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CDH Investment Bank has an established Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy that guides its social investment initiatives. This innovation and creative vehicle has fully transformed the concept of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility for the bank and its various stakeholders. Through the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives the bank champions the socio-economic transformation of the people of Malawi and seeks partnerships along seven cluster thematic areas.  The seven social thematic areas of focus are:


The Bank makes deliberate efforts to join hands with the public and private sector in uplifting the education standards in the countries in which it is operating. These efforts range from the provision of learning materials, infrastructure (e.g. furniture and buildings), and once-off merit awards to excellent performers in disciplines that have a potential of providing a future talent pool to the business.


The Bank aims at impacting on the quality of health in the areas where access to health care is limited. Efforts under this activity are undertaken within the legal and regulatory frameworks, including health requirements, policies, and codes of practice applicable in the area in which the operation is taking place.


The Bank continues to be an organization that improves its environmental sustainability continually, prevents pollution, and complies with applicable environmental legislation. In this regard, activities are those that are targeted at contributing to the environmental initiatives of the various public and private institutions whose objectives are in line with this policy’s guiding principles.

Professional institutions

In recognition of the fact that the majority of its employees are professionals in diverse disciplines, and that they belong to local professional bodies, and as a way of assisting in the operations of these local professional bodies, the Bank makes donations or contributions to these local professional bodies within the provisions of the guiding principles and the prevailing social and economic conditions.

Early Child Development

The bank will undertakes CSR activities aimed at promoting the welfare of children particularly vulnerable children from the ravages of maternal/paternal mortality due to HIV/Aids.


The Bank is also involved in the development of sports in the areas in which it operates. Sporting activities that would have a maximum impact on the Bank’s standing in the country of operation are targeted but not to the exclusion of minority sports.

Projects of national interest

In a bid to contribute to its corporate citizenship, the Bank contributes to projects deemed to be of national interest so long as they do not conflict with the Bank’s mission and business interests.

Company profile

CDH Investment Bank (CDHIB) is a leading investment bank in Malawi. It is part of CDH Holdings Limited, a fast growing financial services group with investments in Malawi and East Africa. We offer innovative, high quality financial advisory services. Our offices are in the two major cities of Blantyre and Lilongwe.

CDHIB opened for business on 2nd April, 2012 following the successful conversion from Continental Discount House Limited (CDH) which had operated in the financial services sector for 14 years since August, 1998.

The other companies in the Continental Group include: Continental Asset Management Limited, Continental Asset Management Nominees Limited, Continental Capital Limited, Continental Properties Limited, CDH Rwanda and Continental Commodities Limited. CDHIB has a 100% stake in CDH Forex Bureau Limited.

Our vision

To be a leader in the banking industry in Malawi.

Our mission

To build a vibrant, profitable and technology-driven banking entity through new products and services that exceed clients’ expectations, delivered by our highly motivated staff.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Innovation and creativity

Our business

At CDHIB we offer banking products and services designed with the needs of the client in mind. Our point of differentiation lies in the unique service delivery by our highly motivated team. We go a step further than just providing generic banking services. We first examine the various aspects of a client’s overall financial circumstances. Then we use this understanding, as well as carefully researched industry information, to identify the appropriate solutions to meet our client’s specific needs.

Our approach

At CDHIB, our business is based on the simple tenet of “customer first”. We therefore run our day-to-day operations with a client-centric approach that resonates throughout the bank. Because every client is unique, our main goal is to ensure that each customer’s specific banking requirements are met both efficiently and effectively. We apply innovation and creativity to deliver value that drives clients to ask for CDHIB’s solutions in many areas of their business.

Our people 

Our experienced team is made up of dedicated individuals who have been selected for their unique talents in their field of specialisation. Our staff structures are deliberately flat to cut out the red tape. You will find our decision making processes business-friendly.

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