YES BANK Maintains Position on Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for Third Consecutive Year

YES BANK among 49 global banks to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, continues to be 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 third consecutive year.

The Emerging Markets Index for 2017 comprises of 91 companies from 14 emerging economies, including China, Brazil, South Africa and Taiwan. The selection is effective from September 18, 2017, and would be valid for one year.

YES BANK is the first and only Indian Bank to be selected in both Dow Jones Sustainability Index - Emerging Markets, and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. The Bank has also been assigned AAA Rating by MSCI ESG Research.

With sustainable investing on the rise, growing number of asset owners are integrating Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in their investment decisions. According to United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, April 2016, the investor community, with over USD 60 trillion in assets under management (AUM), has committed to integrate sustainability in their investment decisions.

DJSI, the gold standard for corporate sustainability, is highly regarded by global investors and financial analysts looking at ESG-based investments.

On being selected into the DJSI Emerging Market Index, Rana Kapoor, MD and CEO, YES BANK, said: “It is a matter of great institutional pride to be selected in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index, for the third time sequentially. It is a true testament to YES BANK’s uncompromising focus on corporate governance, risk management, prioritizing ESG performance and mainstreaming sustainability in the Indian banking sector, through cutting edge solutions in climate and environmental finance and community impact.”

YES BANK is the only Indian bank, among 49 global banks, to be included in DJSI.

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