Monday, December 11, 2017

JS Bank sponsored the WWF-Pakistan's Green Office Network Meeting, 2017


JS Bank sponsored WWF-Pakistan's Green Office Network Meeting 2017 at a local hotel in Lahore. The purpose of the network meeting was to urgently translate sustainability strategies and best practices for reducing plastic debris, in Pakistan, into actionable development plans. The theme of the event was “to turn the tide” and solve the excessive plastic waste problems that each one of us creates on a daily basis.

The one-day conference was attended by the corporate and public sector leaders, academics and industry practitioners from all across Pakistan. It included keynote speeches from the respected environmental lawyer, Mr. Rafay Alam who discussed the prevailing laws regarding plastic consumption and its alternatives in Pakistan. Mr. Hassaan Sipra, Scientific Officer, Centre for Climate Research and Development, COMSATS also shared a deep dived synthesis of his research on the informal waste sector of Lahore and the international labour organizations for plastics waste management in Pakistan.

The event was followed by an award ceremony for Green Offices with best performances in the reduction of their carbon footprint. In this regard, JS Bank received the Best Green Office coordinator award. 

Speaking on the occasion, Yawar Herekar, Head of Economics & Sustainability, JS Bank said “We have always strived to benefit the country and citizens through various green initiatives leading to an environmentally sustainable planet. In the past also, we met all the requirements set by WWF and became the first commercial bank in Pakistan to be certified by WWF-Pakistan as Green Office.”

Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General/ CEO, WWF-Pakistan, “Using an absurd amount of single-use plastics day after day is devastating our oceans. It is important to start focusing on phasing out single-use plastics instead of only thinking of end-of-pipe solutions such as recycling or waste disposal. Both governments and companies have to work together to minimize plastic waste.”

Nazifa Butt, Manager Environmental Assessment/Green Office Initiative, WWF-Pakistan said, “Our dependency on plastics has increased over the past decade, it’s time that civil society realizes the importance of not using plastics and chooses alternatives. WWF-Pakistan, through the Green Office Initiative, is also educating the corporate sector about plastic waste and encourages plastic recycling initiatives.” 

A series of specialist speakers from Engro Fertilizers, JS Bank, and Unilever Pakistan provided

insight into their respective plastic recycling initiatives, highlighting how their organization’s work is contributing to the underlying principles of environmental sustainability in Pakistan.

The event was concluded by the guest of honor, Begum Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan, Minister

Environment Protection, Punjab. "Efforts of the Government alone cannot have a significant outcome unless the public shows interest and gets involved in reducing plastic consumption. People should shift from disposable plastics to reusable material. If we do not take up this issue now, it can be devastating for all living beings." 

JS Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in Pakistan, with 323 branches in 161 cities including one international branch, and is a leading player in the digital banking space. JS Bank is also a recipient of 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.




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