Sustainability as an integral part of our business strategy Standard Bank Group (SBG) aspires to build the leading African financial services organisation. Our strategic focus on serving the needs of our customers and connecting selected emerging markets to Africa and to each other, positions us to deliver superior sustainable shareholder value.
This will be underpinned by the growth and development anticipated in the markets in which we are focused. We proactively embed sustainability thinking and sustainable business practices at every level of our business. We believe that our most important contribution to sustainable development is to operate an effective and profitable bank. By providing access to credit, savings and insurance products, we enable individuals to improve their quality of life and enhance their financial security.
By providing finance to large and small businesses we facilitate economic growth and job creation, and by financing infrastructure and the development of key sectors, we assist in resolving global challenges such as energy and food scarcity, resource depletion and climate change.