Sustainability at DBS

Sustainability at DBS

Creating long-term value in a balanced and responsible manner

Sustainability at DBS

Creating long-term value in a balanced and responsible manner

At a glance

As a purpose-driven bank, DBS has a role to play in addressing sustainability issues. Our approach to sustainability is guided by a sense of purpose to create value for the long term, by managing our business in a balanced and responsible way. We do this through our three sustainability pillars.

responsible banking

Responsible banking

We deliver products and services that promote sustainable development and conduct our business in a fair and responsible manner.  

Responsible business practices

Responsible business practices

We do the right thing by our most important resource, our people. We take into account environment and societal considerations in our day-to-day business operations.

social impact

Impact beyond banking

We seek to be a force for good by supporting social enterprises, businesses with a double bottom line, and giving back to the communities in which we operate. 


Since 2018, DBS has been publishing annually a standalone and externally assured sustainability report. It is prepared in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and with reference to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Click here to read our latest sustainability reports

Responsible financing

Our financing plays a critical role in directing capital flows and unlocking opportunities that support sustainable development. We stand by our clients who are motivated to make a positive impact, for example, in the areas of renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable food and agricultural systems and using alternatives for scarce materials. 

As stakeholders and society raise their expectations for businesses to deliver sustainable solutions for our planet, we see opportunities to offer banking solutions that can help meet those expectations. We seek to address the environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) challenges by providing credit and facilitating trade and investment flows responsibly. 

Our approach to responsible financing provides a point of reference, outlining our sustainability commitments and the expectations we have of our clients, forming the basis of our corporate business relationships.

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Awards
2022 Sustainable Finance Awards

Global Finance

Sustainable Finance Awards – 2022

  • Outstanding Leadership in Transition / Sustainability Linked Bonds, Global & APAC
  • Financial Leadership in Sustaining Communities, Global
  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Finance, APAC
  • Outstanding Leadership in Green Bonds, APAC
  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Bonds, APAC
The Asset 2022

The Asset

Sustainable Capital Markets Regional Awards – 2022

  • Best Sustainability-linked Bond/Green Bond/Transition Bond – Financial Institutions (Banks/Quasi-Sovereign), Regional
  • Best Sustainability-linked Bond:
    • Services (Education), Regional
    • New Energy/Transition Energy, Regional 
  • Best Green Loan - Consumer Goods, Regional
  • Best Green Syndicated Loan – Manufacturing, Regional
  • Best Sustainability-linked Loan: 
    • Commodities, Regional
    • New Energy/Transition Energy, Regional
    • Transport and Infrastructure, Regional
FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia

Country Awards – 2022

  • Biggest Social Impact – Hong Kong & Taiwan
The Asset Country Awards

The Asset

Country Awards – 2022

  • Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Hong Kong
2022 Sustainable Finance Awards

Global Finance

Sustainable Finance Awards – 2022

  • Outstanding Leadership in Transition / Sustainability Linked Bonds, Global & APAC
  • Financial Leadership in Sustaining Communities, Global
  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Finance, APAC
  • Outstanding Leadership in Green Bonds, APAC
  • Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Bonds, APAC
The Asset 2022

The Asset

Sustainable Capital Markets Regional Awards – 2022

  • Best Sustainability-linked Bond/Green Bond/Transition Bond – Financial Institutions (Banks/Quasi-Sovereign), Regional
  • Best Sustainability-linked Bond:
    • Services (Education), Regional
    • New Energy/Transition Energy, Regional 
  • Best Green Loan - Consumer Goods, Regional
  • Best Green Syndicated Loan – Manufacturing, Regional
  • Best Sustainability-linked Loan: 
    • Commodities, Regional
    • New Energy/Transition Energy, Regional
    • Transport and Infrastructure, Regional
FinanceAsia

FinanceAsia

Country Awards – 2022

  • Biggest Social Impact – Hong Kong & Taiwan
The Asset Country Awards

The Asset

Country Awards – 2022

  • Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in Hong Kong
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