A large banking group like Intesa Sanpaolo is aware of having a significant impact on the social and environmental context in which it carries out its business thus choosing to act not only on the basis of profit, but also with the aim of creating long-term value for the Bank, its employees, customers, community and the environment.
Such awareness generates the adherence to important international initiatives, such as the United Nations Global Compact and the Equator Principles, aimed at promoting dialogue between companies, international organisations and society and to pursue respect for the environment and human rights.
In the new 2018-2021 Business Plan a sound and sustainable creation and distribution of value remains a priority, combined with a high level of capitalization and a reduction in risk profile, focusing on innovation and people as enabling factors. The Plan confirms the role of Intesa Sanpaolo as a real economy Bank and seeks to generate sustainable profitability to create value for all stakeholders, starting with our customers to whom we wish to offer an ever more personalised, innovative and complete service, with over 300 billion euro contributed to the economy over the four-year period.
INTESA SANPAOLO'S FIRST GREEN BOND REPORT
Intesa Sanpaolo was the first Italian Bank to issue in 2017 a Green Bond, worth 500 million euros, fully allocated with 77 projects financed and more than 213,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided, demonstrating the strong commitment of the Group in the sustainability and support of projects with a positive impact on the environment and energy efficiency. This document is the first annual report on the use of Green Bond proceeds, a further transparency commitment towards stakeholders.
World Environmental Day: the Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s adhesion June 5 2018 - For the tenth year in a row, Intesa Sanpaolo is taking part in the World Environment Day, the well-known event established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to raise attention and engage public opinion and governments on environmental issues and climate change (40 KB).
Intesa Sanpaolo's first Consolidated Non-financial Statement is published
The 2017 Consolidated Non-financial Statement (CNFS) includes and extends the content of the previous Sustainability Report as the result of long and well-established tradition and experience in sustainability reporting which distinguishes the Intesa Sanpaolo Group since it was first established and describes the results achieved, with a vision on the future. (3.486 KB).
Intesa Sanpaolo participates in the "M'illumino di meno" campaign The bank is again taking part in the "M'illumino di meno" initiative, sponsored by Caterpillar, a Rai Radio 2 programme, which aims at energy saving and rationalising consumption - 23/2/2018 (217 KB).
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)