Keynote Address by José Viñals, Group Chairman of Standard Chartered PLC

12th June 2020 3:30pm Singapore Time

Session Highlights:

  • Jose talked about the need to drive finance towards a new economic model which has been reinforced by Covid-19. As a bank they have focused on the employees, clients and their communities and ensuring continued resilience and agility. While banks were part of the problem in the 2008 financial crisis, this time he sees banks as part of the solution. Standard Chartered has put USD1 billion towards frontline sectors and also created a fund of USD50 million towards those most hit by the pandemic.
  • Cooperation and collaboration are more important than ever before. Putting aside competition for the betterment of communities and leveraging networks that have the ability to share knowledge and platforms to build bridges
  • Jose shared that SMEs will require a differentiated approach where banks play an integral role in financing this group in the post-COVID world as they need to be supported.

Important Disclaimer

Session Description

The world is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak has spread rapidly, posing significant challenges to businesses, communities and individuals across the globe. The banking industry plays an important role keeping the economy running while the world is in lockdown. Join us as we chat to José Viñals on how Standard Chartered Bank, is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and discuss lessons learnt.

This session will be followed by a panel discussion on Driving Sustainable Finance towards a New Economic Model.

Key Takeaways


Naina Subberwal Batra

Moderator: Naina Subberwal Batra

Chairperson and CEO AVPN

José Viñals

José Viñals

Group Chairman Standard Chartered PLC

Access session resources

  • Standard Chartered has surveyed high net worth (HNW) and affluent investors globally to understand investor behaviour, changes in attitudes as well as predictors and barriers of interest in sustainable investment. Click here to view the key highlights from Standard Chartered Bank’s annual Sustainable Investing Review 2020.
  • Standard Chartered Bank's Opportunity2030 gives an overview of where investments could have the greatest impact in contributing to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more here.
  • Learn about Standard Chartered Bank's Green and Sustainable Product Framework here.

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