Sustainable Development Goals

Transforming our world: As part of society, Commerzbank is making its contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Graphic shows all 17 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are intended to ensure sustainable development from an economic, social, and ecological perspective. The 17 goals with a total of 169 sub-goals address economic growth, disparities in living standards and equal opportunities, sustainable use of natural resources and human rights.

How did the SDGs come about?

The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the SDGs, with a runtime until 2030, by consensus in New York in September 2015. To enable concrete actions, the SDGs are to be implemented by all states, civil society and the private sector, particularly at a regional and local level.

As Commerzbank we are part of society. Therefore, we want to and will make our contribution to achieving the Parise climate goal and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As a strategic partner, we support our customers in consistently aligning their business models in a sustainable manner; because together with our clients, we can achieve the most for the protection of the climate.

Commerzbank’s contribution to the SDGs

Commerzbank also has a responsibility to contribute to the SDGs. We are primarily focusing our efforts on those goals which we have the greatest impact on by means of our business model. Therefore, the environmental SDGs are our initial strategic focus: After all, protecting ecological livelihoods is a prerequisite for social stability and economic prosperity, which is where our greatest impact lever as a financial institution lies. In the overview below, we illustrate precisely how Commerzbank contributes to the achievement of each goal.

We enable our customers to implement their sustainable transformation

We lead by example