– Here for good.
At Standard Chartered, our purpose as an international bank is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – Here for good. We are committed to promoting social and economic development in the markets we serve and proud to have grown with Malaysia for 146 years.
We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to realise their potential. Futuremakers by Standard Chartered is our global initiative to tackle inequality by promoting greater economic inclusion. Futuremakers supports disadvantaged young people, especially girls and people with visual impairments, to learn, earn and grow. Since its launch in 2019, Futuremakers programmes have reached more than 477,000 young people globally. In Malaysia, close to 20,000 beneficiaries were reached through these anchor programmes:
- Goal: our global education programme for adolescent girls. Goal combines sports with life-skills training to empower girls with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to be integral economic leaders in their families and communities
- SEtia (Social Entrepreneurship; Transformation, Innovation, Acceleration): our capacity-building initiative with a customised syllabus designed to strengthen the development of social entrepreneurs.
- Financial Education: our employee-led programmes to develop the financial capabilities of youths and small businesses by enhancing their knowledge, skills and attitudes towards money
- COVID-19 donations: The pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history and we supported our B40 communities, ensuring their education remains uninterrupted so they can realise their potential to be future leaders
Eye health: our partnership with the Ministry of Health to support 6,300 underprivileged cataract patients