Future in focus: Standard Chartered on building a sustainable treasury function and business
In the third episode of the Future in Focus, The Global Treasurer’s Jeremy Chan discusses sustainable finance with Karen Hom, Managing Director at Standard Chartered.
With the global pandemic no longer taking centre stage, businesses have been able to revive initiatives from pre-pandemic times, focusing on sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the future.
This interview explores the importance of long-term liquidity management, technology, and talent acquisition as businesses look to build an environment that fosters growth with the future in mind.
00:00:46 – How has treasury changed over the past six months for corporates?
00:02:51 – How is sustainability going to factor into how corporates grow their business?
00:03:56 – Why is it important for the function to be looking at sustainable liquidity management?
00:05:00 – How must companies adapt to use new technology and bridge the gap between the past and the future?
00:06:30 – What are the big benefits corporates will see by adopting banking APIs?
00:07:00 – How can companies maintain an adaptive mindset?
00:08:25 – How can managers bring out the best in their employees?
00:09:16 – Has flexible working affected how businesses hire new talent, and what diverse skill sets are now needed?
00:10:37 – Over the next six months, is the objective of the treasurer to navigate through the recovery phase?