Forbes and KPMG rating “Best employers in Russia”: VTB took “platinum” position
VTB was recognized as one of the best, “platinum” Russian employers according to the Forbes magazine rating, developed with the participation of KPMG. VTB became one of 11 companies included in the Platinum category of the Best Employers in Russia rating.
“Compliance with ESG principles is one of the key objectives of VTB's long-term development, which confirms the continuity of the course laid down in the Group's strategy several years ago. We work in a team, we value the professionalism of each employee and contribute to his development, we are constantly improving and are responsible for the result. Our main value is the client. We build partnerships and help to solve any life problems. VTB is an open system in which the client is free to make decisions and can always count on our professional help. We are sure that VTB's successful ESG transformation works directly in the interests of our clients, “said Olga Dergunova, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank.
VTB is a pioneer of the responsible finance market in Russia. VTB Group took part in the organization of ESG bonds worth over $ 3.7 billion. In 2021, VTB organized five placements of green and social bonds totaling 137 billion rubles in terms of rubles. In October 2021, the bank presented the ESG platform – a fully open infrastructure for ESG transformation, which includes a set of financial products and services that meet environmental, social and corporate governance standards. In total, the perimeter of VTB's ESG platform currently includes about 20 areas of the group's activities that meet the Bank's Sustainable Development Strategy.
The impact of ESG on the economy of Russia and the world is one of the topics that will be discussed at the 13th Investment Forum VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” The forum will be held on November 30 – December 1, 2021 in an online format. The broadcasts of the sessions and the program of the forum can be found on the official website of the event.
The Forbes rating has been compiled for the third year in a row. In 2020, the rating methodology was refined to cover as many ESG metrics as possible. Companies were assessed in three main blocks: “Employees and Society”, “Environment” and “Corporate Governance”. VTB demonstrated the highest performance in all rating metrics.