Sustainability: Ensuring viability

SAM sustainability rating:
increasing our lead over
global average

SAM sustainability rating: increasing our lead over global average (line chart)

Deutsche Bank has been committed to the general principle of sustainable development and consistently implements it along the accepted environmental, social and governance dimensions of sustainability. On the way to full carbon-neutrality of our operations from 2013 onwards we achieved our annual carbon reduction objective for 2010. We moved back into our headquarters in Frankfurt which after a 3-year retrofit programme are now one of the most environment-friendly skyscrapers worldwide. The bank’s internal guidelines for risk management have been expanded by a “Green Filter” tool in order to include the carbon impact of transactions in our decision processes. Our commitment to sustainability is documented in particular by our long-time membership in the UN Global Compact and the signing of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) of the United Nations.

The Global Metro Summit in 2010, organized by Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, focused on stable and sustainable economic concepts for metropolitan regions. The conference expands the Urban Age network, first established in 2005, providing a forum for international experts to discuss the challenges facing the world’s mega cities.

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