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Aareal Bank AG

Aareal Bank Group is one of the leading international property specialists. It is active across three continents – in Europe, North America and Asia. Aareal Bank AG, whose shares are included in Deutsche Börse's MDAX index, is the Group's parent entity. It manages the various entities organised in the Group’s two business segments: Structured Property Financing and Consulting /Services. The Structured Property Financing segment encompasses all of Aareal Bank Group's property financing and funding activities. In this segment, the Bank facilitates property investment projects for its domestic and international clients, within the framework of a three-continent strategy covering Europe, North America and Asia. In the Consulting/Services segment, Aareal Bank Group offers clients – particularly from the housing industry and the commercial property sector – services and products for managing residential property portfolios and processing payment flows.

It is particularly important to Aareal Bank Group to make a contribution to sustainable economic and social development above and beyond its actual business activities. After this, four strategic directions for the scope of sustainability management and sustainability reporting were developed on the basis of the stakeholder expectations:

  • To document and increase the sustainability of the core business
  • To continue pursuing our systematic, Group-wide approach to sustainability
  • To identify and expand Aareal Bank Group’s contribution to added value
  • To increase transparency regarding the contributions made to sustainability

News of our Members

05/15/2017 | Aareal Bank Group's sustainability management honoured again

Aareal Bank Group's sustainability performance has again been rated positively by leading sustainability rating agencies. Aareal Bank Group currently has an AA-ESG rating from MSCI ESG Research, and thus ranks among the top 15 % of its sector. The rating agency Sustainalytics continues to classify Aareal Bank Group as outperformer (Overall ESG Score: 71 out of 100 possible points). imug Beratungsgesellschaft für sozial-ökologische Innovationen mbH rated Aareal Bank "BBB positive" in the category "Uncovered Bonds" (Senior Unsecured Bonds).

02/06/2016 | Aareal Bank Group's sustainability management rated positively again

Aareal Bank Group has been rated positively by two leading sustainability rating agencies again. Aareal Bank succeeded in improving its good results for the previous year as assessed by the Sustainalytics rating agency, scoring 68 out of 100 possible points for the 2015 financial year (2014: 61 out of 100 points).


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.