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Responsible Banking

We understand that money is the basis for banks, but not for our future. We understand and take responsibility. Together for a better future!

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Responsible Banking

As a Bank we are taking responsibility for the future, therefore have committed to being a responsible banker. And as a responsible banker, long-term and sustainable added value is our primary objective.

Our business strategy as well as our products, services and processes are aligned with the goal of being a pioneer in ESG and responsible banking.

By providing sustainable financing, we generate added value for our customers and for society. There is a wide range of activities that are suitable for
sustainable financing. We define financing as sustainable if it has a positive
long-term impact on the environment and climate and/or on societal and social aspects, and if it supports the global Sustainable Development Goals.

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ESG-linked Finance

Companies that are aiming to change their business model and contribute to a positive environmental and social impact, can be eligible for green or ESG linked financing.

We support our clients in all aspects of sustainable activities with the corresponding financing.

We support our customers to finance activities contributing to: renewable energy; energy efficiency; waste management; water management; circular economy; green buildings; green transport; manufacturing industrie; healthcare etc.

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How we take on responsibility

As a 'responsible banker', sustainable added value is our primary objective. Our business strategy as well as ourproducts, services and processes are aligned with this goal.

UN Principles for Responsible Banking

In early 2021, we were the first Austrian bank to become an official Signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking in early 2021. This sustainable banking industry framework was developed through an innovative partnership between banks worldwide and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.

UN Global Compact

We are one of the signatory companies of the world's largest initiative to help companies align their practices for a sustainable and inclusive future. 

News & Stories

Stay informed with our exclusive insights around ESG topics: Success stories, research, podcasts, event reports and more. In addition, we announce upcoming ESG events!

Success stories: First Green Guarantee Facility Agreement with Siemens Gamesa

We have signed our first Green Guarantee Facility Agreement in the amount of € 200 million with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., a leading Spanish manufacturer of offshore and onshore wind turbines and services for the renewable energy industry.

Success stories: First ESG KPI-linked Interest Rate Swap

We are proud to have recently closed an ESG KPI-linked interest rate swap with one of the major players in the European grocery market. It is the first ESG-linked derivative traded by an Austrian bank, and both the swap and the underlying loan are inaugural transactions for our counterpart.

Success stories: First sustainability-linked Retail Bond in the euro area

UBM Development AG zgjeroi strategjinë e saj të qëndrueshmërisë në tregjet e kapitalit me një obligacion me pakicë të lidhur me qëndrueshmërinë. Ne e shoqëruam klientin tonë të çmuar si Agjent i Strukturimit të Qëndrueshmërisë dhe Koordinator Global gjatë gjithë procesit të emetimit nga zgjedhja e instrumentit deri tek ekzekutimi i transaksionit.

RBI Sustainability Report 2021

Çfarë mund të arrijë një bankë si ne? Raporti ynë i Qëndrueshmërisë 2021 është publikuar dhe jep përgjigje specifike. Çfarë është arritur nga ana ESG? Cilat janë objektivat tona për vitin 2022?

Get in touch

Antigona Limani - Bejtullahu
Head of Sustainability and Communications

Merita Gjyshinca Peja
Head of Corporate Products and Digital Transformation 

Destan Mulaj
Lending Excellence and Digital Transformation Product Owner