Accelerating Net Zero
Industries in Transition: A Conversation with Bill Winters: Sustainability and Resilience in the Face of Disruption

Industries in Transition: A Conversation with Bill Winters: Sustainability and Resilience in the Face of Disruption

December 7, 2020

Turbulent. Chaotic. Disruptive. There are many ways that we’ll remember 2020, but according to Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered, one word captures it best: resilient. Few escaped the socioeconomic turmoil of Covid-19. While some were harder hit, most had to pivot to survive. Against this backdrop, businesses around the world had to re-examine their core values and decide what matters most. For Standard Chartered, a relentless focus on sustainability topped the list.

In this podcast, Bill Winters discusses the lessons learnt in 2020 and Standard Chartered’s ambitions in the sustainable finance space. Through the challenges and opportunities, he explores what the future holds and how the bank has greater impetus than ever to make good on its commitment to close the sustainability gap in emerging markets and beyond.

This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.

Industries in Transition: Investing for Impact

Industries in Transition: Investing for Impact

December 7, 2020

In this episode, Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered, shares key highlights of Standard Chartered’s first Sustainable Finance Impact Report, which quantifies the impact of the EUR 500m Sustainability Bond of July 2019 and discloses the USD3.9bn of Sustainable Assets that are aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in our Sustainable Finance portfolio. These include loans to renewable energy, healthcare, education as well as microfinance and SME lending in low-income countries.

Our network means that we are providing finance in emerging markets where the need for funding as a positive catalyst for change is greatest, for example, financing a solar project in India will help avoid more than seven times the CO2 from a similar-sized project in France, given the current sources of power on those countries’ grids.

This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.

Industries in Transition: The role of the private sector in a time of crisis

Industries in Transition: The role of the private sector in a time of crisis

December 7, 2020

The private sector has played a vital role in addressing some of the biggest challenges stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. Simon Cooper, CEO of Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking at Standard Chartered, discusses the bank’s USD1 billion not-for-profit financing commitment for companies to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the role that the private sector must play at this critical moment of need.

Our clients, Dr Bildard Baguma from Joint Medical Store and CEO Christoph Michalski from Vinda Household Paper, share about how their partnerships with Standard Chartered have enabled them to make a meaningful contribution amid the pandemic.

This podcast is part of the Industries in Transition series.