The EBRD in 2025: Strategy for a Resilient and Sustainable Future
The EBRD’s Strategic and Capital Framework (SCF) sets out the Bank’s strategic aspirations over a five-year period. Our Shareholders unanimously approved the SCF for 2021 to 2025 at our 2020 Annual Meeting on 7 October 2020.
Over this period the EBRD will continue, in these uncertain times, to be a strong and reliable partner to the countries where we invest.
Through its strategy, the EBRD is also fully committed to continue tackling deep-rooted broader challenges – and leveraging new opportunities—including environmental, demographics and technological transformation to build a more resilient and sustainable future.
Agility and flexibility are hallmarks of the EBRD’s implementation of the strategy. The Bank is responsive to market and reform conditions, and innovative in helping countries transition to a sustainable market economy through the pursuit of six transition qualities: competitive, well-governed, green, inclusive, resilient and integrated.
The strategy sets out the following three crosscutting strategic themes:
supporting the transition to a green, low-carbon economy, with green finance comprising more than 50 percent of our business;
promoting equality of opportunity through access to skills and employment, finance and entrepreneurship and support for women, young people and other under-served communities and
- accelerating the digital transition, unleashing the power of technology to bring about change for the better. In November 2021 we published a paper, Accelerating the digital transition 2021-25, setting out a framework for delivering this commitment.
The EBRD will reinforce its private sector focus, with 75 percent of its business in the private sector over the course of 2021-2025.
The SCF confirms that the Bank has sufficient capital to support its proposed strategy even in the face of financial stress.
Over the five years of the strategy period, the Bank can lend consistently up to €13 billion annually compared to the record level of annual lending of €10 billion in 2019.