- Namita Vikas has been awarded for her role in driving YES BANK’s sustainability strategy and leading the Bank’s exemplary efforts at mainstreaming the sustainable agenda, towards achieving global Sustainable Development Goals
Mumbai, March 14, 2017: Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been identified by WBCSD for Leading Women Awards by The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Namita Vikas was awarded for her role in driving YES BANK’s sustainability strategy under its Responsible Banking ethos and leading the Bank’s exemplary efforts at mainstreaming the sustainable agenda, towards achieving global Sustainable Development Goals.
The WBCSD announced the names of the 10 recipients of the inaugural WBCSD Leading Women Awards in Geneva on the eve of International Women’s Day.
The awardees will be recognized in a ceremony taking place at the annual WBCSD Liaison Delegate meeting in Montreux, Switzerland on March 28, 2017.
Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK said, “I am grateful to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) for recognizing the important role played by women in achieving SDGs. YES BANK realizes that unlocking the full potential of women at the workplace and advancing women’s participation in leadership are critical towards accomplishing these global goals. Accelerated actions towards gender parity will reshape societies and businesses for a future that is both inclusive and sustainable.”
Mr Rana Kapoor, Managing Director and CEO, YES BANK, said: “Responsible Banking is a core plank which is deeprooted across all functions of our Bank. Through Responsible Banking, YES BANK integrates sustainability into its business strategies and delivers on sustainable development outcomes as a foremost home and host country Bank in India.”
YES BANK’s Responsible Banking unit steers the Bank’s sustainable development agenda, through innovative pathways of Social & Development Impact, Climate Action and Transparency & Disclosures. The Bank, under her leadership, has built sustainability capacities by laying down frameworks for governance, transparency, responsible investments and community impact, enabling creation of stakeholder value through integration of sustainability principles into the bank’s value chain. The Bank has over the decade established high-impact; innovative CSR projects that target India’s key development challenges, such as livelihood and water security, skill development, low carbon growth, and financial inclusion.
The Leading Women were selected by a nomination committee made up of representatives from WBCSD member companies and international organizations (Nestlé; AkzoNobel; EDF; Grupo Santander; ITC; JPMorgan; Kellogg’s; Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions; Unilever; Vale and Mission2020).
About the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.
The member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Their global network of almost 70 national business councils gives its members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.
About YES BANK
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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