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Responsible borrower

Historically, the Bank’s generic debt products have attracted a wide range of socially responsible investors. This is driven by EIB’s strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials, but investors have also appreciated EIB’s financial strength and top-quality credit standing. Building on its financial merits, the EIB is able to borrow at attractive rates, while the benefits of the EIB’s borrowing conditions are passed on to project promoters. This non-profit-maximising feature also appeals to certain investors, and this eligibility for SRI portfolio is demonstrated by the rating and ranks given to the EIB by non-financial rating agencies. EIB securities are typically eligible for SRI portfolios.

In 2012, several non-financial rating agencies classified the EIB as "Prime" and fulfilled the sector-specific requirements to be one of the world's best companies within their benchmarks.


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