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
Coronavirus outbreak: EIB Group’s response
Corporate responsibility
Providing finance
Reporting on sustainability
Internal Commitment
Our environmental management
Tax good governance
Project Procurement complaints
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
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EIB 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
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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.

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.

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.