We recognise that our business can impact the environment and are actively working to manage our impact, so we can meet our dual responsibility of safeguarding the environment and supporting economic growth and development.
We are committed to playing our part in limiting climate change to well below two degrees in line with the Paris Agreement and supporting the responsible global transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
We are continuously evolving our practices. Since becoming a signatory to the Equator Principles III and introducing our nine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lending Commitments in 2014, we have been working to embed our approach to responsible lending in all our business lending.
We see responsible investment as a matter of stewardship, defined as the careful and responsible execution of the investing-related duties entrusted to us by our customers and clients.