We work hard on the ground to ensure that our investments have a major impact. We fight deforestation and climate change. We create good jobs in rural areas and improve journey times on sustainable urban transport. We provide clean energy, clean water and sanitation. Our new projects outside the EU in the last five years (2014-2018) will result in
benefit from clean water and sanitation
benefit from electricity
5.8 million tonnes
of CO2 equivalent
greenhouse gas emissions avoided
sustained in small businesses and mid-cap firms
Effective solutions for today’s most pressing global challenges
Safe drinking water
Challenge: In Cambodia, only 1 in 4 people use safely managed drinking water that’s available on premises, when needed and free of contamination
Solution: A water treatment plant financed by the EIB provides clean water to 2.5 million Cambodians
Access to finance for women
Challenge: Women are overrepresented among the world’s unbanked. About 980 million women have no account, 56% of unbanked adults globally
Solution: Sheinvest, a new EIB initiative to mobilise €1 billion of investment for better access to finance for African women
We emphasise areas critical to sustainable development.
We dedicate at least 35% of our loans outside the EU to projects that have a climate action component.
That’s a major contribution to these sustainable development goals:
Find out how we tackle climate change
We build transport infrastructure, energy efficiency and renewable energy infrastructure, and social and urban infrastructure.
A commitment to these sustainable development goals:
Economic resilience, growth and jobs
Our Economic Resilience Initiative and our migration package for Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific support the countries of origin, transit and destination of migrants from North Africa, the Middle East, the Western Balkans and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our programmes advance these sustainable development goals:
Equality and women’s economic empowerment drive inclusive and sustainable development.
We invest in women’s entrepreneurship. We work to promote gender equality and protect the rights of women.
Our projects reinforce these sustainable development goals:
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Our financing and advisory tools
Innovative finance and expertise for people, planet and prosperity
How our projects tackle global challenges