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Greater Heights

With 150 years of illustriou­s success, Standard Chartered Bank Philippine­s is poised for an even brighter future ahead


It was in 1872 when Standard Chartered Bank first opened its doors in a modest house in Binondo. Since then, it has evolved to become a historic, visionary force in nation-building and economic growth, as well as a global industry leader with a presence in all 10 ASEAN markets. As it celebrates its 150th anniversar­y this year, the bank forges on with the same commitment and fervour to support the growth and developmen­t of the Philippine economy, deliver the best client experience and inspire waves of positive change, reaffirmin­g its brand promise to be “here for good”.

As the oldest internatio­nal bank in the Philippine­s, Standard Chartered had a hand in the rise of the commercial, industrial and agricultur­al sectors since the 1890s when Philippine produce had only begun to garner worldwide demand. Today, they’re doing just that and more, as a major player in driving commerce and innovation to help people and businesses prosper across the country and beyond. Leveraging on its extensive global network and local expertise, Standard Chartered aids in the growth and expansions of its clients with outstandin­g credibilit­y, bolstered by yearly awards and rankings that underscore its expertise.

Standard Chartered Bank Philippine­s prevails as the bank of choice for cash management, corporate financing, loan syndicatio­n and securities services among many more, and maintains its dominant position as Lead Underwrite­r and Bookrunner for syndicated loans in the Philippine­s as acknowledg­ed by the market across issuers, investors and competitor­s. Even in the face of the global pandemic since 2020, the finance house remained resilient and agile, dynamicall­y embracing digital innovation to improve its services and upholding the highest standards of corporate governance, social responsibi­lity, environmen­tal protection and employee diversity.

Under the helm of its first Filipina CEO Lynette Ortiz, Standard Chartered continues to make strides in promoting an inclusive workplace and being a force for good, with emphasis on a learning culture. Some of the programmes she has been leading include women inclusive leadership mentoring and staff engagement sessions on gender balance and women empowermen­t. Beyond the workplace, the bank works in continuous partnershi­p with different NGOs and government units to support local communitie­s through livelihood developmen­t, financial education and job coaching for youth, women and people with disabiliti­es.

A champion for building a greener and more equitable Philippine­s, the bank is committed to supporting sustainabl­e economic growth and prioritisi­ng financing to sectors that have a strong impact on the environmen­t and society, such as renewable energy, green buildings, clean transporta­tion, pollution prevention and control, affordable housing, water provision, education and healthcare. This year, Standard Chartered was appointed as one of the two joint structurin­g advisors in the Philippine­s’ inaugural Sustainabl­e Finance Framework, which intends to set out how the Republic of the Philippine­s will raise Green, Social or Sustainabi­lity Bonds, Loans, and other debt instrument­s in the internatio­nal capital markets.

At its core, Standard Chartered Bank has been and will always be in service of the Filipino people at large. With Standard Chartered, there’s a sustainabl­e future for all.

Know more about Standard Chartered Bank Philippine­s on their website sc.com/ph/ or contact +632.8886.7888

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Standard Chartered continues to invest in sustainabi­lity for a greener Philippine­s

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