Doha Bank was honoured with the Company of the Year Award by Qatar University (QU) yesterday.
On receiving the award from Dr Hassan al-Derham, president of QU, Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman stressed that the award was given for the bank’s contribution to sustainable
development in Qatar.
He said, “Doha Bank believes in Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030, which aims to direct Qatar towards a balance between developmental needs and the protection of its natural environment, whether land, sea or air.
“QNV 2030 includes an emphasis on establishing an effective legal framework and the environmental institutions that can serve as the guardians of Qatar’s environmental heritage. QNV 2030 also emphasises the importance of increasing citizens’ awareness of their role in protecting the country’s environment for their children and the nation’s future
Dr Seetharaman highlighted the measures of Doha Bank on sustainable development, saying: “Doha Bank advocates and practises Green Banking, which is one of the core business philosophies that would support the sustainability into the future. Doha Bank is also active in supporting the youth of the nation from a human development perspective and conducts numerous programmes to help develop indigenous talent.”
Further, the bank supports social integration across various areas of society and actively participates in key economic events, keynote sessions and other major local and global programmes, he noted.
Doha Bank’s ECO-Schools Programme is part of its Green Banking Mission and the bank has also “embraced sustainable business practices to satisfy its customers and promote solid environmental stewardship”, he observed. “In doing so, the bank has embarked on a greener path in business and their personal lives.”
Dr Seetharaman said the financial sector could participate in sustainable development by taking initiatives to manage climate change and mitigate global warming. “Doha Bank Group, as part of its corporate social responsibility, will demonstrate fair, open, efficient and consistent business practices to mitigate climate change and promote sustainable
development,” he added.
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