BayernLB

Dialogue with stakeholders

Intensive discussions with many social groups

There are many people and institutions that have a legitimate interest in BayernLB. We have intensive discussions with these stakeholders. The dialogue is shaped by various areas: Human Resources, the business areas, Investor Relations, the Press Department and Sustainability Management.

Dialogue with sustainability rating agencies

This exchange has taken on a new depth in recent years. Sustainability ratings are important for us.

  • The percentage of investors who take sustainability criteria into account for their investments is growing. The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) now puts the figure over 30% worldwide.
  • The list of criteria used by the sustainability rating agencies is a trend radar. We therefore look very hard to see if the weightings of the existing criteria are changing or new ones being added.
  • We also use the ratings to review and improve our sustainability management.

Politics and lobbying

As a Landesbank, BayernLB is almost 75 percent-owned by the Free State of Bavaria. Our tasks are set out in the Bayerische Landesbank Law.

  • We do not make contributions to political parties.
  • We have not posted any employees to state or federal ministries and we have no representatives in Berlin or Brussels.

Memberships

Swapping experiences, developing common strategies, finding solutions: this is why we belong to a variety of associations and groups that are involved in banking, business and sustainability issues such as (in alphabetical order):

  • The Association of German Public Banks (VÖB)
  • The Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (VdP)
  • CDP (www.cdp.net)
  • Munich Business Climate Pact (Klimapakt Münchner Wirtschaft)
  • The Energy Procurement and Energy Efficiency Working Group
  • The Environmental Pact of Bavaria
  • The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB)
  • The German Savings Banks Association (DSGV)
  • The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • Business white-blue (Wirtschaft weiß-blau, www.wirtschahft-weiss-blau.de)