17th April 2018: Romina Alam Khan, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change visited the Central Offices of JS Group to meet with officials from JS Bank and the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF).
As per the Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report, Pakistan is ranked as the 7th most vulnerable country to global warming and climate change. In view of the country’s increasing vulnerability to adverse climate change, discussions were held on how JS Group and in particular JS Bank and MJSF can work together with the Ministry of Climate Change, to boost climate adaptation action and limit the impact of global warming. “Effective and continual climate action is the need of the hour.” said Imran Shaikh, Head of Marketing and Brand Management for JS Bank. Ali Charanya, COO of MJSF agreed that urgent steps must be taken in this regard and that MJSF is already working towards this end goal.
Appreciating the efforts of JS Group on the environmental front, Parliamentary Secretary Romina Alam stated that, “JS Group is amongst the few conglomerates of Pakistan who have undertaken sustained corporate social responsibility programs. I look forward to collaborating with the Group on climate change management.”
JS Bank is at the forefront of introducing environmentally and socially responsible banking solutions in Pakistan. This includes the conversion of branches on to solar power as well as implementation of the Green Office initiatives in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) through reduction of waste generation and power usage. MJSF is also working with communities across the nation to mitigate the impact of climate change in underprivileged areas as they are at greater risk due to changing weather patterns and natural disasters.
About JS Bank:
JS Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in Pakistan, with 323 branches in 161 cities nationwide. It also has an international presence and is a leading player in the digital banking space. JS Bank has received the prestigious award for Best Environmental and Social Governance Bank at the Pakistan Banking Awards 2017. The Bank is part of JS Group, one of the Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services group. For more information, please visit http://www.jsbl.com.