Sustainability & CSR

Giving Back

We take our place in the world seriously, and believe we only succeed when our customers, our communities and the economies we’re a part of succeed. This belief is at the root of our purpose: to champion potential.

Focusing on things we believe we all share – the need for financial security, the desire to improve our lot in life, and the environment we live in – we aim to empower individuals and communities wherever we are.

We use our expertise to the share knowledge and skills which enable people to improve their financial standing, through initiatives such as our longstanding MoneySense programme. We open doors to business and encourage entrepreneurship, particularly among underrepresented groups. And we’re a major funder of renewable energy projects, while driving our own operations to carbon positive.

Climate and sustainability

Nothing we can do is more important than guarding our environment for future generations.

So we’re determined to be a leader in the financial sector in the fight against climate change. We’re working hard to reduce the climate impact of our lending, help our customers move faster than ever towards a low carbon economy, and cutting energy use in our operations. And through large-scale and increasing funding for renewable and clean energy projects, we’re helping to usher in a greener future.

Find out more about our environmental impact

Our India Foundation

We’ve been present in India for decades, and we’re a proud supporter of her people, communities and environment.

Our India Foundation is a fantastic example of the impact we aim to have on the world. The foundation provides education to allow people in rural, disenfranchised communities to participate in the global economy; enterprise support to preserve traditional crafts in improved working conditions, and preserves the natural ecology and biodiversity. These efforts have been recognised by the United Nations, with a Biodiversity Award and World Tourism Award.

Visit our India Foundation