Taking Responsibility together Taking Responsibility together


Commerzbank takes its responsibilities as a financial service provider very seriously, as indicated by its membership in several respected associations. As a result of these memberships, we play an important role in the development of new standards and topics for discussion.

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  • German Environmental Management Association (BAUM) (since 1985)
  • German Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions (VfU) (since 2006)
  • Environment and Sustainability Network (NeUN), previously the Rhine-Main Green Office and Building Network (NGB) (since 2006)
  • Rhine-Main Environmental Forum (since 2009)
  • German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) (since 2010)
  • National Network for Civil Society (BBE) (since 2011)
  • Partner for Youth at UPJ (German network of socially aware businesses and non-profit organisations) (since 2013)
  • Round Table in Sustainable Palm Oil (since 2014)
  • Green Bond Principles (since 2014)
  • Coalition for Transparent Business (Commerzbank Prague, since 2014)


  • CDP (previously Carbon Disclosure Project) (since 2002)
  • UN Global Compact (since 2006)
  • Germany's Diversity Charter (2008 signatory)
  • Climate and Finance campaign week organised by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (January 2010)
  • DAX 30 declaration regarding women in managerial positions (2011 signatory)
  • German Sustainability Code (first compliance statement in 2013)
  • Worldbank's Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (since 2015)
  • Commit to action, a non-governmental platform in the run-up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (2015)
  • BEEN, Business Energy Efficiency Network Frankfurt (since March 2017)

Working Groups

  • VfU's Finance Forum Climate Change (previously in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research / since 2007)
  • Working Group Sustainability within Bankenverband (Federal Association of German Banks / since 2013)
  • ICC Sustainable Trade Working Group (International Chamber of Commerce / since 2016)
  • IIF Green Finance Working Group (Institute of International Finance / since 2016)
Memberships and Initiatives