DFCC Bank recognized at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany
December 22, 2021
Colombo: DFCC Bank, one of Sri Lanka’s fully-fledged commercial banks was recently recognized at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2021 in Karlsruhe, Germany for the 9th consecutive year with the following 2 awards:
- Sustainability Leader of the Year Certificate of Merit to the CEO of DFCC Bank, Mr Lakshman Silva to recognize his exceptional leadership in driving the business performance of DFCC BANK PLC, through creating social, economic and environmental values.
- Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement to recognize success in incorporating sustainability in its corporate strategy and its business processes;
Due to travel restrictions as a result of the pandemic, DFCC Bank was represented at the awards ceremony by Mr Darma Vivekachandran, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Radolfzell, Germany.
In a congratulatory message sent to Mr Lakshman Silva, CEO of DFCC Bank, Mr Arshad Rab, CEO of the European Organization for Sustainable Development (EOSD), the main organizer for this event, has stated, “We warmly congratulate you on being honoured with the Certificate of Merit, Sustainability Leader of the Year 2021. Our heartiest congratulations to you also for DFCC being recognized, under your leadership, by receiving the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement. The recognitions were conferred for demonstrating exceptional leadership in driving sustainability at the DFCC Bank and for your institution’s success in incorporating sustainability in its corporate strategy and its business processes. We have no doubt that these recognitions will not only inspire you and your institution to stay on course for making sustainability an integral part of your institution’s DNA, but in fact they will strengthen your resolve to intensify the sustainability journey.”
“We at DFCC are honoured to have received two awards at this prestigious event. These accolades are reflections of our commitment to Sustainability, as the Bank is now implementing its newly developed Sustainability Strategy 2020 – 2030 with the purpose of contributing towards a resilient Sri Lanka”, stated Mr Lakshman Silva – CEO DFCC Bank.
The Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Award honours financial institutions that have made significant contributions to the field of sustainable finance. Bagging awards for the 9th consecutive year, DFCC Bank has lived up to its name as the “Bank for Everyone”, focusing on the development, sustainability and inclusivity of the nation and its people.
About DFCC Bank
DFCC Bank is a full-service Commercial Bank with a legacy of 65 years as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost financial conglomerates that offer a range of commercial and development banking services. The Bank won the awards for Most Trusted Retail Banking Brand and Best Customer Service Banking Brand in Sri Lanka, 2021 from the prestigious Global Brands Magazine, UK and was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka. DFCC Bank is rated [SL] AA- Stable by ICRA Lanka Limited and A+ (lka) Stable by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.
Mr Darma Vivekachandran, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Radolfzell, Germany receiving the awards on behalf of DFCC Bank. L-R Mr. Tom Hoyem Member of the City Council of Karlsruhe & Former Cabinet Minister of the Kingdom of Denmark, Mr Darma Vivekachandran, Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka in Radolfzell, Germany, Mr.Arshad Rab, CEO – European Organization for Sustainable Development, Germany.
Photo credits. Copyright: Sabine Enderle, Press & Information Office of the City of Karlsruhe, Germany.