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Public consultation on the EIB Group's Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework


The European Investment Bank Group is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. We operate both inside the European Union and worldwide, and support projects that promote the priorities and objectives of the European Union (you can find more information on our priorities and countries of operation here). 

In this public consultation, the EIF is consulting on:

  • the new EIB Group Environmental and Social Policy, which lays out the Group’s vision to 2030, namely to actively contribute to sustainable development and inclusive growth

Whilst open to the public at large, this consultation may be of particular interest to the EIF’s promoters and clients, banks and financial institutions, civil society organisations (such as researchers, academia, non governmental organisations), private industry in the relevant fields, public authorities (including local, municipal, national and regional governments), professional networks, organisations and associations, think tanks and professional consultancies.

Consultation calendar


Why we are consulting

As enshrined in the EIB Group Transparency Policy, the EIF is committed to engage, on a voluntary basis, in formal public consultations on selected policies. This participatory process allows the EIF to benefit from the expertise of a wide range of individuals and organisations and provides the opportunity for external stakeholders to participate in the preparation and review of policy documents, reinforcing the transparency and accountability of the EIF.

The EIB Group is committed to supporting the European Green Deal, Europe’s growth strategy that will improve the well-being and health of citizens, make Europe climate-neutral by 2050 and protect, conserve and enhance the EU’s natural capital and biodiversity while at the same time ensuring no one is left behind. The EIB Group has made the Green Deal the cornerstone of its Climate Bank Roadmap. The EIB Group Policy are reflecting the sustainable finance agenda and its framework to ensure we contribute to meeting its objectives.

More information on the context for the review can be found in an explanatory note.

Consultation Documents

DocumentAvailable languages
Documents for consultation  
EIB Group Environmental and Social Policy EN
Supporting documents  
Explanatory Note EN
Consultation Questions EN

Informational webinars

A webinar will be held the 9 July to enable a direct dialogue between EIB and EIF staff and interested stakeholders and share information about the consultation. To view the calendar of events and register, please visit the event website.

How to contribute

The EIB and EIF have prepared a questionnaire to guide the public consultation and solicit your views.

You can either:  

  1. Complete it online (click on “Continue to the online questionnaire” below). This online platform allows you to:
    • save answers in draft format; 
    • attach supporting documents
  2. Or download it here  and send it back by email to essfconsultation@eib.org

The deadline for contributing to this public consultation is Friday 6 August 2021

In accordance with the EIB Group Transparency Policy, the EIB and EIF operate under the presumption of disclosure. For public consultations, this means that the EIB and EIF will publish all written contributions at the end of the consultation period on this public consultation website. Respondents may choose to respond anonymously. The EIB and EIF’s reasoned response to all written contributions will be attached to a public consultation report that summarises the public consultation process.

Continue to the consultation questions


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