YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, is an outcome of the professional entrepreneurship of its founder, Mr. Rana Kapoor and the Bank’s highly competent management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven, private Indian bank catering to the “future businesses of India”.

YES BANK has striven to be part of India’s growth story and has adapted a strategic approach to sustainability driven by its responsible banking philosophy which has produced credible and tangible results for the Bank and the wider stakeholder community.

With over 430 branches in over 275 locations, the Bank’s vision is to Build the BEST QUALITY BANK OF THE WORLD IN INDIA by 2015 and evolve as the Professionals’ Bank in India.

Sustainability Policy

YES BANK has well defined processes and specific business units that implement its sustainability policies and priorities. The Bank’s Sustainability Strategy has five key parameters:

  • Integrating ESG parameters into lending decisions/project financing

  • Innovating products and business solutions that directly address environmental/ social concerns

  • Proactively directing investment toward projects that have positive social and environmental outcomes

  • Instituting Sustainability Management Frameworks

  • Training and diversifying human resource skills base to include social and environmental practitioners

The Bank’s Responsible Banking philosophy has two components – Thought and Action. The Thought function focuses on sustainability research and thought leadership, sustainability advisory and training, triple bottom line accounting and reporting and community engagement.

Responsible Banking in Action includes business units that specialize in key business areas of the Bank with a positive socio-environmental impact. These include Agribusiness and Rural Banking, Microfinance and Affordable Housing Group, Inclusive and Social banking and Sustainable Investment Banking.

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