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Sustainability is one of KfW's primary business targets. As a bank committed to responsibility it is promoting environmental and climate protection worldwide. But KfW is also committed to social responsibility and is engaged in an intense dialogue with its stakeholders. Good corporate governance plays an important role and it goes without saying that sustainability principles are also applied in-house. If you are interested, you will find more information on this topic in our newly revised sustainability portal.


News and activities about sustainability at KfW Group.

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Our Objectives

Why sustainable promotion and development are key for our business activities.

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Strategy & Management

Convincing strategies - KfW is implementing its sustainability guidelines and values in every day business.

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A Responsible Employer

Motivated and qualified staff are our most important assets.

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Sustainable Banking Operations

There is also an in-house focus on sustainability.

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Sustainable Investment

KfW bonds are a sustainable investment. KfW has introduced a sustainable investment approach to its portfolio management as well.

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Sustainability in KfW

Sustainability at DEG

DEG’s work always aims at enabling sustainable development.The sustainability principle is also applied when dealing with employees, mandators and partners.

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Sustainability at KfW IPEX-Bank

KfW IPEX-Bank finances only projects that are environmentally and socially sustainable.

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GRI Report 2017

The GRI Report documents the outcomes and impacts achieved by KfW Group in 2017 in terms of sustainable development.

GRI-Report 2017

Evaluation report 2015-2016

"Living in a threatened world - Effectively responding to hazards"

14th evaluation report on the effectiveness of Financial Cooperation.

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KfW Group

Environment and Sustainability



Do you have any questions or comments on sustainability at KfW Group? Please contact the Economics Department (Environment and Sustainability) of KfW

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