The social development bank in Europe


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is built around two common goals: the contribution made to sustainable development and the impact on society. By virtue of the Bank’s exclusively social mandate, CSR is inextricably linked with who we are, what we do and how we operate.

“As a social development bank that works to promote socially and environmentally sustainable development, the CEB attaches the highest importance to all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility” (Governor Wenzel – see more…).

Since 2009, the CEB has published annual reports on CSR, describing the CEB’s overall contribution to socially and environmentally sustainable development. The Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2017 is also supplemented by a GRI Index 2017, prepared in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, which constitute the internationally recognised standard for sustainability reporting. Both draw primarily on information already available in the public domain (see more…).

ESG Ratings

The Bank’s overall sustainability performance is periodically assessed by ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) rating agencies*. The CEB is rated:

  • ‘Prime’ by ISS-Oekom - Awarded on 29 January 2016 and affirmed on 6 November 2018
  • ‘Outperformer’ by Sustainalytics  - Awarded on 19 February 2018


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               Highlights of 2017

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* Full assessment reports are property of the above-mentioned ESG rating agencies and subject to their rules for disclosure.

Related publications
  • Cov CSR Report 2017
    Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2017
    Published: April 2018 Download
  • Cover GRI index
    GRI Index for 2017
    Published: April 2018 Download