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China Development Bank (CDB) Culture Manual

Scope of Application

Principles for the China Development Bank (CDB).


Offers basic principles to foster openness and inclusivity in CDB operations and support economic and social development.

General Key Points

CDB should:

  • Provide active support for companies operating overseas.
  • Join the “United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)” and the "United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)."
  • Guide companies toward developing and managing construction projects in accordance with international ecological protection principles and regulations.


CDB Staff should:

  • Adhere to Chinese laws.
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

CDB should:

  • Commit to sustainable economic and social development, particularly in areas such as shantytown transformation, poverty relief, rural and agricultural development, and education.
  • Promote social equity and justice, and improve people’s well-being. 
  • Consider public opinion.
  • Utilize social mechanisms benefiting, involving, and supervised by the general public (the government, markets, communities, and other companies) to support development and risk prevention. 
  • Engage in grassroots-based recruitment and employment.
  • Participate in and supervise management staff selection, appointments, and appraisals.
  • Safeguard workers’ right to know.
  • Actively promote cultural exchanges.


CDB Staff should: 

  • Adhere to responsibilities and commitments to China, the community, customers, and the CDB.
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

CDB should: 

  • Actively develop green credit for energy conservation, environmental protection, and ecological preservation.
Applies to
China Development Bank (CDB)
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