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Sustainability and Our Heritage

Sustainability has always been at the core of our purpose-driven DNA. We recognise that not all returns can be found in financial statements and that our responsibility to shareholders is complemented by responsibility to society at large.

Both DBS and POSB were established with strong social mandates – DBS was formed to finance Singapore’s industrialisation, while POSB as the “People’s Bank” had a mission of promoting the nation’s savings habit and facilitating home ownership. Today, DBS and POSB continue to uphold our responsibility to the communities we operate in across Asia, whether through providing inclusive and subsidised banking, supporting SME or championing social entrepreneurship.