Beeck: ProCredit Bank leads by example in sustainability

Beeck ProCredit Bank setting standards ESG

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July 8, 2024



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July 8, 2024



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At the Belgrade Energy Forum, ProCredit Bank Germany’s board member Christoph Beeck presented the bank’s vision for South Eastern and Eastern Europe. This region, Beeck said, is not just an attractive market but a pivotal area where ProCredit Bank aims to make a significant impact, particularly through its ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) initiatives.

Christoph Beeck outlined ProCredit Bank’s goal to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with its loan portfolio to net-zero by 2050, in line with existing environmental regulations and standards. “We are not just lenders; we are partners in sustainability,” Beeck asserted.

ProCredit group, based in Germany and active in 12 countries across the region, strives to align financial sustainability with a positive societal impact. The Belgrade Energy Forum, which attracted over 500 participants from 30 countries, was the perfect stage for Beeck to highlight this commitment.

“Our aim is to comply with high standards in ESG,” Beeck said. “We work closely with our customers, guiding them through the process of measuring and mitigating their emissions based on established guidelines.”

Highlighting the bank’s broader vision, Beeck spoke about their dedication to societal well-being and financial development. “We are dedicated to the green transition. Our presence here at the conference underscores our commitment to financing renewable energy projects. We support our clients every step of the way, ensuring their green investments meet stringent sustainability criteria,” he elaborated.

Beeck also discussed the challenges in the renewable energy sector, such as securing necessary documentation for project approval. He explained that while ProCredit Bank is keen to finance energy storage and other renewable initiatives, the predictability of income and overall sustainability of projects are critical considerations, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

In conclusion, Beeck emphasized that ProCredit Bank aims to be a catalyst for positive change in Southeastern and Eastern Europe. Their efforts in promoting ESG standards and supporting green investments are aligned with regulatory expectations, underscoring their commitment to the future well-being of the region.

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