JS Bank won the best bank for Environmental, Social and Governance award at the Pakistan Banking Awards 2017 held at a local hotel in Karachi. This award recognizes the overall environmental, social and governance 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 Awards were held under the auspices of the Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP), DAWN and A.F. Ferguson and Co. Tariq Bajwa, Governor of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
The awards were adjudged by a 5 member jury of experts comprising Syed Salim Raza- former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Azhar Hamid- former Banking Mohtasib Pakistan and former Country Head, SCB Pakistan; Feroz Rizvi- President & CEO Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance; Zeelaf Munir- MD & CEO English Biscuit Manufactures Pvt. Ltd. and Shehzad Naqvi- former Regional Head of Citibank Middle East & Pakistan.
Khalid Imran, President & CEO of JS Bank commenting on the occasion said “I would like to thank the jury for this award on behalf of entire JS Bank. This is only the second 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”