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
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
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