A wealth of social issues such as climate change, globalisation, the transformation of the energy
system and legal and regulatory changes continue to pose major challenges to the real economy
and in particular the financial sector. To overcome these challenges, it is often necessary to adjust
corporate strategy and the business focus. In facing today’s issues, the main question arising is
what role a company’s corporate social responsibility can and should play in business decisions.
For BayernLB the answer to that question is clear: Ongoing economic success is closely linked to
corporate management’s commitment to sustainability. BayernLB and its predecessors – whose
achievements include supporting Bavaria in becoming a modern industrial state – have worked
on this principle since 1884.