A positive impact on ESG criteria through our financing and investment services

Human rights
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Human rights, health and safety and the environment are important issues to our clients. They want to know that their money is being invested in ethically and sustainably sound companies. We use our position to expose abuses to human rights, health and safety and the environment - and to bring about change.

Value created

  • Our sustainable client assets grew from EUR 6.4 billion to EUR 8.2 billion in 2016. 
  • We introduced Sustainable Investment Advisory: investment advice for private banking clients based on sustainable investment funds. 
  • We made funding available in 2016 to support clients in making their property more sustainable.
  • Of the 499 clients with increased sustainability risk, 179 were subject to human rights screening.
  • Watch the videos Green Bonds and Around the table for our climate.

Sustainable client assets

(in EUR billion)
2015 6.4
2016 8.2

Number of loans screened on GSRI