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Corporate Responsibility

The heartbeat of Investec


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 be a responsible corporate citizen.

Stephen Koseff
‘We build sustainable businesses that not only contribute to macro-economic stability, but also to society and the natural environment.’

Stephen Koseff, CEO of Investec group


Employees who've participated in learning programmes in past five years


Invested in our communities over the past five years

No. 1

We are the top provider of funding for rooftop solar in USA

Investing in our people

The expertise and dedication of our employees is fundamental in meeting our clients’ needs and delivering distinctive results.

Supporting communities

We support the communities in which we exist, with particular focus on education and entrepreneurship.

Caring for our environment

A clean, resource-rich natural environment supports the growth of business and the economy and is vital for healthy communities.

Investing in our people

We employ people from all over the world with various academic, ethnic and social backgrounds. Our culture ensures a stimulating and progressive work environment that inspires entrepreneurial, free thinkers with a conscience.

Supporting communities

We believe this will help to create opportunities for employment, wealth creation and contribute to the social and economic empowerment of others. The active involvement of our people through volunteering remains at the core of our community programmes and reflects the depth of the Investec heartbeat.

Caring for our environment

In all our operations, we strive to find smart, sustainable solutions that make business sense but are also environmentally responsible. We’re also passionate about preserving biodiversity and prolonging life on our planet, and work towards the sustainable existence of wildlife, among other programmes.

Operating responsibly

Our business decisions are driven by our values and the intention to live in society, and not off it. As an Investec client, you’re sure to be dealing with a sustainable, financially resilient business, which is here for the long term. We also benchmark ourselves to the highest moral standards, and offer you investment opportunities in line with your own ethical values.

Financial strength and resilience

The financial strength and resilience of our business depend on a balanced business model that supports our long-term growth vision. This enables us to deliver value to our stakeholders and the best service to our clients. We aim to maintain an appropriate balance between revenue earned from operational risk activities, and financial risk activities. 

Sound corporate governance

Investec’s values and philosophies provide the framework against which we measure behaviour.  We require all our people to act with integrity and conduct themselves to promote and maintain trust. We view all employees as custodians of ethical behaviour which is reinforced through internal processes, policies and procedures. All international business units operate in accordance with our corporate governance principles. 

Responsible financing and investing

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 welcome opportunities for our clients and businesses in cleaner and renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and responsible financing and investing. 

Responsible procurement

We recognise the potential for our procurement and supply chain practices to be agents for change in our endaevours to operate responsibly. We have environmental, social and ethical considerations incorporated into our procurement policies and encourage our suppliers to support our aim for a sustainable future.
The SERAS CSR Awards 2016

Investec scoops top prize

Overall winner at Seras CSR Awards

Investec wins first place for corporate responsibility in the 2016 SERAS CSR Awards. SERAS promotes organisational Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in order to actualise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).