YES BANK announces Natural Capital Awards 2018 to commemorate World Environment Day

June 13, 2018: YES BANK, India’s fourth largest private sector bank, announced the launch of yet another successful edition of its flagship YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018 at Natural Capital Forum organized by Natural Capital Coalition (NCC), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and YES BANK, on the occasion of World Environment Day. The awards recognize individuals, organisations and educational institutes dedicated to spearheading ecological conservation and environmental stewardship.

An eminentjury panel comprising of nature conservationists, photographers, andenvironmentalists will select the final winners after on-ground site visits andrigorous evaluation of the applications. The winners will be felicitated at agrand award ceremony in New Delhi during October 2018. Registrations of theawards opened from June 6, 2018 at yesbank.in/nca

The YES BANKNatural Capital Awards 2018 consists of the following 7 categories:

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Organizational Contributions:

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Pixel Perfect (Photography)

1

Eco Corporate (Manufacturing/Services)

2

Trailblazer (Photo essay)

2

Small Scale Organizations (MSMEs/Non-Profits)

3

Capturing the Ganges (New Photography Category)

3

Eco Campus (Educational Institutes)

4

Nature Leader (Individual recognition)   

 

 

 

 Speakingon the launch of the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2018, Mr. RanaKapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK, said, “Integrating natural capitalassessment and valuation into our economic system is critical to usher in atruly sustainable future for India. The Natural Capital Awards is a strategicplatform to encourage and recognise the efforts of individuals, environmentalistsand industry towards natural capital conservation and environmentalleadership.”

Speaking onthe occasion, Ms. Namita Vikas, Group President and Global Head, ResponsibleBanking and Climate Strategy, YES BANK, said, “Serving as the bed rock forsocio-economic development, integration of natural capital considerations isthe next sustainability frontier for businesses and individuals alike. YES BANKNatural Capital Awards aims to mainstream natural capital dialogue in India byshowcasing and recognizing best practices in natural capital consumption,accounting mechanisms and conservation, accomplished by industry and civilsociety. Over the years, Natural Capital Awards has transformed into alaunch-pad for impactful collaborative actions in natural capital to achievemulti-dimensional growth”

Thecompetition has gained a lot of popularity and saw a wide participation of morethan 10,000 entries from Government, corporates, international diaspora,wildlife & natural history specialists, sustainability professionals, andmultilateral agencies last year. Senior ministers including Dr. Harsh VardhanSingh (Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences,Environment, Forests and Climate Change); Shr. Suresh Prabhu (Hon’bleMinister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry); Shri PrakashJavadekar (Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development); ShriJitendra Singh (Hon’ble Minister of State (I/C) for Development ofNorth Eastern Region) amongst others have participated in previouseditions of the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards, and shared their valuableinsights.


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