• It matters to us all

    Towards a sustainable future


We are making sustainability the focus of our business and our ambitions for the future.

From the pollution of the environment to inequality in society, our world needs change, and it needs it now.

This will take leadership. It depends on partnership. It needs finance. We’re playing our part to make it happen. There’s no time to lose in transforming industry, improving diversity and inclusion in business and all areas of life, advancing more sustainable ways to grow. This is the focus of our business. It is our social responsibility too.

We’re providing the finance to our clients so they can transform how they do business. We’re making our bank more sustainable too. Because the only way to hold on to what matters in this world is to change. And a sustainable future matters to us all.

The world needs change and we are playing our part

Our ambitions

The transformation of economies and society towards sustainability is the biggest challenge facing the world today. To help our clients become more sustainable we are providing EUR 200bn in financing and investments by 2023. We are embedding sustainability into our own operations as well and continue to measure and manage the impact of our business on the environment and society. We are also engaging globally with other institutions as a partner and advocate for sustainability.

Our progress

We have put in place the governance to support our sustainable financing goals and have already contributed more than EUR 70bn towards our 2023 target. Deutsche Bank has been carbon neutral since 2012 and we are on track to get 100% of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. We have set targets to improve diversity and inclusion within our workforce. Our involvements in national and international bodies include being a founder of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, which commits us to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner.

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Preservation of ocean life, advocacy of LGBTQI+ rights, greener branches, transition finance for companies — our Sustainability Deep Dive covers all areas of our sustainability strategy.

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