A further confirmation for Intesa Sanpaolo: it has been included once again this year in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index, among the most important global and European sustainability stock market indices, which include the best companies worldwide and in Europe respectively, selected on the basis of the annual evaluation conducted by S&P Global, which saw significant methodological changes in 2023. It is the only Italian bank to boast a continuous presence in these indices over the last 13 years.
Intesa Sanpaolo was assigned an overall score of 78 out of 100, placing the Group at the top compared to a sector average of 431.
The Dow Jones Sustainability indices follow a best-in-class logic, including companies from 62 sectors with the highest performance on the basis of the numerous sustainability indicators assessed by S&P Global, based on an assessment process. For the financial sector, there were 27 banks included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2023, and 8 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index.
The results reflect the Group's commitment to ESG, confirmed within the framework of the Corporate Plan 2022-2025, which envisages a world-leading position in terms of social impact and climate focus.
From 2022 to 30 September 2023, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group disbursed €13.5 billion of social lending (new credit to support non-profit organizations, vulnerable people and young people, and urban regeneration) out of a Plan target of €25 billion; it carried out €32 million of the €50 million in interventions to combat poverty under the Food and Shelter Programme for people in need; disbursed (in the period 2021-30 September) €41 billion out of the €76 billion of new credit available to support the green economy, circular economy and ecological transition in relation to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026 (of which €7.5 billion for the circular economy out of the €8 billion envisaged in the Plan); achieved 91% of purchased electricity from renewable sources.
1 Data from the S&P Global platform as at 8 December 2023 - perimeter 'Dow Jones eligible universe'.