Sustainability at NRW.BANK

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NRW.BANK promotes sustainability

As the development bank for North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW.BANK is guided by the principle of sustainability in the performance of its public mission. This principle is laid down both in section 3 of the Act on NRW.BANK and in section 5 of the Bank’s statutes.


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Living Corporate Responsibility

Transparent, responsible and conscientious dealings with its owner, its customers, its employees and society form the basis of the sustainable operations of NRW.BANK.

The Bank is committed to living up to its corporate responsibility and to evolving it in a far-sighted manner across all areas of the company.

Sustainability Guidelines

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Shaping Sustainable Promotion for Customer

NRW.BANK’s products and services are designed to secure the standard of living and to improve climate and environmental protection in North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition, the Bank supports a balanced social development in the North Rhine-
Westphalian regions. The aim is to strengthen the stability of society. Accordingly, all of NRW.BANK’s promotional activities make a contribution to the development of enterprises and municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Financial Report of NRW.BANK

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Further Development of Sustainable Capital Market Business

Green Bonds issued by NRW.BANK allow investors to participate in ecological projects which, in turn, generate sustainable yields for the Bank’s investors. NRW.BANK continues to expand the Green Bond investment portfolio und evaluates its investment portfolio in accordance with the sustainability criteria.

NRW.BANK.Green Bond

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Protecting the Climate and the Environment

For many years, NRW.BANK has been committed to the responsible use of our natural resources and the protection of our environment and climate. The Bank verifies the sustainability of its activity on an ongoing basis to ensure that it continues to improve.

Protecting the Climate and the Environment

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Assuming Social Responsibility for Employees

As a public-law institute NRW.BANK has a special responsibility to act as a role model for a sustainable human resources policy. This comprises all aspects from offering future-proof training to balancing work and family life to ensuring equal opportunities and implementing a modern health management.

NRW.BANK from A to Z [German]

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Showing Commitment to Society

NRW.BANK is aware of its social responsibility. Every year, it supports projects from the fields of “Science & Education”, “Arts & Culture” as well as “Society & Social Affairs” that contribute to society and the quality of life in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Social Commitment [German]

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