DFCC Bank was awarded the Merit Award for Green Brand of the Year at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2023, which is a testament to the Bank’s commitment to sustainability and its pivotal role in promoting a green economy in Sri Lanka.
This recognition also acknowledges the Bank’s three-decade-long journey towards environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Thimal Perera, CEO of DFCC expressing his delight said, “Winning the Green Brand of the Year award is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to sustainability and responsible banking. We are honored to receive this title, which highlights our commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and society. Our Sustainability Strategy 2030 drives us to achieve ambitious goals across several KPIs, including education, entrepreneurship, environment, emergency relief, elderly care, and exercise. We envision a resilient business model that integrates green finance, sustainable entrepreneurship, and digital enablement to become the Bank for Green Finance.”
DFCC Bank’s proactive approach towards climate action has led to its accreditation by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in July 2023, which further cements its position as a leading institution dedicated to climate action.
DFCC Bank is the first and only institution in Sri Lanka to have achieved this milestone. The GCF is the world’s largest fund for climate action, and DFCC Bank’s accreditation empowers it to access concessionary funding to finance climate mitigation and adaptation projects costing up to USD 250 million per project across Sri Lanka. DFCC Bank has undergone a rigorous process to secure GCF accreditation, joining the ranks of esteemed institutions worldwide at the forefront of combating climate change and building a sustainable future.
DFCC Bank’s commitment to sustainability and responsible banking is evident through its proactive approach towards climate action and its success in securing GCF accreditation.
DFCC Bank is one of the top 40 corporates in Sri Lanka, as ranked by Business Today.