Financing a Sustainable Economy Financing a Sustainable Economy


For a successful transition into a low-carbon, inclusive and sustainable economy the financial system needs to be harnessed. Finance lies at the heart of the two key international policy achievements reached in 2015: the new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spearheaded by the United Nations and the Paris Agreement on climate change limiting global warming to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial level.

In order to support the transition changes actively, Commerzbank implemented a “Sustainable Finance Committee” internally netting activities and segments of the bank linked to sustainable finance. Through interdisciplinary cooperation within the bank, it shall enable and facilitate the exchange of information on current issues of sustainable finance. As a result, Commerzbank wants to support the development of new but also improve already existing products linked to sustainable finance. The committee’s mission is assuming corporate responsibility towards future generations, supporting international transformation processes and to capturing and extending new and innovative market segments.

Sustainable Finance contains all measures of financial services improving the effects of a productive real economy onto environment and society. Part of this is the systematic consideration of environmental- and social risks during investment and credit decisions. In the left column you can find further information about sustainable products and services Commerzbank offers to its customers.