ESBG member banks all over Europe enjoy a long history of socially responsible banking. They have a strong commitment to sustainable development and address their corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an integral part of their business. Although their organisational structure differs from country to country, they are characterised by the three “ R”s: retail, regional. responsible.
This commitment has been formalised with the adoption of the ESBG Charter for Responsible Business in May 2008. The text of the Charter is available here Charter.pdf
The scope of the Charter has been extended beyond the borders of Europe and some non European WSBI members have also decided to join the Responsible Business initiative.