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Malaysia’s CIMB signs on to UN’s environment programme principles

| 27 August, 2018
 NST Business

August 27, 2018 @ 8:59am | KUALA LUMPUR

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is officially a member of the United Nations’ (UN) Environment Programme Finance Initiative Principles for Responsible Banking (UNEP-FI).

This makes CIMB the only banking group in Malaysia and Asean to be a founding member of the sustainable initiative, together with 26 other leading banks from five continents and 19 countries.

In a statement, the bank said the core UNEP-FI group, made up of 27 member banks, will help redefine the global banking industry’s role and responsibilities in shaping a more sustainable future.

CIMB Group chief executive officer Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Aziz said as a leading universal bank in Asean, CIMB has always perceived its role as going beyond providing great financial products and services.

“As such, we are playing a more active and meaningful role in shaping our planet’s sustainable future by championing responsible banking globally.

“CIMB is fully committed to achieving UNEP-FI’s objectives to help transform global banking practices to ensure the industry creates a positive impact not just economically, but also socially and environmentally,” he said.

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