At Absa we are committed to Shared Growth which, for us, means having a positive impact on society while delivering shareholder value.
In recognising the critical interlink that exists between our success and society’s progress, we seek to deliberately apply our substantial resources to address key societal challenges and unlock socio-economic solutions through innovative programmes, commercial products, services and partnerships.
In order to do so we are focusing on the following three areas:
- Education and skills: we will provide skills development to support employability and self-employability, as well as facilitate access to quality education to deepen knowledge and build skills for the next generation
- Enterprise development: we offer innovative financial solutions and business development support services to small and medium businesses to nurture the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
- Financial inclusion: we enable digital and non-digital access to underserved consumers through real banking and value-add products and services to promote wider, convenient access to financial services
For more information on our Citizenship approach and activities in Africa, please visit the Barclays Africa Group website here. You can also download our Shared Growth Publication