April 2011 - KfW awarded as "Best Responsible Investor"
On April 14, the internationally renowned journal “portfolio institutionell” has given KfW Bankengruppe the portfolio award as “Best Responsible Investor”. In its justification, the jury particularly highlighted the promotional bank's own special sustainable investment approach: "KfW has developed a specific way to achieve sustainability in Asset Management, which it continually expands upon and in this way also operates as a trendsetter for comparable credit institutions (...). What is also innovative for the liquidity portfolio, which consists entirely of bonds, is the use of a sustainability rating in the selection of potential issuers".
In addition, the jury emphasized that the investment approach is closely harmonised with the self-image of KfW, which is mainly characterised by the strong ecological orientation of the bank. Overall, KfW is judged as a very convincing responsible investor that serves as a compelling model for others.
KfW has also participated in an interview being titled “Sustainability Forerunners” published by “portfolio institutionell” in March 2011.