Taking responsibility for the society - a matter of course for KfW
"We take responsibility!", A credo that applies above all to KfW. Because entrepreneurial action and social responsibility belong together in order to promote change in the economy and society and to contribute to improving the quality of life. The future prospects of humanity are inextricably linked to the demographic development, the challenges of globalisation and the protection of the climate, the environment and resources. In this field of tension, it is also important to secure the future viability of companies.
That is why KfW wants to take on responsibility worldwide, nationally and locally, not only in its business policy mandate but also in its social commitment. The bank successfully uses its reputation, expertise and experience in selected partnerships.
KfW has set up the 'KfW Stiftung' (Foundation) to increase this impact. It was founded on 18 October 2012 and began work on 1 January 2013. The KfW Stiftung is to ensure KfW's social commitment, independent of the Bank's earnings performance, and to consolidate it and make it accessible to the general public.