Deutsche Bank

Corporate Responsibility
Report 2016

Our commitments and standards

We engage with international and national organizations, initiatives, and sustainability fora. The insights we gain through cooperation and dialog inform our sustainability approach. In addition, our policies and guidelines reflect the formal commitments we make to internationally recognized standards and principles.

Memberships and formal commitments

The formal commitments we make and memberships and partnerships we hold include, but are not limited to:

  • Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)
  • econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business
  • Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)
  • Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V. (Sustainable Financial Investment Forum Association) (FNG)
  • Institutional Investments Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
  • International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)
  • Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR)
  • Social Performance Task Force (SPTF)
  • Soft Commodities Compact of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI) & Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)
  • UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF)
  • UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • UN Global Compact
  • UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)
  • Verein für Umweltmanagement und Nachhaltigkeit in Finanzinstituten e.V. (Association for Environmental Management and Sustainability in Financial Institutions) (VfU)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Principles we align to

In addition to our formal commitments, we also align to a broad range of standards and principles. They include:

  • G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
  • Green Bond Principles (GBP)
  • International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) Global Governance Principles
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards
  • International Labour Organization standards
  • International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
  • ISO 14001, ISO 14064-2, and ISO 50001
  • OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Wolfsberg Principles
  • World Bank standards