues to participate and drive the sustainable finance agenda.

Our offering
  • Sustainability linked funding
  • Green, social and sustainable bonds and loans
  • Transition bonds and loans
  • Sustainable trade and supply chain finance
  • Impact investing
  • ESG corporate advisory
  • E&S project advisory
  • ESG linked deposits and personal banking options
  • Why talk to us
  • Our offering
  • Dedicated sustainable finance platform

Our Sustainable Finance business unit works with clients and consumers to deliver a broad range of sustainable products and services across the Standard Bank Group. These offerings include personal banking, green and social bonds, project finance, the sustainable loans market and sustainable trade.

  • Deep knowledge and extensive experience

Our expert team of sustainable finance specialists provide ESG advisory services, both to our clients and other financial institutions, for limited recourse projects, acquisitions, other structured solutions and corporate strategy.

  • Driving ESG integration and promoting client sustainability strategies

We help our clients to use ESG as a differentiator for their businesses so that they can outperform their competitors in market position and through improved margins.

  • Innovative and sustainable solutions

Our pioneering approach to structuring and executing sustainable finance products lets us provide novel solutions to our clients as we partner to deliver first-to-market solutions.

  • Partnered with the sustainable finance community

Standard Bank is the longest serving chair of the Global Equator Principles Steering Committee, a working group lead on the International Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Trade and a member of the National Task Force for Impact Investing and continues to participate and drive the sustainable finance agenda.

  • Sustainability linked funding
  • Green, social and sustainable bonds and loans
  • Transition bonds and loans
  • Sustainable trade and supply chain finance
  • Impact investing
  • ESG corporate advisory
  • E&S project advisory
  • ESG linked deposits and personal banking options
Get in touch
Nigel Beck
Global Head – Sustainable Finance
Recent deals
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Landmark sustainability-linked loan indicates a shift towards sustainable finance solutions

This JSE-listed real estate investment trust (REIT) has closed a sustainability-linked loan with us aimed at promoting the achievement of various environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) targets.

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Pioneering towards a sustainable education sector with Curro

Partnering with Curro has given rise to one of the most noteworthy sustainable finance deals in Southern African education.

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Enabling South Africa’s first ever sustainability-linked TMT loan with Vodacom

Standard Bank has played an instrumental role in delivering the first ever sustainability-linked loan in South Africa’s TMT sector.

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Proud sustainable finance partner of Acorn Green Bond

As the proud sustainable finance partner of Acorn Holdings, Standard Bank was instrumental in facilitating East Africa’s first ever green bond.

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