Bank Sarasin-Alpen Limited, Dubai won the Arabia CSR Awards 2011 Small category at an awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai on 26th October, 2011. Bank Sarasin-Alpen has the honour of being the only private bank to be recognized by the Arabia CSR awards since it was launched four years ago.
Bank Sarasin-Alpen is a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co, Switzerland - an organization which is known for Sustainable Swiss private banking since 1841. The Sarasin Group is incorporated in the GCC as Sarasin-Alpen. It was established in the region through its first office in Dubai in 2005 and since then has built a strong presence by expanding its operations to Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman and India. Bank Sarasin-Alpen provides a complete range of first class private banking and investment advisory solutions to private and institutional clients in GCC and South Asia.
Rohit Walia, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Bank Sarasin Alpen Group
We are honoured to be recognized by the Arabia CSR Awards 2011 for our various sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Sustainability is the core of our corporate philosophy and is reflected in our interaction with our clients, employees as well as stakeholders. Through our initiatives, I hope we have made a difference not only to those whose lives we have touched, but also in terms of highlighting the responsibility that organizations have, irrespective of their size of operation, towards the community”.
Habiba Al Marashi, President & CEO Arabia CSR Network and Board Member UN Global Compact
Bank Sarasin-Alpen’s holistic view on sustainability together with a thorough understanding of CSR and sustainability policies, processes and goals, has made its application one of the strongest entries received. I congratulate Bank Sarasin-Alpen on this achievement and I hope it continues with its efforts in the sphere of corporate social responsibility and awareness”.
The Arabia CSR Awards were launched in 2008 and are organized, for the second year, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Group, Chairman, Dubai Airports. The awards recognize and honour organizations in the Arab region that demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment in corporate sustainability. Arabia CSR Awards is the only awards framework that is supported by the UNGC (United Nations Global Compact) in the region. This year marks the fourth cycle of the Arabia CSR Awards.