Sustainable throughout

Sustainable throughout

Who we are
Some dates and figures
EIB impact: Boosting GDP and jobs
Governance and structure
Statutory bodies
Board of Governors
Ethics and Compliance Committee
Appointment Advisory Committee
Board of Directors
Board Committee on Staff Remuneration and Budget
Board Committee on Risk Policy
Board Committee on Equity Participation Policy
Management Committee
Audit Committee
Control and evaluation
Organisation structure
Corporate responsibility
Providing finance
Reporting on sustainability
Internal Commitment
Tax good governance
Complaints mechanism
Initial assessment
Our response
Admissibility timing
Procedure summary
How to complain
Investigating Prohibited Conduct
How to report Prohibited Conduct
Part of the EU family
European Fund for Strategic Investments
EFSI projects
EFSI project list
What is EFSI?
How does a project get EFSI financing?
Steering Board
Investment Committee
Tackling global challenges together
Together on forced displacement and migration
Together on infrastructure
National Promotional Banks
Civil society
Key policies and standards
The EIB’s commitment to transparent lending
Banking community
Multilateral development banks
Working for the EIB
Professional and managerial
Administrative and support
The GRAD programme
Student jobs
Selection process
Current vacancies
FAQ - Jobs
Economic research
European research hub
Our research
Surveys and data
Promoting dialogue
Assessing the macroeconomic impact of EIB activities

Sustainable throughout

Providing finance

The EIB puts sustainability at the heart of its activities. Having financed thousands of investment projects in Europe and beyond in around 60 years, the EIB’s ultimate objectives are to improve people’s lives by promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in the European Union and around the world. EIB commitment to sustainability applies to all EIB's priority areas which are:

  • innovation and skills
  • small and medium-sized enterprises and mid-caps
  • infrastructure
  • climate and environment

As the EU bank, promoting economic and social cohesion is one of the principles that guide us throughout our activities.

Our sense of corporate responsibility is reflected by our support for the creation of a sustainable and inclusive economy without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

In the spotlight

The EIB making a difference

Video: The EIB making a difference

The EU bank drives growth and employment in over 160 countries. We help small businesses breathe life into their communities, support innovative medical research, build vital infrastructure and finance green energy. All to safeguard and drive our future.

Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment

Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment

The EIB Group strategy on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, “Protect, Impact, Invest", aims to embed gender equality and women’s empowerment in the EIB Group’s activities.

2016 SME Report

2016 SME Report

In 2016, the EIB Group again delivered record levels of finance for SMEs and mid-caps with EUR 33.7bn of new operations signed. This report gives an overview of EIB Group key messages and main achievements in 2016.

Blending and advising for larger impact

Sustainability is also at the core of our blending and advising activities. Indeed, sustainable finance goes hand in hand with the technical assistance and advice that is often necessary to make financing a success for all stakeholders. This is why we provide finance and expertise for sustainable investment projects that contribute to EU policy objectives.

Our impact is magnified by:

  • the possibility for our clients to blend our financing through a variety of sophisticated tools, whereby investment by the EIB helps to unlock additional sources of funding
  • the advice that we provide to intermediary banks and institutions when it comes to implementing our investments

Our priorities and targets include support for projects with direct environmental and social benefits: all projects selected by the EIB have to be acceptable in environmental and social terms.


The EIB is fully convinced that the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, inclusiveness and human rights for all. We are committed to undertaking the efforts required both in our organisation and in our activities to help finance the Agenda 2030 to improve the lives of people around the world.