Unicaja Banco joins one more year the communication campaign Altavoz ODS (#ApoyamoslosODS), promoted by the Global Compact Network Spain, to contribute to the dissemination of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) included in the 2030 Agenda. This campaign coincides with the sixth anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN).
The bank joins this campaign within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability policy and in collaboration with the Global Compact Network Spain, to which the bank belongs. This campaign seeks to contribute to raise awareness of the SDGs among all the stakeholders: governments, companies, civil society and citizens around the world.
With regard to this campaign, it should be mentioned that Unicaja Banco has participated recently in the training programme Climate Ambition Accelerator, a UN Global Compact initiative for companies to gain further knowledge and skills to contribute to the reduction by 50% of global emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero in 2050.
Unicaja Banco joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2013 and became a partner of the Global Compact Network Spain in 2017. Since that year, in addition to promoting the Ten Principles of the Global Compact, it works to implement the 2030 Agenda and to align its corporate management with the SDGs, to find new business opportunities, improve the relationship with stakeholders and to promote innovation.
The importance of Sustainability and CSR for Unicaja Banco
Unicaja Banco integrates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in the core of its corporate strategy, in its management instrument, in the sale of products and financial services and in the development of its actions plans.
In this sense, Unicaja Banco has established a set of commitments included in an ‘Action Plan on Sustainable Finance’, approved in June 2020 and reviewed in April 2021, to incorporate specific measures to adapt the bank’s climate and environmental risk management to the European Central Bank (ECB) expectations.
Furthermore, the United Nations Institute for Professional Training and Research (Unitar) has recently recognized Unicaja Banco’s commitment to sustainable finance and its support to the dissemination of SDGs and 2030 Agenda. As a proof of the said acknowledgement, it gave the bank a commemorative plaque.
Likewise, since Unitar established in Malaga an International Center for Training of Authorities and Leaders (Cifal) in 2018, Unicaja Banco has shown its support and collaboration with the work carried out by this institution to promote financial inclusion and sustainable development.