Assess global sustainable banking

The SUSBA interactive toolkit enables assessment and benchmarking of critical Environmental & Social integration performance for banks across the globe.

Identify key improvement areas to stay competitive, resilient and relevant in a resource-constrained, low-carbon future.

Explore a variety of bank performance assessments:

Overall ESG Integration

View assessment results organized according to SUSBA's "Six Pillars" framework, the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) or the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

Sectors & Issues

Frameworks to assess the robustness of banks' commitments and lending policies in key sectors such as palm oil.

SUSBA at a glance:

  • 48 Banks assessed
  • 11 Countries
  • 11 ESG indicators
  • 1 Sector framework

New for 2020

In 2020, we are introducing a Sectors & Issues assessment in SUSBA, to facilitate a deeper dive into a bank's sector-specific policies. Bank policies will be assessed using an entirely new framework for each sector. Explore the results in the Sector and Issues section of the Assessments page, where policy assessments for the palm oil sector are now available. Assessments for more sectors will be added soon.

The SUSBA framework has been mapped to the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) reporting and self-assessment requirements. This will help banks and related stakeholders to understand how ready the bank is to align with the PRB's reporting requirements.

SUSBA has expanded to 38 banks across ASEAN, with three new banks in 2020: Bank Islam and Bank Rakyat headquartered in Malaysia, and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) headquartered in the Philippines.

Explore the SUSBA assessment tool

Who should use this tool?

Who should use this tool?
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Banking regulators and associations

  • Use bank-level assessments to understand and monitor ESG integration performance.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing regulations/guidelines.
  • Identify the need to create new or strengthen existing regulations and guidelines, or for additional capacity-building.

Banks

(For board members, senior management/C-suite, sustainability teams, etc.)

  • Use the assessment results to understand and improve their level of ESG integration and disclosure against objectively defined indicators.
  • Identify and learn from more progressive peers.
  • Engage with regulators and NGOs on sustainable banking aspects.

Investors

(For board members, senior management/C-suite (e.g. chief investment officers), portfolio managers, banking sector analysts, ESG analysts)

  • Gain insights into the ESG integration performance of ASEAN banks already in their portfolios or under consideration for investment.
  • Assess the alignment of these banks' ESG practices with their own commitments.
  • Where misaligned, use the results to engage with portfolio banks to support and drive progress on ESG integration.

SUSBA: From research to action

View the performance of 48 banks on ESG integration. Use the results to inform decision-makers within governments and financial institutions to drive the development of sustainable banking.
Learn more about the project

Understand

Access a comprehensive overview of bank disclosures against 11 ESG integration indicators.

Customize

Build bespoke assessment outputs that compare selected indicators across banks and countries or compare a custom list of banks.

Take action

Generate easily digestible reports based on your customized assessment outputs. Download and share them to catalyse change.

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