Global Child Forum

Standard Chartered; Empowering girls to be agents of change

About this company case

Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. Many of the locations in which they operate are low income countries with high levels of gender inequality. The bank is therefore taking action to make positive social and economic contributions. Since 2006, they’ve supported girls, to take on leadership roles in their communities through the Goal program.

“We are asking ourselves:
‘How can we use the bank’s resources to help these girls reach their aspirations?’” / 
Natasha Kwakwa, Program Director, Goal Standard Chartered

In this company case, we delve deeper into the Goal program in order to understand its background story and key features. The insights are based on interviews with company representatives and publicly available resources. As part of our research on corporate children’s rights programs, we have also developed a guide for companies: “Corporate Children’s Rights Programs – Guidance and Best Practice”.