Intesa Sanpaolo wins the 2019 Sustainable Development Grand Prix in Assosef
During the 13th edition of the Green Globe Banking 2030 Conference, which was held on December 10 in Bologna, Intesa Sanpaolo won the 2019 Sustainable Development Grand Prix, for the contribute to the promotion of the UN's 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals.
The initiative was organized by the European Sustainability and Financial Services Association - ASSOSEF - with the aim of promoting the spread of green and sustainable finance culture and practices.
The award was presented to Intesa Sanpaolo for its commitment to the circular economy and organized activities, according to the reasons of the Scientific Committee of Assosef, "for poverty reduction, to incentivize work and sustainable economic growth, to improve the conditions of cities and to equip itself with a fair governance system that fights corruption and is respectful of gender and diversity."
Intesa Sanpaolo: successfully completed the placement of the first Sustainability Bond dedicated to the Circular Economy
Intesa Sanpaolo has successfully completed the placement of its first Sustainability Bond for supporting loans granted by the Bank as part of the 5- billion-euro fund for the circular economy, launched last year. Demand reached over 3.5 billion euro, proof of the strong position held by Intesa Sanpaolo in international markets in this specific sector as well. The Bank completed the transaction by placing 750 million euro of bonds at a fixed rate of 0.75%, with a 5- year maturity.
Intesa Sanpaolo joins the Unep FI Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)
Intesa Sanpaolo is one of the more than one hundred banks in the world and the largest Italian bank, among the institutions that signed the "Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)" from UNEP FI, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative.
These are principles that establish the role and responsibility of the banking sector in supporting a sustainable future.
A further demonstration of the central role attributed by Intesa Sanpaolo to the social cultural and civil growth of the communities in which it operates.
Intesa Sanpaolo confirmed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Intesa Sanpaolo's second Green Bond Report is published
Intesa Sanpaolo was the first Italian Bank to issue a Green Bond for 500 million euros, in 2017. The Green Bond was issued to finance projects dedicated to environmental sustainability, particularly in renewable energy and energy efficiency systems. The proceeds were fully allocated with 75 projects funded and 353,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided annually. This is a further demonstration of the Group's strong commitment to sustainability and supporting projects with a positive impact on the environment.
This year’s update is the second annual report on the use of Green Bond proceeds.
World Environmental Day: the Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s adhesion
June 5 2019 - For the eleventh 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. The theme of this year is "Beat air pollution" (101 KB).
Intesa Sanpaolo's 2018 Consolidated Non-financial Statement is published
The 2018 Consolidated Non-financial Statement reports the Group's commitment to sustainability; 2018 results confirm the key role of Intesa Sanpaolo in supporting projects for the social and cultural development of the communities in which it operates, together with its commitment towards the protection of the environment. (PDF 4.922)
Intesa Sanpaolo included in the Corporate Knights ranking and in the "Climate Change A List" 2018 of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
The ranking drawn up by Corporate Knights, analyzes a panel of about 7,500 companies worldwide, examined against 21 indicators that evaluate environmental, social and governance aspects.
The group's strong commitment was also acknowledged by the carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) with the confirmation of our group in the "Climate Change A List" 2018, which includes the Best Companies in the world for performance in reducing carbon emissions and mitigating risks of climate change.