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YES BANK awarded GOLDEN PEACOCK AWARD for Corporate Social Responsibility 2017

Bangalore, February 9, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector Bank, has won the prestigiousGolden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility – 2017’ in the financial services (Private) category at IOD, India's "12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility" and Presentation of Golden Peacock Awards, held in Bangalore.

Hon'ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Padma Vibhushan, National Chairman, Institute Of Directors, India and former Chief Justice of India presented the award to Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK. The awardees were adjudged basis assessment by a jury comprising of CSR, sustainability and human resources professionals spearheaded by jury Chairman, Justice (Dr.) Arijit Pasayat, former Judge, Supreme Court of India.

Hon'ble Justice M. N. Venkatachaliah, Padma Vibhushan, National Chairman, Institute Of Directors, India and former Chief Justice of India presenting Golden Peacock Awards along with senior SITTING JUDGES of High Court of Karnataka i.e. (Left to Right) Hon'ble Dr. Justice Vineet Kothari, Justice Jayant Patel, former Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Gujarat (former Judge, High Court of Karnataka) and Hon'ble Justice Raghvendra S. Chauhan in Bengaluru.

On receiving the award, Namita Vikas, Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK said, “This award comes at an opportune time when the need for sustainable development has gained prime importance. YES BANK takes a lot of institutional pride in achieving leadership positions in sustainability and strategic CSR and we remain committed to driving positive change by making a difference to the society and environment through our initiatives”.

Since inception in 2004, YES BANK through its ‘Responsible Banking’ethos has believed in creating sustained value for its stakeholders, through social, economic and environmental dimensions. YES BANK has received multiple national as well as international recognitions for its best practices in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development, primarily with a focus on Livelihood and Water Security projects. YES BANK is also the first and only Indian bank to be selected in all 3 major global sustainability benchmarking indexes namely, Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - Emerging Markets; MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) - ESG Leaders & SRI Indexes andFTSE4Good Emerging Index.

About the Awards

The Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the Institute of Directors, India in 1991, are regarded as a benchmark of Corporate Excellence worldwide. The Golden Peacock Awards Secretariat receives over 1,000 entries per year for various National and Global awards, from India and over 25 countries worldwide. Justice PN Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India, is the Chairman Emeritus of Golden Peacock Awards, and Hon'ble Justice MN Venkatachaliah, Chairman, Institute Of Directors and former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India is the Chairman of the Awards.


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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Alisha Prakash

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