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 confirmed in the CDP "Climate A List" 2017
The strong commitment to the development of a low-carbon economy has been rewarded by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with the Intesa Sanpaolo's confirmation in the 2017 "Climate A List", which includes the 112 companies that reached Level A for their performance in climate change mitigation. CDP is the international NGO that analyzes environmental information at the request of investors representing over $ 100 trillion in managed funds.
Intesa Sanpaolo included in Corporate Knights ranking and Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
The ranking drawn up by Corporate Knights, analyzes a panel of about 6,000 companies worldwide, examined against 17 indicators that evaluate. This recognition is even more significant considering that only 2% of companies listed at global level are included in the ranking. Launched by Bloomberg in 2018, the Gender Equality Index (GEI), is a cross-sectional index involving all business categories and focusing on gender equality. (PDF 813 KB)
Principles on Human Rights
On December 5, the Board of Directors approved the Human Rights Principles that align Group regulations with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The policy defines the Group's commitment to human rights in its relationship with all internal and external stakeholders and explains the main areas of responsibility towards each of them. (PDF - 293 KB)
Intesa Sanpaolo adheres to the "European Week for Waste Reduction" - November 18 - 26
Intesa Sanpaolo adheres for the sixth year to this initiative, promoted by the European Commission to reduce waste, promote sustainable consumption and efficient use of the planet's resources. (PDF 358 KB)
The sixth Italian SRI Week is coming up The SRI Week - the main initiative in Italy on the issue of sustainable investment - is taking place from 8 to 17 November in Milan and Rome. The initiative is promoted and coordinated by the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile, or FFS), of which Intesa Sanpaolo is a partner. The programme includes eleven events, all with free admission. Among the main topics discussed: retail investors’ attitude towards sustainable investment, the SRI policies of pension plans, impact investing and the role of sustainable finance in local development. (360 KB)
Intesa Sanpaolo confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group was confirmed, for the seventh consecutive year, in the "Dow Jones Sustainability Index World" and "Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe", ranking among the global companies most engaged in economic, social and environmental sustainability - September 7, 2017 (293 KB).