We have received ESG ratings from Imug, ISS-ESG, MSCI, Sustainalytics and Vigeo Eiris. These are independent institutions that assess our policies and activities in the area of sustainability. Since it is our mission to make a relevant and positive contribution to society with a strong focus on sustainability, we attach much value to these ratings and improving them is one of our strategic goals.
imug | rating is one of the leading sustainability rating agencies in Germany and a specialist in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research. We received a positive (BB) rating on a scale of AAA to DDD (March 2019) and are considered best-in-class within our peer group of promotional banks.
ISS ESG research analyses sustainable investment policies of international companies. With a B- rating (September 2019), we are ranked in the 1st decile of our industry group (Financials/Mortgage & Public sector) which indicates a high relative ESG performance.
MSCI ESG Research provides in-depth research, ratings and analysis of the environmental, social and governance-related business practices of thousands of companies worldwide. In October 2019, we received a rating of BBB (on a scale of AAA to CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.
Sustainalytics conducts worldwide research into the policies of companies in the areas of sustainability and corporate governance. We received a score of 68 on a scale from 1 to 100 for ESG performance (November 2019). Sustainalytics has also rated our risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. With a score of 11.8, this is considered to be low.
Vigeo Eiris evaluates organisations’ integration of social, environmental and governance factors into their strategies, operations and management. In September 2019, we received a score of 57 on a scale of 1 to 100 which is considered ‘Robust’.