Sustainable Development Goals
CGD is committed to the United Nations’ SDGs
CGD fosters the adoption of the Sustainable Development goals in its business, aware of the importance of its contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
CGD is a member of the Global Compact Network Portugal (GCNP), which aims to guide the Portuguese corporate sector in the achievement of the 17 Goals. As a driver for economic growth, employment and innovation, the financial sector takes on the key role of implementing the 17 SDG's, as banks provide most of the funds to corporates and investment projects from different economic sectors.
Considering the specificities of the financial sector and taking into account the material issues identified in the materiality analysis exercise, Caixa highlights seven priority SDGs, developed in line with CGD's Sustainability Strategy.
CGD promotes diversity and respect for human rights and implements social activities to support projects aimed at mitigating poverty, promoting social inclusion and building fairer societies.
Get to know Caixa Social Awards, one of CGD’s initiatives that actively contribute to the eradication of poverty.
CGD acknowledges that gender balance across the structure of the company represents a significant evolution for its activity.
Get to know CGD's Gender Equality Plan (Portuguese version only), establishing the objectives, measures and targets to be pursued within the scope of Gender Equality.
CGD provides financial solutions for socio-economic inclusion, encouraging entrepreneurship and savings, supporting education and financial literacy, contributing to the generation of value, resilience and economic growth of Portuguese businesses and society.
Get to know the Statement of Commitment and Respect for Human Rights signed by CGD addressing its relationship with customers, suppliers and the communities in which it operates.
CGD operates under the principles of human capital management, ensuring equal opportunities, decent working conditions and respect for human rights, across the entire value chain.
Get to know the Diversity Policy for the Group CGD employees and the members of the Management and Supervisory Bodies setting out the diversity goals to achieve.
CGD is committed to financing the transition to a low-carbon economy, through products that promote a circular economy, decarburization and energy efficiency, fostering more inclusive, sustainable and resilient societies.
Get to know the Green Capital Commitment 2020 – Lisbon 2030 Climate Action taken on by CGD within this scope.
CGD takes direct and indirect responsibility for the contribution to combating climate change, both through financing and through its low-carbon program for improving the efficiency and climate resilience of its operations.
Get to know CGD’s Environmental Management System aiming to manage the environmental impacts stemming from the Bank’s activities.
CGD follows an efficient governance model incorporating principles of integrity, ethics and transparency as fundamental values, as well as the adoption of anti-corruption practices.
Get to know the Principles for Limitation and Sectorial Exclusion, a list of principles underlying activities and projects that are excluded from or restricted by certain terms of CGD’s credit policies.
SDG for supporting initiatives
The development of initiatives in line with each of the priority SDGs is enhanced through the establishment of strategic partnerships.
CGD promotes transparent and responsible partnerships to support the pursuit of its sustainability strategy by finding synergies between partners from different areas of society.
Get to know the Bank Card Recycling Program, developed in partnership with Extruplás, allowing for the recycling of bank cards and other plastics.
Get to know more about CGD’s compliance with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the Sustainability Reports.