sustainable ratings
The sustainability performance plays a growing role.

It has an influence on the long-term success of the company. Find out more about the sustainability ratings of RBI.

ESG/Sustainability ratings and indices

Sustainability ratings

In addition to financial indicators, sustainability criteria are increasingly considered for investment decisions. Analyses and ratings by agencies specializing in sustainability – such as ISS ESG, Sustainalytics and Vigeo Eiris – and index providers offer guidance and orientation.

ISS ESG  ISS ESG evaluates a company’s social and ecological performance in the context of corporate ratings by applying over 100 sector-specific social and environmental criteria. ISS ESG ensures that the ratings are kept up to date through regular update cycles. In order to make the evaluations transparent, ISS ESG publishes not only criteria and processes, but also important rating results. RBI’s sustainability rating was confirmed at level “C+” in June 2020, which corresponds to “Prime Status”.
MSCI ESG Rating In the year 2020 (July) RBI received the rating of A (on a scale of AAA-CCC) in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. 

The use by RBI of any MSCI ESG Research LLC or its affiliates (“MSCI”) data, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of RBI by MSCI. MSCI services and data are the property of MSCI or its information providers and are provided ‘as-is’ and without warranty. MSCI names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI.

Sustainalytics is a leading independent provider of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) research, ratings and analyses. It specializes in analyzing and evaluating the sustainability performance of companies and countries, and helps investors around the world to develop and implement responsible investment strategies.

As of July 2020, Sustainalytics assessed RBI as being at low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors. This meant it occupied 80th place out of 947 companies ranked in the diversified banks subindustry.

FTSE4Good  FTSE Russell confirms that Raiffeisen Bank International has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to be a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, which is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products. (last index review: June 2020)
VÖNIX In 2020, RBI AG has again been listed in the sustainability index of the Vienna Stock  Exchange – the VBV-Österreichischer Nachhaltigkeitsindex (VÖNIX  Index). The VÖNIX is the sustainability benchmark of the Austrian Stock Market and includes those domestic companies listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange that are leading in terms of their environmental and social activities and services. The  VÖNIX index, which was launched in June 2005, as one of the first national sustainability indices, demonstrates the long-term benefit of sustainable business and investment. As part of an annual sustainability analysis, information about the relevant sustainability criteria is surveyed for all resident companies whose shares are listed on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange.


Once a year, the non-profit organization CDP surveys and evaluates the CO2 emissions of listed companies on behalf of investors in over 90 countries. A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP to assess companies, assigning a score from A to F based on comprehensive disclosure, awareness and management of environmental risks and demonstrating best practices related to environmental leadership, such as setting ambitious and meaningful targets. Only companies that can demonstrate a score of at least 80 percent on the “Leadership” level are given a place on the A-list. 

It is also necessary for CO2 reporting to be verified, for no relevant CO2 emissions to be excluded from the reporting, and for companies to have set themselves ambitious emissions reduction targets.

In 2020, more than 9,600 companies reported their CO2 data to CDP. Using this data and the CDP scores as an information base on material climate risks, investors and companies can make better decisions when selecting suppliers. Only 776 companies worldwide and 59 companies from the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region secured a place on the CDP Leadership List (A and A-) in 2020.

CDP Stamp 2020

RBI's rank at CDP

RBI is one of the five best companies in Austria to be included in this ranking. In addition, RBI is the best domestic financial sector company for the sixth year in a row.