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SDG Contribution

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In its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Bankia’s strategy is centred on promoting a transition towards a low-carbon economy and implementing responsible, sustainable banking. The bank has identified the specific initiatives, programmes and measures it will promote in order to increase its contribution to the 2030 Agenda goals.

13 Climate action
8 Decent work and economic growth
11 Sustainable cities and communities
4 Quality education
17 Partnerships for the goals

TAKE URGENT ACTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

COMMITMENT TO ACHIEVE CARBON NEUTRALITY BY 2020


CONTRIBUTION TO MOBILISING 9 BILLION EUROS IN GREEN FINANCE

PROMOTE SUSTAINED, INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, FULL AND PRODUCTIVE EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK FOR ALL

3.456 MILLION EUROS OF FINANCE TO SMES


43.663 DIRECT BENEFICIARIES OF THE BANK’S EMPLOYMENT AND ENTRY-TO-WORK PROJECTS

MAKE CITIES AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS INCLUSIVE, SAFE, RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE

6,39 MILLION EUROS INVESTED IN LOCAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES, WITH MORE THAN 251,000 DIRECT BENEFICIARIES


BANKIA AND THE EIB LAUNCH A 300 MILLION EURO ‘GREEN MORTGAGE’ FACILITY, A FIRST FOR EUROPE

ENSURE INCLUSIVE, EQUITABLE AND QUALITY EDUCATION AND PROMOTE LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

MORE THAN FOUR MILLION EUROS INVESTED IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS


4.070 STUDENT BENEFICIARIES OF PROJECTS PROMOTED BY FUNDACIÓN BANKIA POR LA FORMACIÓN DUAL

REVITALIZE THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

ENDORSEMENT, TOGETHER WITH INTERNATIONAL BANKS, OF THE UN’S COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT ON CLIMATE ACTION


800 MILLION EUROS TO FINANCE SMES AND MID-CAPS, AS WELL AS COMPANIES IN THE FARMING, AGRI-FOOD, FISHING AND LIVESTOCK INDUSTRIES, THROUGH AN EIB FACILITY

Climate action

Bankia aims for sustainability in its business model and works to foster growth that fully respects the environment. For that reason it is implementing a 2017-2020 Eco-Efficiency and Climate Change Plan and is committed to international initiatives for the decarbonisation of the economy. In addition, it has created the Sustainable Business and Financing Directorate to drive the marketing of ‘green’ products.

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COMITMENT TO ACHIEVE
CARBON NEUTRALITY
BY 2020

CONTRIBUTION TO
MOBILISING 9 BILLION
EUROS IN GREEN FINANCE

MILESTONES

  • Endorsement of the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking to drive the decarbonisation of the economy.
  • Sustainable financing products for individuals, real estate developers and businesses (loans and mortgages) and sustainable investment products such as Bankia Futuro Sostenible.

Decent work and economic growth

As a financial institution, Bankia provides high quality, diverse employment, ensuring decent conditions for its employees and value chain, while also driving entrepreneurship, technological innovation and financing for SMEs and the self-employed. Through its social action, the bank also supports employment projects with a focus on vulnerable groups.

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3,456 MILLION
EUROS OF FINANCE
TO SMES

43,663 DIRECT BENEFICIARIES OF THE BANK'S
EMPLOYMENT AND
ENTRY-TO-WORK PROJECTS

MILESTONES

  • 268 professionals promoted internally in the last year, 50.4% of them women.
  • Bankia recognised by Fundación Diversidad and Fundación Alares as a ‘Socially Responsible Company in relation to its Staff".

Quality education

Through Fundación Bankia por la Formación Dual, Bankia brings together companies and training centres, boosting young people’s employability. Moreover, it is committed to inclusive education that promotes the skills required for better personal and professional management. It also promotes financial education to assist the understanding of financial products and services and economic decision-making.

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MORE THAN FOUR MILLION EUROS INVESTED IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

4,070 STUDENT BENEFICIARIES OF PROJECTS PROMOTED BY FUNDACIÓN BANKIA POR LA MORMACIÓN DUAL

MILESTONES

  • Launch of 10 free online financial education courses through Bankademia, focused on expanding knowledge in basic finance, housing, savings and investment for individuals and businesses.
  • 739 companies participating in Dual Vocational Education and Training projects.

Sustainable cities and communities

Bankia promotes investment, financing and innovation in infrastructure and services that improve the quality of life and sustainability of cities. It also promotes agriculture-oriented solutions to drive rural development.

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6.39 MILLON EUROS INVESTED IN LOCAL AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES, WITH MORE THAN 251,000 DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

BANKIA AND THE EIB LAUNCH A 300 MILLION EURO 'GREEN MORTGAGE' FACILITY, A FIRST FOR EUROPE

MILESTONES

  • Bankia offers specific funding to real estate developers to build homes with BREEAM energy efficiency certification.
  • 374 branches with agribusiness specialists to promote the financing of innovation and energy efficiency projects in the sector.

Partnerships for the goals

Building alliances is key to sharing knowledge, improving technical capacity and promoting projects that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Through industry groups and public-private partnerships, Bankia defends the interests of its stakeholders in economic, social, environmental and corporate governance matters.

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ENDORSEMENT, TOGETHER WITH INTERNATIONAL BANKS, OF THE UN'S COLLECTIVE COMMITMENT ON CLIMATE ACTION

800 MILLION EUROS TO FINANCE SMES AND MID-CAPS, AS WELL AS COMPANIES IN THE FARMING, AGRI-FOOD, FISHING AND LIVESTOCK INDUSTRIES, THROUGH AN EIN FACILITY

MILESTONES

  • Partnerships with various civil society actors at national and international level (Global Compact, UN, Spainsif, Forética, Fundación Alares, Fundación Ecodes, Fundación Seres, Fundación Corporate Excellence, LIMNE Foundation, COTEC, CECA, APD and CEOE).
  • Collaboration with public financial institutions, including ICO, EIB and mutual guarantee companies (SGR), to finance SMEs and large companies.

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