Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSRWorks, Singapore. A regular columnist for The CSR Journal, Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to the Bank’s efforts at mainstreaming the sustainable agenda towards achieving global SDGs.
Vikas has been selected amongst 26 top women sustainability professionals from organisations including Global Green Growth Institute, Korea; Singapore Exchange; Stock Exchange of Thailand; Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore; KBZ Bank, Myanmar; Coca Cola India across 12 Asian countries. YES BANK was the only Indian bank featured in the list, unveiled by Tim Mohin, CEO, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) at Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit held in Singapore.
Vikas said on the occasion: “I am thankful to CSRWorks for recognizing the critical role played by women in mainstreaming sustainability, globally. Working towards the SDGs is closely linked to the advancement of women’s leadership and participation in shaping societies and businesses of the future. Organizations and communities must find new ways to unlock the potential of the superwomen amongst them, and harness their unique contributions in creating a sustainable and equitable world for all.”
YES BANK, under the guidance of Namita Vikas, has been leading the way in linking sustainable development with stakeholder value creation and benchmarks itself as a financial institution for inclusivity and sustainability in India. Recently, it became the first and only Indian Bank to be selected as an index component on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) – Emerging Markets Index, for the fourth consecutive year. Earlier this year, it became the only Indian bank to be accorded ‘Prime’ status by OEKOM AG, a leading ESG ratings agency in Europe. The bank was also selected in the MSCI All Country world Index (ACWI) – ESG Leaders & SRI Indexes in 2017.