QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its support as a strategic partner for the Qatar Green Building Council’s sixth edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW), taking place until October 30.
The support to this event emphasises the group’s continuous efforts towards supporting the initiatives of its sustainability agenda, along with raising awareness in the community and showcasing the progress that Qatar has made in the areas of sustainability.
The bank’s role as strategic partner, and its continuous support towards national and community initiatives, is a core part of QNB’s sustainability approach and framework.
The continued action and focus on sustainability initiatives have enabled the group’s lead in regional rankings, where it received an “AA” ESG (environment social and governance) rating from MSCI.
Additionally, the group was recognised by the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) as a “Green Pioneer in Qatar”, and has received the Global Finance Sustainable Finance Awards for “Outstanding Sustainable Financing in Emerging Markets” and “Outstanding Leadership in Green Bonds”.
The QSW serves as a unique platform to promote Qatar’s sustainability vision as well as community engagement with relevant stakeholders under an overarching umbrella to achieve the state’s sustainable development goals.
QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is the official Middle East and Africa supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the official Qatari bank of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020.
Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the group extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 28,000 operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines.