Center-invest Bank has secured a 3-year RUB745m loan from the Swiss fund Symbiotics to finance sustainable development projects. The loan agreement was signed on 14 December 2021. The funds will be used to finance new and established entrepreneurs whose businesses aim to address social challenges and are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and today’s environmental and social agenda.
Center-invest Bank’s “Loyal” account ranks in the top 15 in the rating of the best long-term deposit accounts in November 2021 produced by the financial marketplace Vyberu.ru.
The ratings agency Expert RA has published an analytical review and the first ESG transparency rating of Russian companies. Center-invest Bank ranks 5th among Russian financial institutions.
Based on an annual survey of the contact centres of Russian banks, Center-invest Bank has leading positions for service levels using digital channels and instant messaging apps.
The 2021 FINOPOLIS Forum of Innovative Financial Technologies will be held online. This format will allow Center-invest Bank to share its experience of the agile digitalisation of ESG banking with a wider audience.
Center-invest Bank, together with the international banking community, celebrates the Banking on Values Day. It is an initiative by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) to call for structural change to address the climate emergency and to claim for a more sustainable and inclusive financial system in the world.
Center-invest Bank summed up the results of the competition “Sustainable Development Goals and me” and awarded 19 winners who presented the best local solutions to global problems in accordance with the SDGs. The award ceremony was held online, the participants of the competition were congratulated by the President of Center-invest Bank, Doctor of Economics, Professor Vasily Vysokov.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Center-Invest Bank, Doctor of Economics, Professor Vasily Vysokov presented a unique methodology for ESG reporting in the metrics of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the book "Agile Digitalization of ESG Banking" at the annual European Chamber Meeting of GABV members, which was held on October 21-22, 2021 in Brussels.