In the film, Thomas Groß, Helaba's CEO, explains why business and sustainability will be inextricably linked in the future.
“At Helaba, sustainability and sustainable business practices are core elements of our DNA. That is why we have long been a driving force on the sustainable finance market, providing advice to our clients on how to adapt their projects in line with so-called ESG criteria.”
CEO of Helaba
We are committed to:
We are convinced that if you want to achieve something, you have to make the first move yourself. We regard it as our corporate duty to take responsibility for protecting our natural environment, the welfare of our society and the lives of current and future generations. As a public-sector institution, Helaba has a remit to serve the public interest. That is why we consider sustainability part of our corporate identity. A large number of our employees promote sustainable issues day in, day out - both in their professional and private lives.
As an internationally operating company, Helaba has business partners and suppliers all over the world. With our selection and auditing processes, we want to ensure that all those involved in the supply chain work under appropriate conditions and contribute to long-term improvement.
We provide a wide range of sustainable finance solutions that is constantly growing. Green bonds, Schuldscheine with interest rates linked to ESG indicators or loans earmarked for specific purposes, such as investments in projects related to Germany's renewable energy transition, all make a valuable contribution to a positive, responsible future. In our HelabaSustained programme, we are also constantly developing new sustainable solutions to help our customers succeed in their own zero-carbon transition.
We offer our staff a variety of tools and programmes in which they can improve their own health and find the right balance between their work and day-to-day lives. These include HelabaVital, courses on health eating, business yoga and our company sports programme, all of which support them in leading sustainable, more mindful lives. We also promote a work-life balance as well as mobile and flexible ways of working.
We believe that there are opportunities in greater diversity, which opens up new prospects and injects fresh impetus into existing processes and structures. Empathy, humanity and a reflective approach in our teams are aspects that we attach particular importance to.
Sustainability is an integral part of our value orientation and is at the core of our business. Because as a Landesbank, we not only bear responsibility for the common good.
Our customers benefit from our sustainable products that address environmental, social and responsible corporate governance issues in all divisions of our business. we act as a strong partner alongside our clients and support them in preserving the foundations needed to sustain the living world and our societies and therefore to successfully do business in the long term. Here you can find our current sustainability projects that we have realised together with our customers.
What are sustainable bonds? How are they structured and what is their growth potential? Our glossary gives an insight.
Sustainability is an integral part of the entire Helaba Group's business strategy. We have firmly enshrined sustainability and diversity in our strategy agenda. It is not just our global, but also our local responsibility; and not just our ecological, but also our economic responsibility. Our principles for integrating sustainability into the risk strategy are:
Key terms associated with the issues of sustainability and green finance - explained in a clear and straightforward way.
Find out more about sustainable finance instruments and their sustainable impact.
The experts from our Research & Advisory teams provide you with precise and transparent analyses and forecasts. Here you will find the latest research material on the issue of sustainability.
Interview with Dr. Gertrud R. Traud: Helaba's Chief Economist talks to Jörg Birkelbach, Finanzplaner TV, about the interplay between sustainability and monetary policy and the trends in the capital market in 2021.