Basler Kantonalbank

Basler Kantonalbank
Güterstrasse 127
4053 Basel



Member type

Bank / Universal bank

Contact person

Sarah Zaugg

Type of activity in sustainable finance

Sustainable funds, Sustainable lending, ESG integration in asset management, Other services related to sustainable finance

General description of organisation

Since its foundation in 1899, BKB has been deeply rooted in the Basel region. It positions itself for its private clients as the bank of Basel for Basel; but as a universal bank it is active for its corporate and institutional clients throughout Switzerland. BKB is majority-owned by the Canton of Basel-Stadt and has a state guarantee that is compensated to the Canton. The owner strategy sets the strategic guidelines and requires above-average equity capitalisation and liquidity, which is why BKB is one of the safest banks in the country with an AA+ rating from S&P. Moreover, sustainability has

Reason for membership with SSF

Sustainability is a central concern in the Group and an integral part of its strategy. For more than a decade, BKB has thus been working intensively on the question of how to improve its banking operations and the services it is offering to clients from an ecological, social and societal standpoint. The BKB achieved climate neutrality in 2018 and since 2021 it compensates the carbon emissions of the operations with the ‘Frenkentäler’ forest climate protection project, which is implemented in the region of Basel. The company strategy defined several areas in which it wants to intensify its eff


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