Bankinter develops the economic dimension of its Sustainability Plan via the "Entrepreneurship" Project, which focuses on promoting innovation and supporting entrepreneurs by means of the Bankinter Foundation's Platform for Innovation
The Bank considers entrepreneurship to be one of the basic drivers of economic recovery, and accordingly promotes investment in and financing of innovative projects as well as providing advice and training to entrepreneurs.
Reflecting this clear commitment, among other actions the Bank signs periodic agreements with the EIB (European Investment Bank) for the financing of SMEs and mid-caps with innovative projects and an agreement with the SECOT association (Spanish Seniors for Technical Cooperation) for the support of programmes to provide technical business advice to entrepreneurs and micro-firms, and it collaborates with the CSR-SME initiative of the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact to promote responsible business management through training, offering its customers and suppliers the possibility of benefiting from the competitive advantages of sustainable management of their companies.
Also, on an exclusive basis for Spain, the Bank has continued to finance small and medium enterprises in the framework of the collaboration agreement signed with the EIF (European Investment Fund). Under this agreement Bankinter provides the funds and shares the credit risks 50/50 with the EIF.
Additionally, in its business management, the Bank has introduced ethical and ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria into its various policies and products.