By applying an ESG banking model, Center-invest Bank is achieving: sustainable, balanced growth;long-term competitiveness in Russian and international markets (including when compared to the speculative market); and high rankings among Russian banks, especially for products relating to energy efficiency, SMEs, youth and female entrepreneurship, retail lending, public-private partnership, and social enterprise.
In 2021 the Russian rating agency ACRA and Moody’s Investors Service upheld Center-invest Bank’s existing ratings: А (RU) and Ba3 (outlook stable), respectively.
In 2020 Center-invest Bank was recognised by the Euromoney magazine as Central and Eastern Europe’s best bank for corporate responsibility. An organically developing regional bank, Center-invest Bank is a shining example of the successful implementation of an ESG banking business model in Russia.
Center-invest became the first Russian bank to receive an ESG — ranking from Vigeo Eiris, taking 17th place among 76 European banks.