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YES BANK Wins the Good Corporate Citizen Award 2016

YES BANK wins the ‘Good Corporate Citizen' award for its unique initiatives with scalable impact in Livelihood and Water Security, and Environmental Sustainability

Mumbai, October 28, 2016: YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, has won the Good Corporate Citizen Award 2016 in the ‘Banking and Financial Companies’ category by Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry for manifesting corporate social responsibility towards civic communities and operational excellence, and embedding social and economic dimensions of sustainability in programmes and practices.  

Speaking on this recognition, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES BANK, said: “Going beyond the realms of traditional banking solutions, we at YES BANK constantly strive to develop innovative solutions aimed at creating sustained stakeholder value. We are proud of our Responsible Banking - community and sustainability focused initiatives – and receiving the Good Corporate Citizen Award from the Bombay Chamber for the second time, reinforces our belief and is a strong validation of our institutional efforts. ”

Left to Right: Namita Vikas, Group President & Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK; P Ramesh (President, BCCI); Chitra Ramkrishna (MD & CEO, NSE); V.R Iyer (Member, IRDAI); Shubhada Rao, Group President and Chief Economist, YES BANK

YES BANK had previously received the Bombay Chamber Good Corporate Citizen Award in 2013-14.

The Good Corporate Citizen Awards were instituted in 1994 to recognize and honour conspicuous achievement by corporates in terms of service to the civic community in addition to outstanding operational performance. 

Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President & Managing Director, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK, and Ms. Shubhada Rao, Group President and Chief Economist, YES BANK, received the Award during the 181st Foundation Day celebrations of the Chambers in Mumbai.

On receiving the award, Ms Namita Vikas, said: “By implementing projects based on unique models that are scalable and have sustainable impact, YES BANK has been able to create significant positive stakeholder value. Through various industry-first initiatives and multi-faceted interventions, YES BANK has established itself as a sustainability leader in the Indian Banking sector. Under its Responsible Banking ethos, the Bank premises its business strategy and action on innovating for a sustainable future, and strives to maximise positive impact through structured and focused interventions that are scalable and have sustainable impact. Winning this award is an endorsement of the success of YES BANK’s laser focused interventions that have ensured we remain on track to securing long lasting solutions.” 

YES BANK has recently won key national and global awards for sustainable development and Responsible Banking, including the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Award 2016, London, and the Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability 2016. The Bank continues to be the first and only Indian Bank on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, in the Emerging Markets Index. 


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank with a pan India presence across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories of India, headquartered in the Lower Parel Innovation District (LPID) of Mumbai, 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 offers 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 FINEST QUALITY LARGE BANK OF THE WORLD IN INDIA”.

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