The partner of choice for the German Mittelstand and corporates worldwide
Commerzbank is the leading bank for the German Mittelstand and international corporates with German connectivity, supporting your business both in Germany and worldwide. The framework for our sustainable finance products is guided both by our commitment to the UN Global Compact and by our own internal positions and guidelines.
Sustainable range of services for corporate customers
Green bonds are bonds whose proceeds are committed to finance green (environmental) projects. Commerzbank has acted as lead manager for numerous green and social bonds since 2007.
Commerzbank offers its customers many years of market knowledge and in-depth expertise in emissions trading.
Commerzbank is one of the leading banks in assisting SMEs in assisting the German Mittelstand in accessing public funds for sustainable investments.
Sustainable trade finance
When financing trade transactions, we implement high standards with regard to environmental, social and governance principles.
Commerzbank advises family businesses and their shareholders in generational transition and succession situations.
Centre of Competence Energy (CoC Energy)
With our Centre of Competence Energy, located in Hamburg, we specifically promote and finance the expansion of renewable energies, contributing to the success of the energy transition. Commerzbank has been active in financing renewable energies for over three decades. In 2003, a dedicated competence centre was established to bring the Bank’s expertise under one roof – making Commerzbank now one of the largest financiers of renewable energies in Europe.
In addition to the full range of corporate banking services, the CoC Energy also offers bilateral and syndicated project financing. Financing is provided for solar and wind parks (onshore and offshore) operated by institutional investors, municipal utilities, energy companies and private investors.
Impact Solutions B2B Platform
Innovation meets sustainability
For many companies, sustainable transformation is one of the biggest and most complex challenges: Both visibility and access to new providers, as well as capacity and know-how are limited.
The Impact Solutions platform, developed by our subsidiary Neosfer GmbH, helps you to find the right solution for every stage of your sustainability transformation.
We offer corporate customers the opportunity to neutralize unavoidable CO₂ emissions through carbon offsetting. Our focus here is on projects in developing and emerging countries.
Export of durable capital goods with supply-linked loans
In assessing the environmental implications of any transaction, the bank relies on the audits carried out by the state credit insurers as part of the guarantee issuing process. In Germany, these audits are carried out by a consortium of Euler Hermes Kreditversicherungs-AG and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG.
Around 90 percent of Commerzbank's project financing is realized in Europe. Compliance with national environmental guidelines is monitored as standard as part of a thorough project due diligence process. We also consult external experts for a professional assessment of potential environmental risks.
Commerzbank named a leader in Sustainable Finance in Germany for the second time
At a ceremony in London on 28 June 2023, Commerzbank was presented with an award for leadership in Sustainable Finance in Germany by the magazine Global Finance.
This industry-leading awards programme recognises global, regional and local leadership in sustainable finance and celebrates financial institutions that stand out for their efforts to ensure adequate financing for the full range of initiatives that will ultimately be needed. Criteria include governance policies and goals as well as measurable achievements in environmental and social sustainability financing.
This is the second year running Commerzbank has won this award, following the inaugural country awards last year. This award is testament to Commerzbank’s commitment to sustainability across its operations and lending portfolio.