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We have high environmental and climate protection standards – both for ourselves and for our financings. We believe business activities and social responsibility go hand in hand.

Sustainability for our customers

We offer our customers various options for sustainable financing, including our product "Green Loans – Made by KfW IPEX-Bank". Our lending decisions are always based on our Sustainability Guideline. The exclusion list defines which financings are possible, while the Paris-compatible sector guidelines guide our decisions as a bank that stands for transformation.

Green Loans – Made by KfW IPEX-Bank

There is a financing product for your sustainable project

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Sustainability Guideline of KfW IPEX-Bank

We categorise loan applications based on environmental and social aspects.

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KfW Group guidelines

Shaping transformation:
Exclusion List and Supplementary Requirements | Paris-compatible sector guidelines

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Examples for sustainable financing

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  • Green Loan for MFD Rail: KfW IPEX-Bank financing investments in new freight cars
  • KfW IPEX-Bank finances new trams for Frankfurt
  • KfW IPEX-Bank finances dual-fuel RoPax ferry for TT-Line
  • KfW IPEX-Bank finances 200 MWp solar PV project “Los Escuderos" in Spain

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Voluntary commitment to sustainability initiatives

Equator Principles

KfW IPEX-Bank commits itself to an internationally recognised code of expanded environmental and social standards for project financing by banks.

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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Together with KfW, we are dedicated to financial transparency in the extraction of raw materials.

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Initiatives in Maritime Industries

Responsible Ship Recycling Standards (RSRS) |

Poseidon principles

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Sustainability at KfW IPEX-Bank

SDG Mapping

The impact of our financing with regard to implementing Agenda 2030, which was adopted in Paris in 2015.

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Impact Management

KfW IPEX-Bank is setting up an impact management system in addition to the annual publication of its SDG mapping.

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Sustainability Report of KfW Group |

KfW IPEX-Bank EU Taxonomy reporting

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Sustainability in business operations

Lieferkettesorgfaltspflichtengesetz (LkSG) and In-house environmental management

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Your contacts in the KfW IPEX-Bank sustainability team

Dr Jörg Fischer
Sustainability Officer KfW IPEX-Bank

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Dr Axel Radü
Managing Director Corporate Strategy, Management and Communication

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