At UniCredit, our commitment to our communities, our people and our planet goes far beyond simply ticking a box.

We believe it is our responsibility to lead by example: our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles are embedded in everything we do, and one of the five strategic imperatives of UniCredit Unlocked. It is a collective mindset that we all take responsibility for – and that we embody ourselves, we also demand from those we work with.

Our ambitions

Do the right thing
To hold ourselves to the highest possible standards in order to do the right thing both for our clients and for society
To support our clients in a just and fair transition
To reflect and respect the views of our stakeholders in our business and decision-making processes

Our progress so far

An impact beyond lending

All banks have an important role to play when it comes to ESG – and one that goes far beyond lending. But we believe UniCredit is uniquely placed to be a true pioneer in creating behavioural change, helping clients in higher-emitting sectors to transition while looking at how we can integrate ESG into our own day-to-day operations to create a new benchmark in our industry.

social contribution to communities
environmental lending volumes since beginning of 2022

For UniCredit, sustainable finance is essential to support the energy transition, providing concrete solutions to accelerate the journey of our customers and the communities in which we operate towards a more equitable and sustainable future.”

Andrea Orcel

Group Chief Executive Officer and Head of Italy

Next steps

We will continue to lead by example, further embedding ESG in everything that we do and empowering our communities to progress.

We will keep supporting our clients in their transition towards more sustainable business models, committing to specific ESG penetration on Lending, Investment Products and Sustainable Bonds.

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Together, every change we make, every month of the year, throughout all our businesses across all our geographies, all contributes to delivering the biggest transformation in our history.

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