Sustainable throughout

Sustainable throughout

Who we are
Some dates and figures
EIB Group 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
Our priorities
Climate and environment
Climate action
Environmental protection
Innovation and skills
SMEs and mid-caps
Infrastructure and the EIB
Our initiatives
Economic Resilience Initiative
Gender equality
Circular economy
Sustainable oceans and blue economy
Investing for Youth
Corporate responsibility
Providing finance
Reporting on sustainability
Internal Commitment
Tax good governance
Complaints Mechanism
What we do - Complaints Mechanism
The complaints process - Complaints Mechanism
Submit a complaint - Complaints Mechanism
Frequently Asked Questions - Complaints Mechanism
Investigating Prohibited Conduct
How to report Prohibited Conduct
Part of the EU family
Tackling global challenges together
Together on forced displacement and migration
Together on infrastructure
National Promotional Banks
Banking community
Multilateral development banks
Civil Society and Stakeholder Engagement
Public consultation on the EIB energy lending policy
Civil Society - Transparency and access to information
Civil Society - Key policies and standards
Civil Society - Policy engagement
Civil Society - Events
Civil Society - Contact us
Work with us
We invest in you
Life outside the office
Current vacancies
How to apply
Economic research
European research hub
Our research
Surveys and data
Promoting dialogue
Assessing the macroeconomic impact of EIB activities

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Sustainable finance, sustainable growth

The mission of the European Investment Bank is to foster sustainable growth within the EU and abroad. We are firmly committed to sustainable development, which is anchored in our strategy and remains the foundation of our business model.

Sustainability due diligence

The EIB appraises and monitors all the investment projects it finances with regard to their sustainability credentials such as environmental, social and governance aspects. Certain activities are completely excluded from EIB financing and are discarded from the beginning. In a next step, all projects supported have to meet EIB environmental and social principles and standards.

Furthermore we make a separate economic appraisal of our investment projects to assess the costs and benefits to society as a whole. The economic appraisal takes account of all resources used by the project, whether human, technological or natural, often using shadow prices, including for carbon and gauges the value the project generates to all stakeholders, to determine whether society at large gains from the investment.

Only projects that fulfil both, our financial and our separate sustainability due diligence can be financed by the Bank.

In the spotlight

EIB Group 2019 Sustainability Report

EIB Group 2019 Sustainability Report

The EIB Group 2019 Sustainability Report provides an overview of the European Investment Bank Group’s operations and impact as they relate to our objective to support smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in a challenging European and global context.

E-learning course: environmental and social standards

E-learning course:  environmental and social standards

The EIB has created an e-learning course providing the required knowledge and skills for financial intermediaries to implement our EU-based environmental and social standards.

The EIB Group, a sustainable institution

The EIB Group, a sustainable institution

The EIB Group puts corporate social responsibility and sustainability at the heart of its activities. This flyer presents the vital components of sustainability at the EIB Group.

Measuring the carbon footprint of our investments

We apply our carbon footprint methodology to all sectors, and not only to climate mitigation projects. We estimate and report the greenhouse gas emissions from projects where emissions are expected to be significant (i.e. above the absolute or relative thresholds). Analysis of the carbon footprint of EIB projects suggests that these two thresholds capture approximately 95% of emission from EIB’s investment projects.

The EIB also has its own internal carbon footprint which is measured separately.

Committed to transparency and accountability

As the EU bank, we strive to be exemplary in terms of the transparency and accountability of our work. We proactively publish information and actively engage with stakeholders. The EIB Transparency policy sets the principles applying to access to information and to stakeholder engagement.