Our pledge towards sustainability

Our pledge towards sustainability

As a leading universal bank and corporate citizen in ASEAN, we aim to integrate environmental, economic, and social (EES) considerations into all aspects of our business and demonstrate sustainability leadership by investing resources and influencing our networks to ensure that our business activities have a net positive impact on our existing and future stakeholders over the long term. 

 

‘Banking for the future’ is our philosophy for taking a long- term view on business, to build a sustainable future for CIMB and our partners in growth, including our employees, customers, and communities.  

 

We have integrated Sustainability as one of our strategic pivots of our FORWARD23 strategy, with the 5 year aspiration to become a visible ‘shaper’ of sustainability practices in the ASEAN community. 

UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative Principles for Responsible Banking were launched by 130 banks from 49 countries, representing more than USD47 trillion in assets, on 22 and 23 September 2019 in New York City. CIMB is the only ASEAN bank and the founding signatory who represented the sector at the launch. For more information, including infographics and videos, please click here.

 

As a signatory, CIMB has also signed the Collective Commitment to Climate Action, which sets out concrete and time-bound actions that banks will take to scale-up their contribution and align their lending with the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate. 

 

Please see the full text of the Collective Commitment to Climate Action and all participating banks here.

Our Priority UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Taking into account our material matters, sector exposure, and areas of our direct impact and influence, CIMB Group has prioritised 7 of the 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda. This means that all of our programmes, performance measures, and our net impact will be mapped to specific SDGs. They are: 

Our Sustainability Roadmap 2023

The Group

Sustainable Action

Our approach to embedding sustainability into our business operations.

 

Vendor Code of Conduct

 

Our Clients

Sustainable Business

Our approach to generating profits in a responsible manner while creating a positive impact through our products and services.

 

Sustainable Banking Products

Society

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our contribution towards sustainable, long-term positive impacts in the communities around us.


CIMB Foundation

 

CIMB Niaga Care

Governance and Risk

Our governance approach to managing economic, environmental and social risks and opportunities. A commitment to governing and reporting sustainability risks at CIMB, while coordinating and mobilising ourselves to achieve desired outcome.

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy

Our initiatives to engage key external and internal stakeholders.

 

Events: The Cooler Earth Summit