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YES BANK announces Natural Capital Awards 2018 to commemorate World Environment Day

  • Awards recognize individuals and organizations who galvanize actions towards natural capital conservation

  • Special category ‘Capturing the Ganges’ has been instituted to support the ‘Namami Gange’, flagship conservation programme for rejuvenating the river Ganga under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG)

  • Registrations open on June 08, 2018 at

Delhi, June 9, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, announced the launch of yet another successful edition of its flagship YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018 at Natural Capital Forum organized by Natural Capital Coalition (NCC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and YES BANK, on the occasion of World Environment Day. The awards recognize individuals, organisations and educational institutes dedicated to spearheading ecological conservation and environmental stewardship.

YES BANK launched Natural Capital Awards 2018 during Natural Capital Forum, held in Delhi

An eminent jury panel comprising of nature conservationists, photographers, and environmentalists will select the final winners after on-ground site visits and rigorous evaluation of the applications. The winners will be felicitated at a grand award ceremony in New Delhi during October 2018. Registrations of the awards opened from June 8, 2018 at

The YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018 consists of the following 7 categories:



Individual Contributions


Organizational Contributions:


Pixel Perfect (Photography)


Eco Corporate (Manufacturing/Services)


Trailblazer (Photo essay)


Small Scale Organizations (MSMEs/Non-Profits)


Capturing the Ganges (New Photography Category)


Eco Campus (Educational Institutes)


Nature Leader (Individual recognition)   



Speaking on the launch of the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018, Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK, said, “Integrating natural capital assessment and valuation into our economic system is critical to usher in a truly sustainable future for India. The Natural Capital Awards is a strategic platform to encourage and recognise the efforts of individuals, environmentalists and industry towards natural capital conservation and environmental leadership.”

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President and Global Head, Responsible Banking and Climate Strategy, YES BANK, said, “Serving as the bed rock for socio-economic development, integration of natural capital considerations is the next sustainability frontier for businesses and individuals alike. YES BANK Natural Capital Awards aims to mainstream natural capital dialogue in India by showcasing and recognizing best practices in natural capital consumption, accounting mechanisms and conservation, accomplished by industry and civil society. Over the years, Natural Capital Awards has transformed into a launch-pad for impactful collaborative actions in natural capital to achieve multi-dimensional growth”

The competition has gained a lot of popularity and saw a wide participation of more than 10,000 entries from Government, corporates, international diaspora, wildlife & natural history specialists, sustainability professionals, and multilateral agencies last year. Senior ministers including Dr. Harsh Vardhan Singh (Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Forests and Climate Change); Shr. Suresh Prabhu (Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry); Shri Prakash Javadekar (Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development); Shri Jitendra Singh (Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Development of North Eastern Region) amongst others have participated in previous editions of the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards, and shared their valuable insights.

Important Dates:

Registrations open from – June 08, 2018

Last date for Submissions – July 31, 2018

YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018 ceremony – October, 2018


YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank is a high quality, customer centric and service driven Bank. Since inception in 2004, YES BANK has grown into a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to corporate, MSME & retail customers. YES BANK operates its Investment banking, Merchant banking & Brokerage businesses through YES SECURITIES and its Mutual Fund business through YES Asset Management (India) Limited, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bank. Headquartered in Mumbai, it has a pan-India presence across all 28 states and 9 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.

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