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Ulrich Schröder, CEO
Global Finance: What makes KfW the World’s Safest Bank?
Schröder: Our award as ‘World’s Safest Bank’ is mainly due to the first-class credit standing which KfW enjoys as a result of the explicit guarantee of the Federal Republic of Germany.
GF: How is KfW helping to support economic growth and stability?
Schröder: As one of the world‘s leading promotional banks, we shall apply our decades of experience on behalf of the federal government and the federal states to improve the economic, social and ecological living conditions in Germany and around the world.
GF: How and why is sustainability and social responsibility part of the mandate of KfW?
Schröder: We want our loans to achieve as great a sustainable impact as possible when they are invested in environmental and climate protection, in education and in the creation of jobs. KfW is aware of its responsibility. Its task is to ensure sustainability and promote public welfare—within Germany and beyond.