China Development Bank

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is China Development Bank doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 44

China Development Bank has a DitchCarbon Score of 44 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the bank’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote a lower carbon intensity and better alignment with sustainability goals.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

China Development Bank is part of the finance sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The China Development Bank operates in a region with a carbon intensity rating that reflects China’s overall environmental impact. This suggests that the bank’s sustainability efforts are influenced by the country’s high carbon emissions, potentially making it more challenging to achieve low-carbon operations.

...this company is doing 6.83% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Beijing, China Development Bank (CDB) operates as a key policy financial institution under the guidance of the State Council of China. Specializing in the finance sector, CDB offers medium- to long-term financing solutions aligned with the country’s economic and social development goals. As of 2015, it has become the world’s largest development finance institution, with a vast network of branches and subsidiaries both domestically and internationally.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for China Development Bank

China Development Bank could reduce its Scope 1 emissions by optimizing combustion efficiency with routine maintenance and fine-tuning of their stationary combustion sources.

Bad news, China Development Bank hasn't set SBTi commitments yet.

China Development Bank has not yet established specific commitments through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This means the bank has not defined or announced clear goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science.
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