Intesa Sanpaolo Again in the Dow Jones Indices for Economic, Social and Environmental Sustainability
13 September 2018, Milan, Turin, Moscow. Intesa Sanpaolo has retained its status as one of the most active groups in the world in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability. For the eighth year running, the Group has been included – as the only Italian bank – in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which are among the most important global and European stock exchange indices assessing the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of companies.
Intesa Sanpaolo achieved an overall score of 80 out of 100, compared to an industry average of 54. The performance was particularly strong in the environmental area, with a score of 90, compared to an industry average of 55. The top result was achieved in the sections dedicated to financial stability, management of risks and business opportunities in the environmental area, environmental reporting, and financial inclusion. Within the banking industry, in 2018, 27 banks were included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and 10 in the Europe Index.
“Inclusion in this index, which is one of the most authoritative and selective at international level, for the eighth year running confirms the recognition of the Group’s daily commitment to integrating economic, social and environmental sustainability into our corporate strategy, a commitment that we have also highlighted in the 2018-2021 Business Plan”, stated Carlo Messina, Managing Director and CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo. “As the leading bank in Italy and one of the leaders in Europe, we are proud to support responsible growth, focused on inclusion, the wellbeing of people, communities and the environment, by guaranteeing solidity and transparency, which are fundamental for a sustainable present and future and are increasingly important in assessing the value of a company.”