The General Secretariat for the 2020 Africa-France Summit is pleased to announce that Standard Bank, one of Africa’s leading banking groups, has announced its participation to the 2020 Africa-France Summit at a Strategic level of partnership
The General Secretariat is looking forward to work with Standard Bank whose commitment and expertise in the financing of sustainable projects is resolutely in line with the objectives of the Summit.
With more than 13 million customers worldwide, Standard Bank is operating in no less than 20 sub-Saharan countries as well as key financial centres throughout the globe, with the ambition to further expand its business operations to other regions of Africa.
In 2018, Standard Bank was awarded the title of Bank of the year thanks to its sound supervision and know-how in the finance industry.
Standard Bank South Africa has engaged in the promotion of sustainable business finance in Africa and is committed to adding value to the continent’s great potential. Under the leadership of Mr. Lungisa Fuzile, CEO of Standard Bank South Africa, Standard Bank values and invests in the opportunities that the continent has to offer :
Africa is our home, and we are focused on driving her growth. Our vision is to be the leading financial services organisation in, for and across Africa, delivering exceptional client experiences and superior value. Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth. We are committed to being more than a provider of financial products and services – we are a catalyst for economic change in our countries of operation and we make life better for our fellow Africans by doing the right business the right way
In 2017, Standard Bank identified 10 areas in which it believed it could make a significant positive social, economic and environmental (SEE) impact.
The bank identified these areas by looking at the overlap between its core business as a provider of financial services, and the needs of Africa’s people, businesses and economies. The priority issues and targets contained in the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) informed its thinking.