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KfW IPEX-Bank in 2021

Financing the future

Within KfW Group, KfW IPEX-Bank is responsible for export and project finance. It supports German and European companies operating in key industrial sectors in global markets by structuring medium and long-term financing for their exports, funding infrastructure investments, securing supply of raw materials and by financing environmental and climate change mitigation projects worldwide. As a bank that stands for transformation, it finances technologies of the future to support the transition towards a sustainable society in all three dimensions, economic, environmental, and social.

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Financial year 2021: Support for long-term customers and structuring of well-collateralised financings

KfW IPEX-Bank’s business activities were stable due to the bank’s focus on technologies of the future. It provided financing totalling EUR 13.6 billion in 2021. EUR 13.0 billion (2020: EUR 15.9 billion) of this related to original lending business and EUR 0.6 billion (2020: EUR 0.7 billion) to funds for bank refinancing under the CIRR ship financing, ERP export financing and Africa CIRR export financing programmes.

Financial year 2020: Support for long-term customers and structuring of well-collateralised financings

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Focus of financing

In the past financial year, KfW IPEX-Bank again made important contributions in particular to overcoming long-term global challenges – by financing energy and environmental projects, securing German and European jobs by supporting the export industry, or by expanding important – increasingly also digital – infrastructure.

With demanding sector guidelines for CO2-intensive sectors, KfW IPEX-Bank ensures its financings are compatible with the goals of the Paris Agreement. With its GHG accounting, it pursues the goal of achieving a greenhouse gas-neutral portfolio by 2050.

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