Oekom Research, one of the leading rating agencies in the world in the sustainable investment segment has again given Aareal Bank Group "prime" status for 2017. This status certifies that Aareal Bank Group has met demanding, sector-specific criteria in the two evaluation categories of ecology and social welfare and thus has been among the leading corporations in the Financials/Mortgage and Public Sector Finance sector since 2012. What should be emphasised here is particularly Aareal Bank's good performance regarding employee-related matters and corporate governance. Also acknowledged was Aareal Bank's transparency in regard of energy consumption and CO2 emissions caused by its operations.
Aareal Bank Group achieved awareness level C on the CDP climate protection rating for 2017. This was the average for its peer group: "Financials", within which 28% of corporations were rated C. This documents an active measurable contribution to combating climate change.
On the property-specific GRESB rating, Aareal Bank Group achieved a first-off result of 56/100 points. This was exactly the average of the total 25 corporations worldwide rated under Debt Assessment, giving Aareal a medium ranking of 15/25.
In the categories "management" (anchoring of sustainability in strategy, target definition and implementation) and "due diligence" (covering the inclusion of sustainability aspects in project evaluation and the loan decision process) Aareal Bank Group performed above-average both against peer group banks and against the overall average.
You can find further information on the individual ratings and results here.