Sustainability Reporting Disclosures in accordance with the GRI Standards EIB Group 2022
European Investment Bank
The EIB’s shareholders comprise all EU Member States which, in addition to paid-in capital, also undertake to provide additional capital to such extent as may be required for the Bank to meet its obligations, upon the request of the EIB (callable capital). The shareholders of the EIF are the EIB, the European Union — represented by the European Commission — and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions from EU Member States, the United Kingdom and Turkey. The European Investment Bank was created by the Treaty of Rome in 1958 as the long-term lending institution of the European Union. The EIB enjoys legal personality and financial autonomy and is endowed with its own decision-making bodies. The EIB’s Statute is drawn up as a Protocol (No 5) annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. In accordance with Article 51 of the Treaty on European Union, it forms an integral part of both Treaties. The European Investment Fund is a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and carries out its activities in the EU Member States, in EU candidate and potential candidate countries and in the European Free Trade Association countries. The EIF’s shareholders are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union, represented by the European Commission, and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions.