Green & Social Bond Programmes

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.

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).


Second-party opinion

As regards the green bond issue itself, oekom research also confirmed that the bond helps to promote the refinancing of green business and thus is suitable for sustainable investors.

to the Report 2017