Nachhaltigkeit & ESG

Sustainability and corporate responsibility – dealing with the fields of „Environmental-Social-Governance“ (ESG) – have always been a fundamental principle for RBI and a measure of corporate success.

Sustainability & ESG

Raiffeisen Bank International is committed to responsible banking for a sustainable future. That is why we were the first bank in Austria to sign the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. As responsible bankers, we support our customers in Austria and CEE with sustainable financial products and comprehensive know-how.

ESG news worth knowing

What does 'responsible banking' mean for us?

Rather than limiting ourselves purely to generating economic value, we always consider the environmental and social impacts of our business activities as well. Effective and sustainable performance can be achieved only if these aspects are also taken into account.

With our ESG risk process and the focus on sustainable products, we are putting responsible banking intro practice.

Veranwortungsvolles Banking

Sustainable corporate decisions: More than just a mandatory exercise. 

Our colleagues at Raiffeisenbank Croatia have 4 tips on how to implement ESG in your company and why everyone can benefit.

Principles for Responsible Banking: The new series.

We speak to various experts about the current hot topic.

Listen to the latest episode now: Green mortgages

In busy times and stressful everyday life, there is often not enough time to think about sustainability. 

Nevertheless, there are very simple ways to incorporate sustainable actions into your daily routines. Read 5 ways to a more sustainable lifestyle in RBI NEWS!

Nachhaltig im Alltag

Year after year, the quality of the earth's surface is deteriorating globally at a rate of several million hectares. By destroying ecological systems, humans are endangering the planet's natural balance and thus many plant and animal species.

Why the preservation of biodiversity is so essential for our future and how we can contribute to the conservation of natural diversity can be read in the latest issue of Sustainable Investment.

Sustainable Investment

We are a major economic force within Austria and many countries in which we have a presence. We value sustainable corporate governance and the attendant social responsibility that goes with it. Our role in the economy is characterised by practical responsibility towards our customers, employees, shareholders and society.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility are key components of our identity and lived part of the corporate culture. Targeted aim as a company is to act responsible extending beyond individual measures. The sustainability management is responsible for the strategic and organizational planning and implementation of all sustainable relevant initiatives. This includes the fields of "economy/core business", "ecology", "human resources" and "social commitment" for RBI and the network banks in CEE.

Information on Disclosure Regulation

REGULATION (EU) 2019/2088 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 November 2019 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (Disclosure VO) lays down harmonised rules for financial market participants and financial advisers on transparency with regard to the integration of sustainability risks and the consideration of adverse sustainability impacts in their processes and the provision of sustainability-related information with respect to financial products.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) is neither a financial market participant nor a financial adviser for financial products pursuant the Disclosure Regulation.

RBI publishes on an annual basis sustainability reports in order to make the execution of sustainability targets of RBI and RBI Group transparent. RBI takes adverse sustainability impacts into consideration in its processes by implementing sustainability aspects at the level of Governance and Strategy and in its credit policy, which is outlined in its sustainability reports. 

In the remuneration policy of RBI sustainability risks and sustainability targets are reflected by the implementation of ESG-goals (Environmental, Social, Governance) for board members and as part of the performance management systems for employees.


News archive

Find the entire collection of past sustainability news articles here.