The European Investment Bank, the EU bank, is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance.
We support projects that promote the priorities and objectives of the European Union.
promoting sustainable growth, reducing poverty and inequality, and improving lives around the world
All the projects we finance must be bankable. But they also must comply with high technical, environmental and social standards.
The combined expertise of our economists, engineers, financial analysts and climate specialists ensures the success of our projects. In turn, the stamp of approval from our specialists triggers more investment from the private sector.
We also invest in initiatives that create links between people, businesses and economies. The initiatives we support aim at addressing the challenges and risks of our changing world, and are concrete evidence of the EU’s importance to lives and businesses in Europe and beyond.