Green & Social Bond Programmes

Since 2016, DKB has issued green bonds. The basis for this is DKB's loan portfolio in renewable energies - with a volume of around EUR 10 billion, it is one of the largest in Germany. DKB's green bonds are currently the best rated green bonds worldwide (Sustainability Bond Rating by ISS-ESG).

In September 2018, DKB launched another sustainable refinancing programme for capital market products: a social bond programme. Therefore we can issue so-called social bonds. These are based on loans in the areas of social housing, public supply, health and care, education and research and inclusion. The detailed conditions of the programme are described in the Social Bond Framework.

DKB has been awarded an outstanding sustainability rating by the ESG Research & Rating Agency ISS-ESG. The grade "B-" currently represents the highest among all national and international commercial, state and regional banks within the peer group of DKB.

For the second time in a row, DKB is awarded for a particularly successful social bond. The renowned specialist magazine for sustainable finance - "Environmental Finance" - together with an independent 30-member jury of the world's most important sustainable investors has awarded DKB's Blue Social Bond (DE000SCB002) with the Innovation Award. The issue thus underlines DKB's Blue Sustainability concept, which goes beyond purely ecological issues and focuses on people and thus also on social goals.