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Awards Updated: 12 Jul 2018

Garanti, best bank for sustainable finance in Central and Eastern Europe

Garanti Bank has been recognized as the “Best Bank in the Central and Eastern European Region” in this year’s edition of the Awards for Excellence organized by Euromoney, one of the world’s leading finance magazines.

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Ebru Dildar Edin, Executive Vice President of Garanti Bank and head of Corporate and Investment Banking, said in a statement: “We are delighted to receive this recognition for sustainable finance in the Central and Eastern European region, which has been presented this year for the first time. This award attests to all our years of hard work invested in delivering innovative products that contribute to the country’s sustainable development.”

Incorporating non-financial issues - such as environmental, social and governance - into its processes, Garanti Bank offers the best value in creating solutions to meet the needs of all its stakeholders. Garanti minimizes the negative impact of its lending activities by assessing their environmental and social effects in detail; and is playing a leading role in transforming the financial and private sectors by leveraging its capacity-building activities to support Turkey’s transition to a sustainable economy.

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Vice President of Garanti Bank, Ebru Dildar Edin (left), and Emerging Europe Editor of Euromoney, Lucy Fitzgeorge-Parker.

The Executive Vice President also stressed the institution’s commitment to creating social value in addition to delivering financial services, implementing projects aimed at supporting sustainable growth and progress. According to Ebru Dildar Edin, “supporting responsible and sustainable development is among our strategic goals and we will continue to focus our efforts on products and services in line with that goal. We intend to manage the environmental and social risks of our customers, to promote an inclusive economy where all individuals can equally benefit from opportunities, and to support the active participation of women in economic life.”

BBVA has been recognized in other four different categories at the year’s ‘Euromoney Awards for Excellence’. The bank received honors in regional categories like “Latin America’s best transactional bank”, and country categories such as “Mexico’s best bank”, “Mexico’s best investment bank”, and “Colombia’s best bank”.