About Our Partnership With Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is the proud sponsor of the Weather Photographer of the Year competition, which is organised by the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS).   

By sponsoring the competition, Standard Chartered hope to motivate and inspire individuals to capture the magnificence of weather and climate, while encouraging greater awareness around climate change and its impact on our weather system.  

Standard Chartered is committed to sustainable social and economic development across its business, operations and communities.  It is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions in its own operations by 2025 and in its financed emissions by 2050.   

As a Bank, the company recognise the importance of managing environmental risks and opportunities and have set ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and minimising the use of natural resources. Standard Chartered also support sustainable finance initiatives that help the transition to a low carbon economy. This commitment is underpinned by an ambition to provide USD$300 billion in sustainable finance by 2030.   

Standard Chartered is committed to supporting economic growth and social development by providing financial services and expertise to help business and individuals prosper and grow. It supports community development initiatives that promote access to education, healthcare, and other basic needs.   

For more information, visit www.sc.com/sustainability.  

Standard Chartered provides a financial contribution which helps RMetS cover the costs of organising and running this competition. In addition, the Bank’s expertise in sustainability and sustainable finance can help raise awareness of the importance of climate action, encouraging photographers to consider the environmental impact of their work. Through this partnership, Standard Chartered helps to promote the competition around the world across markets where it operates.   

The Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition can contribute to sustainability by raising awareness of the natural world’s simultaneous beauty and fragility and hopes to emphasise the urgent need to take action to address climate change. The competition can also inspire photographers to use their art to raise awareness of environmental issues, and to promote sustainable practices in their work. 

No. The selection of winners in the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition is done by a panel of judges consisting of meteorologists, photographers, and industry experts.  Standard Chartered is not represented on the panel.   

The judging process is based solely on the quality, composition and creativity of the photographs submitted, ensuring a fair and impartial selection of winners. This approach aims to give equal opportunity to all participants, regardless of their background or reputation in the photography industry. 

The new Standard Chartered Climate Award highlights the connection between weather and climate change. This award aims to illustrate how climate change impacts our global ecosystem, providing a powerful visual platform that illustrates climate related impacts on the natural world, encouraging audiences to consider the importance of climate change mitigation and adaptation.