Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) announced a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Shortly after, the Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted by 195 countries, underscoring the need to limit the rise of global temperatures.

At DBS, we believe that we have a role to play in promoting sustainable development. We have chosen to focus on four SDGs where we believe we can make the most impactful contributions in line with our sustainability objectives. This takes into account our unique heritage, strategy, the markets we operate in and our businesses.

Relevant SDG Targets and how DBS can contribute
Responsible Banking

Promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology through green financing initiatives

Encourage and expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all through financial inclusion initatives

Influence our customers towards sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources through responsible financing

Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction through responsible financing and green banking products

Responsible Corporate Citizenship

Increase substantially the share of renewable energy in our energy mix and drive improvement in energy efficiency

Substantially reduce our waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Improve institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction within our own operations

Creating Social Impact

Support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation through championing social entrepreneurship and promoting volunteerism

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