Boitumelo Sethlatswe

Head of Sustainability

Standard Bank Group

As sustainability and ESG become more and more mainstream, it’s important for us to remember why we do what we do, and the impact we want to have. For Standard Bank that has always meant driving Africa’s growth by realising the immense opportunities to make a positive impact, while balancing social, economic and environmental considerations.

   The interconnectedness of the issues – from deepening financial inclusion, supporting small-scale farmers, tackling climate change and attracting investment onto the continent – raises the need for a considered approach to trade-offs. In this ever-evolving sustainability and ESG landscape, BLUE magazine provides a great conversation starter and welcome space for different perspectives on what it means to drive sustainable growth and value on our dynamic continent.