JS Bank proudly collected the award for the category of “Best Environmental, Social and Governance Bank” at the prestigious Pakistan Banking Awards 2017 that were held recently. The Banking Awards ceremony was jointly organized by the Institute of Bankers Pakistan, A.F. Ferguson & Co. (a member firm of the PwC network) and Dawn Media Group.
The award recognizes the overall environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact that JS Bank initiatives have had in the areas such as health, education, sustainable development and relief efforts across the country. The jury recognized JS Bank for being at the forefront in this domain amongst all the banks in Pakistan in criteria such as energy usage, waste disposal, social standards and transparent governance mechanisms. Among other initiatives that were instrumental in helping JS Bank’s win this award were being recognized as the first commercial bank to be WWF Green Office-certified and being one of the first banks to have branches that use solar power.
The award ceremony was attended by Khalid Imran (President & CEO, JS Bank), Basir Shamsie (Deputy CEO, JS Bank) and Kamran Jafar (Group Head of Corporate & Retail Banking Group, JS Bank) along with senior management of the bank.
Speaking on the occasion, Khalid Imran, President & CEO of JS Bank said, “I would like to thank the jury for this award on behalf of entire JS Bank. This is only the second the edition of Pakistani Banking award and it has already gained tremendous credibility and importance in the financial sector. We as a bank, apart from ensuring our long term business plans are met, are very well aware of our social responsibilities and strongly believe in giving back to the community. I assure you all that as a team we will continue our efforts in the best way possible”
JS Bank was also recognized earlier this year for the 4th year in a row for its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives at the 5th Corporate Social Responsibility Summit & Awards.