sustainability

Sustainability at DBS

Creating long-term value in a balanced and responsible manner

Sustainability at DBS

Creating long-term value in a balanced and responsible manner

Our Approach

As a purpose-driven bank, DBS has a role to play in addressing sustainability issues. Our approach to sustainability is guided by a sense of purpose to create value for the long term, by managing our business in a balanced and responsible way. We do this through our three sustainability pillars. 

Responsible Banking

We deliver products and services that promote sustainable development and conduct our business in a fair and responsible manner.

Responsible Business Practices

We do the right thing by our most important resource, our people. We take into account environment and societal considerations in our day-to-day business operations.

Creating social impact

We seek to be a force for good by supporting social enterprises, businesses with a double bottom line, and giving back to the communities in which we operate.  

Since 2018, DBS has been publishing annually a standalone and externally assured sustainability report. It is prepared in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and with reference to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). 

Click here to read our latest sustainability report

Responsible Financing

Our financing plays a critical role in directing capital flows and unlocking opportunities that support sustainable development. We stand by our clients who are motivated to make a positive impact, for example, in the areas of renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable food and agricultural systems and using alternatives for scarce materials.  

As stakeholders and society raise their expectations for businesses to deliver sustainable solutions for our planet, we see opportunities to offer banking solutions that can help meet those expectations. We seek to address the environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) challenges by providing credit and facilitating trade and investment flows responsibly.  

Our approach to responsible financing provides a point of reference, outlining our sustainability commitments and the expectations we have of our clients, forming the basis of our corporate business relationships. 

Our Approach to Responsible Financing 

Sustainable Financing

We endeavour to help our clients in industries such as agricultural, energy, real estate and automotive transition to a low-carbon economy, leveraging on green financing solutions for a meaningful sustainable impact. 

  • Sustainability-linked Transactions

    Transactions with financial structure linked to sustainability performance

  • Green Loans

    Loans aimed at advancing environmental sustainability

  • Sustainable Bonds

    Bonds designed to create positive outcomes through financing or re-financing in green projects

  • Renewable Energy Financing

    Financing renewable energy projects across our key markets

  • Digital Solutions for Sustainability

    Leveraging digital technologies that help drive environmental and social impact

Find out more about DBS’ sustainability at www.dbs.com/sustainability

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