CDC's 2020 investment commitment to Standard Chartered formed part of our Covid-19 response targeting the immediate financing needs of businesses during the pandemic. CDC's broader partnership with Standard Chartered aims to boost the availability of trade finance in some of Africa and South Asia's poorest countries. This will help to generate up to $1 billion of additional trade, supporting job creation, boosting exports and enabling regional economic growth.
CDC sets parameters, including exclusions, for the use of its funds and has not made sector estimates for the use of funds for this investment. In line with CDC's objective to reach net zero in 2050 and support countries' net zero trajectories, CDC no longer support trades in coal and crude oil. To accelerate the transition, CDC is exploring innovative solutions to support more green activities.