Ms. Namita Vikas has been selected amongst Asia’s 26 Top Sustainability Superwomen, from 12 Asian countries
YES BANK is the only Indian bank represented in the list by CSR works, Singapore
Mumbai, October 29, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, is pleased to share that Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSR works, Singapore. Ms. Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to the Bank’s exemplary efforts at mainstreaming the sustainable agenda towards achieving global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ms. Vikas has been selected amongst 26 top women sustainability professionals from organisations including Global Green Growth Institute, Korea; Singapore Exchange; Stock Exchange of Thailand; Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore; KBZ Bank, Myanmar; Coca Cola India across 12 Asian countries. YES BANK was the only Indian bank featured in the list, unveiled by Tim Mohin, CEO, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit held in Singapore.
Speaking on the recognition, Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking. YES BANK said, “I am thankful to CSRWorks for recognizing the critical role played by women in mainstreaming sustainability, globally. The achievement of Sustainable Development Goals are closely linked to the advancement of women’s leadership and participation in shaping societies and businesses of the future. As a benchmark institution for sustainability and inclusivity, YES BANK has taken a lead in driving action on issues of gender parity, and diversity. Organizations and communities must find new ways to unlock the potential of the superwomen amongst them, and harness their unique contributions in creating a sustainable and equitable world for all.”
YES BANK, under the guidance of Ms. Namita Vikas, has been leading the way in linking sustainable development with stakeholder value creation and benchmarks itself as a financial institution for inclusivity and sustainability in India. The Bank’s laser sharp focus on addressing climate change is reflected in its unprecedented commitment to mobilise sustainable finance in India, develop robust risk management frameworks and institute disclosure mechanisms that have established a legacy of institutional excellence.
Recently, YES BANK became the first and only Indian Bank to be selected as an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – Emerging Markets Index, for the fourth consecutive year. Earlier this year, YES BANK was the only Indian bank to be accorded ‘Prime’ status by OEKOM AG, a leading ESG ratings agency in Europe. The Bank was also selected in the MSCI All Country world Index (ACWI) - ESG Leaders & SRI Indexes in 2017. These back to back global recognitions have been a result of YES BANK’s unparalleled approach on prioritizing environmental and social performance, coupled with strong corporate governance and risk management practices.
CSRWorks International is Singapore’s most trusted sustainability advisory and training firm. CSRWorks champions and celebrates sustainability leadership through multiple initiatives. Along with ASRA, CSRWorks also produces the annual Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit, the most influential gathering of the regional and international reporting community. CSRWorks is also the creator of Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen a non-profit initiative built to give recognition to women at the forefront of Sustainability leadership in Asia.
About YES BANK
YES BANK is a ‘Full Service Commercial Bank’ providing a complete range of products, services and technology driven digital offerings, catering to Retail, MSME as well as corporate clients.
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 8 Union Territories in India including an IBU at GIFT City, and a Representative Office in Abu Dhabi.
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