Sustainability as part of the finance solution Sustainability as part of the finance solution



Improving energy efficiency: this is becoming more and more important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Not only to make a contribution to climate protection and to fulfill legal requirements. Energy costs can also be reduced, which naturally requires high investments. With a share of around nine percent in industrial energy efficiency programmes of KfW, Commerzbank is one of the leading banks in using public funding for corresponding investments by German SMEs. When developing financing solutions, Commerzbank actively involves aspects of sustainability by informing its customers about the benefits of public funding for these investments and motivating them to implement sustainable projects.

The earlier Commerzbank corporate client relationship managers are involved in the planning of projects, the more valuable the opportunities can be to save energy with little additional effort and thus to recoup a building investment more quickly. Additional repayment subsidies for certain projects can seem like "free money."

Even if the implementation of the energy transition usually requires investments, no company has to cover the costs on its own. Commerzbank’s funding consulting provides access to suitable funding opportunities.