The four pillars of the new ESG strategy
The Bank will help its customers in their green transition, providing and channeling the financing needed to invest in sustainable business models, said Nikolas Hatzinikolaou, director of Strategy & Hellenic Bank's ESG.
According to the bank's announcement, in his presentation at the 15th Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility Conference, Mr. Hatzinikolaou said that the purpose of the new ESG Strategy is to benefit customers, staff, investors and society.
As a result, the new ESG strategy rests on four pillars: energy efficiency and zero carbon balance, the workforce of the future, resilience and performance and sustainable ecosystem.
< p class="text-paragraph">The main goal, he added, is to reduce the Bank's environmental impacts, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which come from the Bank's operations, but mainly from its loans and investments. To achieve this, Mr. Hatzinikolaou emphasized that we must encourage our customers to make lifestyle choices and business sustainability efforts.
Also, Andreas Papadopoulos, head of Hellenic Bank's Small and Medium Enterprises unit participated in the round table discussion: Sustainable Financing and Investments, reiterating the emphasis placed on supporting and encouraging green initiatives and businesses.