Rosbank has won the Retail Finance Awards

    31 January

Rosbank became the laureate of the XII Annual Retail Finance Awards 2018, presented by The Retail Finance magazine for achievements in the retail financial business development in Russia. The award jury highly appreciated the development program START DIFFERENTELY for NGOs and social entrepreneurs, and recognized it as the winner in the nomination “The Best Social Project”.

The all-Russian program START DIFFERENTLY was launched by Rosbank in the collaboration with the social entrepreneurs support center Impact Hub Moscow. The main goal of the project is to help organizations that improve lives of people with disabilities to create financially sustainable business models. At the 12 places in the program, 154 applications were received from 69 cities of Russia entrepreneurs who employ people with disabilities or create goods and services for them. Program participants studied business management, financial management and team, marketing and product development for 10 weeks. The main prize for the winner was a three-day educational trip to Paris, the second and third places received an award of 200 and 150 thousand rubles.

The corporate social responsibility is an essential part of doing business in Rosbank – the bank integrates and supports actively the the Societe Generale Group approach and promotes the Group’s projects in Russia, as well as develops its own programs. Among the key projects implemented by Rosbank in 2018 are: complex program for NGO and social entrepreneurs START DIFFERENTLY, cross-functional project on the creation of accessible environment in the bank for people with disabilities, the joint environmental project of Rosbank and MSU Botanic Garden «Apothecary garden» and the creation of the first rainwater collection system, VII charity run of Societe Generale Group in Russia and others.

In 2018, Rosbank won the Green Office-2018 competition in the nomination «The Best Environmental Enlightenment Program for Employees», the special award of the jury of the National Banking Prize in CSR for the START DIFFERENTLY project, and took the second place in the Central Bank rating among 20 -and the largest Russian banks in terms of adaptation to the needs of clients with disabilities.

Rosbank also won the prize of Global Banking and Finance Awards 2018 of Global Banking and Finance Review magazine in the nomination «Best CSR bank in Russia».