A leading banking group like Intesa Sanpaolo can have a significant impact on the society and environment in which it operates. It is therefore its responsibility to behave in a manner that is not just aimed at making profits but which also creates value over the long term for the Bank and its people, for its customers, for the community and for the environment.
This understanding has led to adhering to important international initiatives, such as the UN Global Compact and the Equator Principles, aimed at promoting dialogue among firms, international organisations and society in general and to pursue respect for the environment and human rights.
This is the concept of sustainability that Intesa Sanpaolo has adopted and the Business Plan 2014-2017 demonstrates the increasing integration of social and environmental issues into its business strategy and affirms the role that the Group must play in the territories in which it operates: the Bank as a growth driver both in terms of creating value and of support for the real economy; the Bank with a clear business model that takes into account the needs of all types of customer, simplifying and innovating; the Bank that sees human resources as a strategic asset to be enhanced through training and career development; the Bank that operates in the community and local areas to create shared value.
INTESA SANPAOLO AMONG THE 20 MOST SUSTAINABLE COMPANIES IN THE WORLD
According to the Global 100 ranking drawn up by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine specialised in sustainable capitalism, Intesa Sanpaolo is ranked 20th among the most sustainable companies in the world and is the only Italian banking group among the 100 companies listed in the ranking. An important result obtained thanks to the implementation and further development of the best strategies to manage risks and opportunities in the environmental, social and governance field. The list was presented to the World Economic Forum in Davos - January 17, 2017.
Intesa Sanpaolo has been rewarded for its commitment against climate change
Intesa Sanpaolo has been rewarded with the Industry Carbon Leader 2016 award thanks to its position in the ET Index Research ranking: 21^ out of 300 at European level and 50^ out of 800 at global level (221 KB).
Intesa Sanpaolo adheres to the VIII edition of the "European Week for Waste Reduction"
Once again Intesa Sanpaolo takes part to the "European Week for Waste Reduction", an initiative scheduled November 19 to 27, which is promoted by the European Commission and patronised by the highest State offices in order to rise the attention of Institutions, businesses, schools and consumers about strategies aimed at reducing waste production (238 KB).
The fifth Italian SRI Week is coming up from November 15th to 24th The program of the main initiative in Italy on the issue of sustainable finance is particularly rich, featuring ten scheduled events - all open and with free admission - that will take place in Milan and Rome. Among the main topics discussed: climate change, social impact investing, the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for Italian Foundations, financial education, the protection of children's rights.
Intesa Sanpaolo listed in the CDP "A list" index
Intesa Sanpaolo was aknowledged, with the inclusion in the CDP "A List" index, among world leaders for its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the risks of climate change - October 25, 2016 (431 KB Italian version).
Banca Prossima received recognition at the Green Globe Banking Award - October 20, 2016 During the Green Globe Banking Conference held in Milan, the Green Globe Banking Award, recognition for the green best practices in banking sector, Indirect Impacts category, is given to Banca Prossima. The winning project was the "energy efficiency" program for non-profit organizations launched by Banca Prossima with Federesco (Federation of Italian Energy Service Company). (Press release - PDF 310 KB Italian version )