Standard Chartered reporting: making a difference

‘Here for Good’ is the bank’s brand promise, and it has never been more important than in supporting clients and communities through the pandemic; a key theme of the 2020 report, which also introduces new strategic priorities. 

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‘Here for Good’ is the bank’s brand promise, and it has never been more important than in supporting clients and communities through the pandemic; a key theme of the 2020 report, which also introduces new strategic priorities. 

 

All published on the day of the full year results announcement and embracing a new vibrant brand, the suite comprises the annual report and annual review, sustainability summary, TCFD report, Modern Slavery statement, Pillar 3 report, Bank report and results announcement documents – over 1,800 pages in all. Quite an exercise in planning and meticulous execution, involving contributors from across the world, all working remotely. 

Standard Chartered is stepping up a gear, moving from its transformation phase to becoming a leader in global finance – all of which is clearly set out with specific goals.

 

Sustainability is one of the bank’s four new strategic pillars, as it strives to be the leading private sector catalyzer of finance for the SDGs where it matters most, across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The bank’s sustainability summary describes progress against its SDG-aligned sustainability aspirations in an engaging, interactive PDF.

 

The bank’s support of its clients and communities during the pandemic is given prominence in an upfront section that outlines its $1 billion commitment to help finance companies that provide critical goods and services in the fight against the virus, as well as the $50 million Global Charitable Fund to help communities worst affected.

 

Addressing climate change is a high priority for the bank, as is their commitment to reporting against the TCFD framework; presented in a communicative stand-alone report.