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Rabobank is a cooperative bank built on the belief that together we achieve more than we do alone. For 125 years, we have worked together with our customers and members to help them realize their ambitions and have a positive influence on society. With roots in the Netherlands, today Rabobank is a leading financier of the food and agriculture industry around the globe.
Driven by our mission “Growing a better world together,” we seek solutions that benefit our customers, society and the world around us. This cooperative mentality is at the heart of everything we do. Whether we are developing new financial products, sharing our knowledge, or tapping into our network to confront shared challenges.
We focus on three global transitions
Our climate is changing. Demand for food is increasing. And inequality continues to put a strain on society and our communities. Around the world, consumers and businesses face the growing need to live and work more sustainably. That’s why we embrace innovation and team up with our customers and partners to address important social, economic and environmental issues.
In particular, we focus on three key transitions where we can make a meaningful difference: the sustainable food and energy transitions, plus the transition to a more inclusive society where everyone can pursue their ambitions. Finding cooperative solutions to today’s central challenges makes us tick, whether we are serving agribusiness clients from New Zealand to Brazil, or private banking customers in the Netherlands.
By 2050, there will be nearly 10 billion mouths to feed. At the same time, the climate is changing and natural resources are being depleted. The challenge: produce more food than ever before, using fewer resources. With clients across the global food value chain – from farm to fork – Rabobank is in the right place to speed up the transition to a fair, sustainable food system. One that respects the environment and producer livelihoods. With financial solutions, deep sector knowledge and global food and agri networks, we help our clients future-proof their businesses. So there will be enough nutritious, affordable food long into the future.
Climate change: it’s one of the biggest threats to the planet and the way we live today. To tackle this shared challenge we need to change how we produce and consume energy. We must also advance a circular economy, meaning more sustainable use – and reuse – of resources. Together with clients and partners, Rabobank is speeding up these needed transitions: from investing in clean energy projects to helping companies switch to renewable energy sources; from stimulating circular entrepreneurship to advising customers on energy reduction in their homes and businesses. With our industry knowledge and financial tools, we support cooperative climate and energy solutions that are good for people, businesses and the planet.
Everyone deserves a fair and equal chance to pursue their ambitions – whether that means finding a comfortable home, performing meaningful work, or investing in their business. As a cooperative bank financing rural farmers around the world and retail customers in the Netherlands, we stimulate financial well-being and security for our customers and their communities. That includes removing barriers to financial products and services, and increasing access to the labor market and affordable, sustainable housing. With our networks, know-how and innovative financing solutions, we support a more inclusive society with equal opportunities for everyone.
How do we do that?
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Where Rabobank has a presence
Loans to the Food & Agri sector worldwide
The story of Rabobank
Rabobank got its start in the 1890s as group of small banking cooperatives founded by Dutch farmers. By pooling resources and working together, these farmers found a way to finance their businesses and strengthen their rural communities. Rabobank has since grown to operate in 38 countries with more than 43,000 employees. Yet we are still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and cooperative principles of our founders. Today Rabobank remains true to its agricultural origins as the world’s premier lender to the food and agricultural industry worldwide, with clients at every step in the food value chain. In the Netherlands, Rabobank has grown into a cooperative bank providing a wide range of financial products for private and business customers.