Kerala-based ESAF Small Finance Bank has won Global Sustainability Award 2020, initiated by Energy and Environment Foundation.
K Paul Thomas, founder and CEO of ESAF Small Finance Bank, has received the award from union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in an online summit.
Marise Payne, Australia’s minister for foreign affairs, attended the summit.
According to the organisers, the bank was selected for this year’s award in recognition of its outstanding contributions, commitment and actions that have made a positive impact on the environment.
“The award is a recognition to ESAF’s unique social business strategy with a triple bottom line approach emphasizing people, planet and prosperity throughout our journey of three decades impacting over 4.4 million people and their families spread across different states of India as a social bank,” K Paul Thomas said in a statement.