Achieving ESG Excellence

DBG is committed, aligned, and strengthened to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ambitions and targets while implementing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy aimed at creating shared value and impact with purpose.

SDG Ambitions and Impact Targets

As a Development Bank, we are poised to influence the acceleration of our participating financial institutions (PFIs) to pursue sustainable and responsible banking.


Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, public life, and gender balance across all levels of management.


Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets.


Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management including focusing on women, youth, local and marginalized communities.


Deepen global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals.