As society continues to increase its expectations for businesses to deliver solutions sustainable for our planet, we see opportunities to offer banking solutions that can help meet those expectations.
We are committed to promoting sustainable development and continuously exploring opportunities that will help us contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion and green financing.
DBS is proud to be a participating bank in Olam International’s USD 500 million sustainability-linked club loan, the first of its kind in Asia.
Together with UN Environment, we launched a report on green finance opportunities in ASEAN. Learn more about green investment demand and supply, barriers and enablers to scaling up in the region.
We launched the first mutual fund in Indonesia with sustainable and responsible investment themes that aims to provide an investment return equal to the performance of the SRI KEHATI Index.
With POSB Smart Buddy, the world’s first in-school wearable tech savings and payments programme, we created a digital payment ecosystem that encourages financial literacy from young.
As part of our commitment to support the transition to a low carbon economy, DBS issued its inaugural Green Bond in July 2017.
DBS has played an active role in bringing the Women’s Livelihood Bond to fruition. This is the world’s first social sustainability bond to be listed on a stock exchange, and positively impacts the livelihoods of over 385,000 women in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
DBS participates in a range of Government-Assisted Schemes to support SMEs in the growth and expansion of their businesses.
DBS is one of the Participating Financial Institutions of the Pilot Building Retrofit Energy Efficiency Financing Scheme, introduced by the Building and Construction Authority, to help companies offset the high upfront costs associated with energy efficiency improvement works.