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CaixaBank has consolidated its position as one of the world’s most sustainable banks, after again being included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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• The bank scored 87 points, placing it among the world’s leading banks in terms of corporate responsibility.

• CaixaBank secured the top score (100) in categories such as financial stability, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, financial inclusion and cybersecurity.

CaixaBank has again been included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the world's foremost global sustainability index for companies. The bank secured a score of 87 points for the sixth consecutive year, thus consolidating CaixaBank’s standing as a world-leading bank in terms of corporate responsibility.

CaixaBank also managed to improve in some social and environmental areas. Specifically, DJSI analysts allocated CaixaBank top scores (100) in categories such as financial stability, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, financial inclusion and cybersecurity, as well as the transparency of social and environmental information. Other categories that were highly rated by analysts included risk management, environmental management, business ethics and talent management and attraction.

According to Gonzalo Gortázar, CaixaBank’s CEO, “the score secured by CaixaBank demonstrates our ability to consistently improve the social, environmental and governance aspects of our managerial approach while also driving profitability, as evidenced by the demanding global DJSI appraisal to which we submit ourselves each year”.

“This is a bank with social convictions”, added Gortázar, “that prioritises financial inclusion, supports saving and retirement planning, and implements active policies to tackle social issues via credit and housing. Our social engagement also extends beyond the financial realm, marking us out as a different kind of bank”.

The DJSI has included CaixaBank among the world’s most responsible companies for the sixth consecutive year. This year, DJSI analysts included a total of 28 banks on the global index, 11 of which are European.

The DJSI is a global index that evaluates companies’ conduct based on social, environmental and corporate governance criteria. It then selects the firms with the best sustainable growth strategies in each industry.

Launched in 1999, the DJSI is one of the foremost indices for investors who factor in sustainability criteria when building and managing investment portfolios. The results of the 2017 DJSI can be viewed from today at the official website (http://www.sustainability-indices.com).

Furthermore, in 2017 CaixaBank has likewise been included in other indices that evaluate financial, social and environmental management, including the Euronext Vigeo index Eurozone 120 and the Euronext Vigeo index Europe 120. CaixaBank also again featured this year on the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe, an index based on analysis conducted by the Vigeo Eiris sustainability rating agency, and the FTSE4Good, which measures social, environmental and good governance aspects at companies, and the well-known sustainability rating agency, Oekom, has awarded Prime to CaixaBank.

 

 

 

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