SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

By sharing experiences with other organizations, we strive to continuously improve our own sustainability performance and further expand the contribution of the financial sector to sustainable development as a whole. To this end, we are involved in numerous United Nations initiatives such as UNEP FI, UN Global Compact, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, the Corporate Forum on Inclusion, the Genderdax project, and the Principles for Responsible Banking. Furthermore, we are active in many national associations, such as the Alliance for Development and Climate and the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany and have signed the German financial sectors Climate Protection commitment.

Commerzbank is also actively engaged: in 2007, we co-founded the Diversity Charter in Germany. Since 2013, Commerzbank has been involved in the Prout-Employees program as one of the eight founding members of the “Prout@Work-Foundation”. The goal is to promote equal opportunities for homosexual and transgender employees and to create an appreciative working environment. We have been a member of the “Genderdax Project” of the Universities of Lübeck and HS Hamburg for the promotion of women in management positions since 2008, and, since 2017 of the “Corporate Forum for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities”. In addition, we regularly participate in events of the European Banking Federation to further promote the achievement of the SDGs.

Transparent stakeholder dialogue with industry representatives, society, the capital market, customers and suppliers is also part of our regular partnership exchange. In this way, we try to meet the expectations and needs of our stakeholders and promote the sustainable development of our company and our environment.