The desire to make a meaningful contribution to the world we live in is at the heart of our values at Investec.
Making an unselfish contribution to society, nurturing an entrepreneurial spirit, embracing diversity, and respecting others, underpin our aim to live in, not off society.
As a financial services organisation with a strong footing in both the developed and developing world, we believe we can make a meaningful contribution to society and the environment. We believe that the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a solid framework for us to assess, align and prioritise our activities.
Our strategy is to harness the expertise in our various businesses and identify opportunities to maximise impact. We do this by partnering with our clients, investors and stakeholders to support ambitious delivery of the SDGs and build a more resilient and inclusive world.
Our sustainability framework is based on the SDGs
Addressing climate and inequality is fundamental to the success of our business. We have eight priority SDGs: two impact SDGs, climate action (SDG 13) and reduced inequalities (SDG 10), supported by six core SDGs. These priority SDGs are globally aligned yet locally relevant to our core geographies and also reflect our growth strategy to fund a stable and sustainable economy. Our approach coordinates, assesses and reports on the Group’s progress in terms of our contribution to our priority SDGs.
Our sustainable finance framework is underpinned by addressing our two impact SDGs (SDG 10 and SDG 13) that are addressed through our six core SDGs.