To understand the social and economic impact we have in our markets, we've commissioned a series of independent studies to be carried out by noted academics.
Through these studies we hope to contribute to the wider debate on the social usefulness of banking.
Why are the studies important?
Undertaken by Professor Ethan Kapstein of INSEAD, the studies highlight the value of Standard Chartered, in ways that go far beyond the provision of credit.
As an international bank, we help support economies by using its global footprint to:
• increase trade and investment flows
• support clients to reach international environmental and social standards
• spur innovation through the launch of new products
• improve access to finance
• provide world-class employment opportunities and training.
These studies also highlights where we can improve. For example, we're currently looking into how we can deepen our social and economic contribution
in Ghana and Indonesia by working with governments and other private sector firms to ensure a more favourable business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
We have operated in Indonesia for more than 145 years. With 25 branches across seven cities and a stake in PT Bank Permata, the ninth largest bank in the country, our presence is still small in comparison to Ghana.
The study highlights our current impact as well as the scale of what we can achieve and contribute as we continue to invest and grow our business.
We have been operating in Ghana for 114 years, and have been ranked consistently among the top three banks in the country.
Watch an overview of the findings, and listen to clients talk about how we work together.
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