Doha, 9 October 2022 – QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its support as a strategic partner for the Earthna Centre 7th edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW), taking place from 8 to 15 October 2022.
QNB Group’s participation in QSW is in line with the Group’s continuous efforts to support the transition towards a carbon neutral economy by creating awareness on the topic of sustainability amongst the community. QSW serves as a unique platform to promote the State of Qatar’s sustainability vision and to showcase the progress that the State has made in the area of sustainability. The week also fosters community engagement with relevant stakeholders in support of this vision.
The Bank’s role as strategic partner, and its continuous support towards national and community initiatives, is a core part of QNB Group’s sustainability approach and framework. During the week, the Group will leverage its significant social media presence to run a sustainability awareness campaign for its customers.
Ahead of QSW, and to celebrate International Coffee Day, the Group worked with a local SME to set up a recycling initiative for staff to recycle their single-use coffee cups. In addition to enjoying free coffee, this further illustrate the Group’s efforts to minimise its environmental impact.
In the run-up to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the Group has also increased its engagement with employees and customers though rolling out a number of football related campaigns. This includes a competition for children to create handmade versions of the football stadiums. The winning creations won tickets to attend FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ matches.
QNB Group maintains leading external ESG ratings, including an “AA” in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment, and has been the recipient of numerous ESG awards this year, including “Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Finance” and “Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Bonds” by Global Finance Awards. This positions QNB Group as one of the regional ESG leaders.
QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is proud to be the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ and the Official Qatari Bank of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020™. Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the Group extends to more than 30 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 27,000 operating through 1000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,700 machines.