Milan, 20 January 2020 Intesa Sanpaolo was the only Italian bank to be included in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “Climate A List 2019”, a list of 179 companies - selected from more than 8,000 analysed - that are world leaders in terms of environmental performance and mitigating the effects of climate change. CDP is a non-profit organisation that provides a global system for measuring and disseminating information on environmental impact.

For the fourth consecutive year, Intesa Sanpaolo has been recognised for its commitment to fighting climate change and for its strategy to protect the environment, particularly through its support for a low-carbon economy.

Intesa Sanpaolo’s Managing Director and CEO, Carlo Messina, commented: “Today all major institutional investors are paying very close attention to these issues as they look to the future. International finance is increasingly focusing its investments towards sustainable projects. Europe is at the cutting edge in this regard and is introducing new approaches thanks to the green deal. We need to stimulate investment in Italy, especially sustainable investment. At Intesa Sanpaolo, we are providing €50 billion to support these types of investments.”

Intesa Sanpaolo is one of the most sustainable banks in the world and is included in all the leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (World and Europe), which is among the most important global and European stock exchange sustainability indices.

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Intesa Sanpaolo is one of the most solid and profitable banks in Europe, providing wealth management, consumer banking, corporate and investment banking, asset management and insurance. As the market leader in Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo serves nearly 12 million customers through digital and traditional channels. The Group’s international subsidiary banks provide for an additional 7.2 million customers in Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Intesa Sanpaolo is recognised as one of the most sustainable banks in the world.

The Group believes that value creation should be interpreted broadly, supporting social purpose and driving the real economy.  As part of its commitment to sustainable growth, Intesa Sanpaolo has created a €5 billion financing facility dedicated to the circular economy. The Group’s large-scale project for economic inclusion and poverty alleviation includes a Fund for Impact to provide €1.2 billion in loans to those parts of society that find access to credit difficult. Intesa Sanpaolo is deeply committed to cultural initiatives that it promotes on its own and together with partners in Italy and abroad, including permanent and temporary exhibits of the vast artistic patrimony at the Gallerie d’Italia, the Group’s three museums located in Milan, Naples and Vicenza. 


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