Mumbai, June 20, 2014: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, was awarded the prestigious Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards, in the “Outstanding Sustainable Project Financing” category.
This is the second year running that YES BANK has won at these prestigious Awards, instituted by the European Organization for Sustainable Development, the City of Karlsruhe, Germany and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific and presented at the Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2014.
YES BANK was adjudged the winner for its outstanding success in renewable energy generation project financing. Michael Overt, Secretary General of Association of Development Financial Institutions of Asia Pacific and Guido Rebstock, Ministerial Director, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Federal state of Baden - Wurttemberg, Germany in the presence of His Excellency Dr Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Germany awarded the trophy to YES BANK. While presenting the award, Arshad Rab, CEO of the the European Organization for Sustainable Development said “I would like to congratulate the management and the entire team of YES BANK for being awarded the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Award for the second time. It clearly demonstrates the outstanding leadership of YES Bank in green project financing and in responsible banking.”
On receiving this award, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Founder, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said “Through our dedicated business verticals active in the renewable energy sectors, we are contributing to the creation of a cleaner and greener future for our community and environment. It is an honour to be recognized by our global peers, and it further reinforces our commitment to sustainable investment banking and responsible finance.”
For its commitment to sustainable development and responsible banking, YES BANK was conferred the Golden Peacock Award for CSR in 2013, the “Commendation Certificate for Significant Achievement” at the CII ITC Sustainability Awards 2013, the Mint & Institute of Competitiveness Strategy Award, apart from awards for strategy, product and process innovation, financial performance and information technology.
About GSFN-Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards
Global Sustainable Finance Conference 2014 is organized by GSFN under the auspices of World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) and its regional associations. Founded in 1979 in Zurich, Switzerland, the WFDFI is a global focal point for institutions providing and promoting sustainable development finance and has 328 member institutions in 154 countries and territories across the world.
The Conference and awards were managed by the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP), European Organisation for Sustainable Development, the City of Karlsruhe and endorsed by UNEP FI.
About YES BANK
YES BANK, India’s 4th largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder, Rana Kapoor and its top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian Bank catering to the future businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.
YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and emerging corporate banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving as the Professionals Bank of India with the long term mission of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2020.
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