Sustainable Development Goals

At CaixaBank, we contribute to all the SDGs thanks to the scope and social commitment of our activities, actions, and strategic partnerships.

We integrate the 17 SDGs of the United Nations into our Strategic Plan and Socially Responsible Banking Plan, and contribute to all of them in a cross-disciplinary manner.

CaixaBank's contribution to SDGs

We centre our actions around 4 priority SDGs, which fit perfectly with our mission: To contribute to the financial wellbeing of people and the progress of society as a whole.

As the 4 priority SDGs are related to others, and thanks to our cross-disciplinary approach, we thus contribute to all of them.

  • Priorities
  • Interrelated

1

no
poverty

2

Zero
hunger

3

good health and well-being

4

quality education

10

reduced inequalities

Commitment to

PEOPLE

8

decent work and economic growth

5

gender
equality

9

industry, innovation and infrastructure

11

sustainable cities and communities

Commitment to

SOCIETY

12

responsible consumption and production

6

clean water and sanitation

7

affordable and clean energy

13

climate
action

14

life
below water

15

life
on land

16

peace, justice and strong institutions

Commitment to

PLANET

17

partnerships for the goals

Contribution to the progress and wellbeing of the most vulnerable groups through access to financial services, social actions and an active housing policy

PRIORITY SDGS INTER-RELATED SDGS
SDG 1: No poverty

Microcredits

Extensive reach

Social Bond

Social actions

AgroBank

Active housing
policy

SDG 2: Zero hunger

  • Microloans to families
  • Agricultural sector eco-loans
  • Decentralised Welfare Projects
  • No boy without a moustache
SDG 3: Good health and well-being

SegurCaixa Adeslas

  • Health and welfare microloans
  • Collaboration with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance through “la Caixa”
  • Healthy team
SDG 4: Quality education
  • Financial Culture Plan
  • Aula Programme
  • Professorships (1)
  • CaixaBank Research
  • CaixaBank Futuro
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
  • Microloans
  • Decentralised Welfare Projects
  • Active housing policy
  • Financial Culture Plan

Boost of economic activity promoting investments in innovation, entrepreneurship and the growth of micro-enterprises and SMEs

PRIORITY SDGS INTER-RELATED SDGS
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Financing to companies and self-employed workers

Microloans to
entrepreneurs
and businesses

Social bond

Investment in R&D

Job creation

SDG 5: Gender equality

  • Equality Plan
  • Wengage Programme
  • Adherence to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
  • IWEC Awards
  • Microsoft STEM careers partnership
  • Support to the leading women's associations (2)
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Support for start-ups (Day One)
  • Financing to companies with a positive social impact
  • Investment in R&D
  • Information security
  • Digitisation plan
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Capillarity
  • Active housing policy
  • Adherence to IESE Smart Cities
  • Adherence to UNWTO (3)

Adoption of a socially responsible banking model based on the sustainable and efficient management of natural resources

PRIORITY SDGS INTER-RELATED SDGS
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Financing under ESG criteria

Responsible policies

CSR governance
framework

Adherence to the UNEP FI Responsible Banking Principles (4)

Adherence of VidaCaixa and A.M. to the PRI (5)

Verified reporting

SDG 6: Clear water and sanitation

  • AgroBank
  • Framework for issuing sustainable, green and social bonds
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • Financing renewable energies
  • RE100 adherence
  • Reduction of energy consumption
  • Renewable energy consumption
SDG 13: Climate action
  • Members of the GECV
  • Equator Principles
  • Renewable energy consumption
  • Offset CO2 emissions generated
  • Financing renewable energies
SDG 14: Life below water
  • AgroBank
SDG 15: Life on land
  • Framework for issuing sustainable, green and social bonds
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
  • Code of ethics
  • Responsible policies
  • Information security
  • Adherence to Self-monitoring

Contribution to all SDGs with our own programmes and through partnerships

PARTNERSHIPS
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships related directly to the SDGs (6)

"la Caixa"

First Spanish Welfare Project and one of the biggest foundations in the world. Strategic partnership to disseminate its projects and active participation in key programmes such as Incorpora, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance or the "la Caixa" Volunteers Association
the global compact Organisation responsible for promoting the 10 Principles of the United Nations.
obervayorio ods Initiative of the ESADE Chair of Leadership and Democratic Governance with the collaboration of “la Caixa”

(1) CaixaBank Chair of CSR at IESE, AgroBank Chair, “la Caixa” Economy and Society Chair.
(2) Equality in the business, Diversity Charter, More women better businesses, Eje&Con.
(3) United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
(4) United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.
(5) UN Principles for Responsible Banking.
(6) For more information, see Commitments in the Associations and forums section.