Helaba is one of the leading providers in the segment of Schuldscheindarlehen (SSDs), or promissory note loans, for companies and the public sector in Europe. Our strengths lie in our extensive product and market expertise as well as our long-running track record of successful past investments.
Thanks to our particular experience and competence, we are focusing our efforts on expanding our range of sustainable financial products. For example, we are currently developing a range of products in the segment of renewable energy. Helaba has already successfully placed the first large-volume green corporate SSD.
As an asset manager for institutional investors, Helaba Invest manages mandates with a connection to sustainability and offers tailor-made solutions for investors. On the reporting date of 31 August 2017, Helaba Invest had mandates with a volume under management of EUR 112 billion. Of this, EUR 7.5 billion was related to mandates which include specific sustainability criteria. This corresponds to approximately 6.7 % of total volume.
In May 2018, Helaba Invest signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and will integrate ecological, social and corporate cultural factors into its investment approaches and products.
Helaba Invest is a member of the German Investment Funds Association e.V. (BVI) and recognises its code of conduct. This code emphasises the duty of investment companies to accept social responsibility in ecological and social issues as well as to ensure good corporate governance (environmental, social and governance – or ESG - criteria). They take the interests of investors more strongly into account than was previously the case in relation to anti-competitive practices, treating investors fairly by providing them with clear and understandable information as well as rules to improve corporate governance.