Impact & climate focus
Development impact as a yardstick
What we achieve in developing and emerging countries by providing long-term finance and advising businesses is DEG’s key yardstick. For many years we have supported sustainable development as defined by the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda aims to improve living conditions for all humans and protect the planet. The principle of sustainable development is embedded in DEG’s business strategy, applying to dealings with customers and partners as well as the way we run our own business.
Focus on impact and climate
Since 2022, DEG has focused its work even more keenly on
- further enhancing the positive development impact of its customers on society and the environment;
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° goal in order to make DEG’s portfolio climate neutral by 2040;
- helping customers with their transformation in order to build their resilience and achieve greater development impact.
Our Impact/Climate Commitment sets out in detail how we are resolutely navigating this journey as an impact/climate finance provider.