As part of the public consultation on the review of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework (ESSF), 5 civil society organisations sent a joint submission on the Bank’s approach to gender.

Gender relations, roles and responsibilities heavily influence women’s and men’s access to and control over decisions, resources, information, and knowledge. The ESSF must recognise this by putting in place appropriate policies and safeguards.

A lot of improvements can be made to better integrate gender aspects in the EIB’s policy and standards and prevent the violation of women's rights. The joint submission proposes detailed recommendations on how the EIB can strengthen its approach.

Read the full submission here:

Cover Page Joint CSO Submission EIBs approach to Gender

Joint CSO Submission on Gender


Find out more about the EIB's ESSF review and other CSO's contributions here