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 Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition, it’s our aim to motivate individuals to capture and appreciate the magnificence and influence of weather and climate, while encouraging greater awareness about environmental and sustainable practices.

Standard Chartered hopes that this sponsorship will inspire people to appreciate the importance of preserving our environment and taking measures to address climate change, while also promoting the remarkable artistry and creativity of weather photography.

Standard Chartered is committed to sustainable social and economic development across its business, operations, and communities.

The Bank has targets for achieving net zero carbon emissions for its own operations by 2025 and in its financed emissions by 2050.

It recognises the importance of managing environmental risks and opportunities, and has set ambitious targets for reducing carbon emissions and minimising the use of natural resources. It also supports 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 businesses and individuals prosper and grow. It also 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 the competition. In addition, the Bank's expertise in sustainability and environmental issues can help raise awareness of the importance of climate action and encourage photographers to consider the environmental impact of their work. Through this partnership, Standard Chartered also helps promote the competition around the world across the 59 markets where it operates.

The Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year competition can contribute to sustainability by raising awareness of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and 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. 

Submissions will be judged blindly, meaning there isn’t a way for the judges to know who the photographers are or where they are from.

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 blind judging process helps to maintain the integrity and credibility of the competition and ensures that the winners truly represent the best of weather photography.