Posted on December 02, 2018

DOHA BANK has been selected in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. The selection highlights DOHA BANK’s continued leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. DOHA BANK was rated above the threshold for companies in emerging markets, as well as that of developed markets, by FTSE Russell. DOHA BANK was selected amongst 134 Financial Services companies from emerging markets, including China, Brazil, South Africa and GCC.

The Emerging Index comprises of companies selected through an assessment of over 300 data points that include:

  • Environmental Pillar: Climate change action, environmental footprint, and environmental supply chain
  • Social Pillar: Community initiatives, human rights and labor practices
  • Governance Pillar: Corporate governance, customer responsibility, risk management and tax transparency

On being included in the FTSE4GOOD EMERGING INDEX, Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank said, “Doha Bank’s inclusion in FTSE4Good Emerging Index is a matter of great institutional pride and is a reflection of our consistent focus on prioritizing Corporate Governance, Risk Management and ESG performance. We believe that focusing on our Environmental & Social agenda coupled with best in class governance practices are the cornerstone of sustainable banking. This selection reiterates Doha Bank’s unmatched commitment to set benchmarks in climate action, community impact, and transparency.”

The FTSE4Good Emerging Index, launched in December 2016, assesses 1000+ companies across 47 countries and comprises 528 organizations while covering 23 emerging economies including Brazil, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, South Africa and UAE. The selection is effective from June 19, 2018, and would be valid till the next annual review.