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Flexible energy systems for Africa accelerated by crises

Responding to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s first budget speech since the merger of the two departments, Standard Bank Group says the COVID-19 crisIs highlights that Africa needs to develop flexible energy systems.

Standard Bank committed to sustainability, says CEO

Standard Bank CEO, Sim Tshabalala, affirmed the bank's commitment to a just transition away from carbon-intensive economic activity, promoting sustainability.
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Standard Bank board: Fossil fuel ties brought to light

Seven of the Standard Bank board are conflicted on climate change-related matters by virtue of their ties to the fossil fuel industry, states Just Share.

Standard Bank issues its policy on lending to coal mining projects

Standard Bank has released its Thermal Coal Mining Policy, making it the first bank in South Africa to publicly release a policy on lending to coal mining projects.
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Africa’s largest green bond is listed on the London Stock Exchange

The IFC has invested $200 million in the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited's green bond placed on the London Stock Exchange.
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Standard Bank: Policy on financing coal-fired power plants

Standard Bank has issued a finance policy that clearly stipulates the amount of emissions from coal-fired power plants it can finance.
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Standard Bank AGM: shareholders challenge board, favour the climate

In a first for South Africa, at a Standard Bank AGM held on 30 May shareholders challenged the board and favoured the climate.
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GreenCape claims prestigious award for gender empowerment

South African non-profit organisation GreenCape, has been awarded the Top Gender Empowered Company in the Energy and Utilities sector award at the prestigious Standard...
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Investor confidence in Eskom stabilises

South Africa’s power utility Eskom has successfully priced a two tranche 10 year $1.5 billion global bond due in 2028 under its $4 billion...

Diversification of South Africa’s energy supply continues

Standard Bank has closed four projects under the latest round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, (REIPPPP), making it the...

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