CORPORATE KNIGHTS MAGAZINE NAMES INTESA SANPAOLO ONE OF THE WORLD’S 20 MOST SUSTAINABLE CORPORATIONS
The Group is the only Italian banking group to feature among the top 100 companies
The Index was presented today at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Milan, 17th January 2017 – The Corporate Knights Index published by the Canadian magazine specialising in sustainable capitalism has ranked Intesa Sanpaolo one of the world’s 20 most sustainable corporations. It is the only Italian banking group to make the grade, thanks to a proven ability for developing risk and opportunity management strategies in the environmental, social and governance sectors.
Behind the prestigious accolade announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos lies Intesa Sanpaolo’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, an undertaking which has brought it even further recognition with inclusion on leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (World and Europe), the CDP A-List and the FTSE4Good (Global and Europe).
Corporate Knights analyses more than 4,900 businesses using fourteen different indicators. Particular emphasis is placed on corporate policy for the environment, human resources, pay, management commitment to sustainability, innovation, transparency and the supply chain.
“Being ranked one of the world’s 20 most sustainable corporations is fitting recognition of our far-reaching commitment to the environment, innovation, transparency and the Group’s human resources,” explains Intesa Sanpaolo’s CEO and Managing Director Carlo Messina. “The concept of sustainability applies to every single one of the Group’s activities: social and environmental sustainability as well as long-term financial sustainability. We welcome this prestigious accolade as it motivates us to continue along the path we’ve chosen and constantly improve our performance in the field of sustainable growth.”
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