Group Sustainability and ESG

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2020 sustainability highlights

Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)



The UN SDGs provide a solid framework for us to assess, align and prioritise business activities. The private sector, and in particular, the financial sector, have a pivotal role to play in their achievement. Our strategy is to harness the expertise in our various businesses and identify opportunities to maximise impact. We partner with our clients, investors and various stakeholders to support delivery of the SDGs and build a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable world.

Our two core SDG priorities

Reduced inequalities

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries 

Climate action

Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Our six secondary SDG priorities

We have six secondary SDG priorities that are globally aligned yet locally relevant to our core geographies and which reflect our current business model and growth strategy. 

Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all


Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all


Decent work and economic growth

Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all


Industry innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation


Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Partnering for prosperity for all

Our global business impact

global business impact

Ratings and ranking in the sustainability indices

Awards and recognition

Participation in industry initiatives and memberships

Download the full sustainability report

Sustainability and supplementary ESG Report 2020