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Our Community Investment

RBI's mission states that we act in a socially responsible manner and contribute to the long-term well-being of people and companies in our markets. We want to counteract social problems, promote cultural life and protect the environment.

RBI's Community Investment

We see ourselves as a committed corporate citizen that actively advocates the sustainable development of society.

In its fundamental principles, RBI draws on the ideas of its founder Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen. For him, social solidarity, self-help and sustainability were guidelines for economic activity. Our commitment as a corporate citizen extends beyond our core business. We aim to counteract social problems, promote cultural life and protect the environment. Diversity, tolerance and a strong focus on people are the constants of its efforts to shape the sustainable development of society.

Our three pillars

With its investments in the community RBI supported projects in the communities in which it is active as a bank. The projects supported are diverse and have different focal points depending on the respective countries.

RBI’s role is based on the following three pillars:

  • The understanding to act in harmony with the cooperative mission of its owners and towards sustainable entrepreneurship, active civil society and an environmentally friendly society
  • The assertion of the group’s own set of principles and beliefs
  • The specific regional requirements of RBI’s subsidiaries

RBI's Community Investment

Sustainable development goals

To help solve global challenges, promote human well-being and protect the environment, the UN community of nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015. At its core are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 sub-goals. In a process accompanied by external experts, eight SDGs were initially selected, now 11, to which we are increasingly making a contribution.

Sustainable development goals


The SDGs are particularly relevant with regard to our role as an 'Engaged Citizen'. For example, RBI contributes to SDG 1 (End poverty in all its forms everywhere) with its numerous measures or to SDG 4 (Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) with its initiatives in the area of (financial) education.

This results in a potential impact on SDG 8, which is to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Particularly in our corporate volunteering projects, we are convinced that we are always supporting multiple goals at the same time. Likewise, we take on various environmental initiatives with regard to timely energy and climate protection (SDG 7 and SDG 13).