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Within the framework of the bank’s responsible financing

Bankia and the Comunidad de Madrid sign a 97 million loan to finance social and environmental projects

The agreement is structured around a sustainable loan, with a term of ten years, and framed in the policy of the entity to bet on socially responsible investment (SRI).
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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05 April 2019 - 12:45

  • These projects are related to housing, education, health, social and economic inclusion and the financing of SMEs, as well as climate change and environmental management
  • The company Sustainalytics, which is responsible for rating the sustainability of listed companies, has certified the criteria for considering the Bankia loan as responsible financing

Bankia and the Comunidad de Madrid have formalised a sustainable loan of 97 million euros to finance social and environmental projects in the region.

The operation is structured around a sustainable loan, which will be valid for ten years, and which forms part of Bankia’s policy of investing in socially responsible investment (SRI), which is establishing a new relationship between finance and sustainability.

Through the Regional Ministry of Economy, Employment and Finance, the Community of Madrid will allocate the proceeds from the bank’s loan to finance environmental and social programmes, as well as the provision of services to these areas.

These include those related to support for the Madrid Public Health Service system, affordable housing, education, social and economic inclusion and financing for small and medium-sized enterprises. Moreover, actions related to environmental management are contemplated as are those which minimise climate impact.

“For Bankia, responsible management is synonymous of sustainability and competitiveness. It is a way of working with a view to the future and defining products and services that generate value in the environment”, explains Bankia’s Corporate Social Responsibility Director, David Menéndez.

Sustainalytics, a company that certifies the sustainability of listed companies on the basis of their environmental, social and corporate governance performance, has been responsible for certifying the sustainability criteria for considering the loan as responsible financing.

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The Federació de Pilota Valenciana (FPV) and Bankia present the final of the Women's Raspall League

The first act of the final of the most important tournament of the female raspall will be played next Saturday, June 15, in the street of Beniparrell ball, at 19 hours.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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10 June 2019 - 18:15

The Federació de Pilota Valenciana (FPV) and Bankia inaugurated the Bankia Elite Raspall League 2019 in a ceremony held at the Assembly Hall of Bankia's headquarters in Valencia.

The event was attended by the chairman of the FPV, José Daniel Sanjuán; the councillor of Sports and Equality, Isabel García; the commercial manager of Bankia in Valencia and Castelló, Rosa Piqueras, and the coordinator of Valencian pilota of the Generalitat Valenciana, Sebastià Giner, as well as representatives of the finalist teams, Bicorp and Beniparrell.

The first event of the final of the most important women's raspall competition. This will take place on Saturday, 15 June, at Calle de Pelota in Beniparrell, at 7 pm, filmed by À Punt Mèdia.

The president of the FPV, José Daniel Sanjuán, has highlighted the importance of women in sport. "From the Federation we are trying to position women's sport in the place it should occupy. The players are a role model for today's Valencian pilota, complementing this sport with their spirit of self-improvement and sacrifice. Institutions such as Bankia, together with the Provincial Council and the Generalitat Valenciana, increase the visibility of women's sports and that is something we will always be grateful for".

Rosa Piqueras, a Bankia representative at the event, assured that "at Bankia we are very proud to be able to support the practice of this sport among women, which is already unstoppable". "It is a great satisfaction to sponsor and take part in women's championships this season, such as the League and the Individual, along with the men's competitions. Of course, today we must congratulate the Bicorp A and Beniparell teams, Victoria, Mar, Aida, Ana and Noelia for their great performance in this competition and for deservingly reaching the grand finale of this Saturday", she said, and assured that "Bankia will continue to collaborate with pilota".

The councillor for Sports, Isabel García, thanked Bankia "for joining us in the promotion of women's pilota; we have found an ally in you. This growth women's pilota in Valencia, which has been fast and significant, has been possible thanks to our cooperation with the Federation these last four years", while the representative of the Generalitat Valenciana, Sebastià Giner, remarked that "the Bicorp team is back at the finals one more and will prove itself against Beniparrell. These are two very high-level and coordinated teams that will ensure a great show that is taking place thanks to the sponsorship of Bankia, which maintains its commitment to our sport, and once again this year, filmed by À Punt Mèdia.

Lastly, the finalists, Victoria and Mar from Bicorp, together with Ana and Noelia from Beniparrell, closed the ceremony with the traditional choosing of the balls for the grand finale on Saturday.

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Bankia joins the UN's Principles for Responsible Banking

The banking entity maintains a model of Responsible Management that has as its objective not only economic profitability, but also social responsibility and respect for the environment.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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29 May 2019 - 11:45

  • The UN Environment Programme Financial Initiative (UNEP FI) is a worldwide collaboration between financial institutions and the United Nations to identify and promote a good relation between financial institutions and sustainable development
  • By adhering to the six Principles for Responsible Banking, Bankia is committed to adapting its business to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change
  • "Adherence to the Principles for Responsible Banking means continuing our path towards a fairer economy, capable of transforming the environment and contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda", said Bankia's chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri

Bankia has joined the United Nations Environment Programme Financial Initiative (UNEP FI), which includes 240 financial institutions around the world.

This global initiative, promoted by the United Nations, seeks to achieve synergies between responsible banking and sustainable development, thereby committing financial institutions to contributing to the improvement of society and the environment by supporting the construction of a more sustainable and inclusive world.

By adhering to the UNEP FI, financial institutions openly acknowledge their active role in creating a sustainable economy and are committed to integrating environmental and social considerations into their operations.

The chairman of Bankia, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, said that "the sustainability of our project is based on a Responsible Management model aimed not only at economic profitability, but also at social responsibility and respect for the environment".

"This management model is reinforced through our adherence to these Principles for Responsible Banking, which entail continuing our path towards a fairer economy, capable of transforming the environment and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Agenda 2030", the chairman said.

By adhering to the six Principles for Responsible Banking, financial institutions publicly assume the duty to adapt their activities to the SDGs and the Paris Agreement. They are committed to expanding their positive impacts, reducing the negative ones, working responsibly with their customers to foster sustainable practices and involve stakeholders in order to achieve the objectives.

The UN initiative calls for sound governance and goal-oriented policies. These points will be reviewed periodically by the institutions that will report on the impacts of their activity with full transparency and accountability.

Currently, the Principles for Responsible Banking are in a public consultation phase until 31 May. During this period, financial entities and stakeholders around the world can submit feedback, which will then be evaluated for incorporation into the principles that will be ratified by banks at the UN General Assembly, to be held in New York in September 2019.

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More than 70 people take part in the Dualiza Encounter of the Bankia Foundation to promote Dual Vocational Training in La Rioja

Key sectors of La Rioja's economy and a dozen educational centres participated in this encounter organised in Logroño by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 00:00

  • 7 key sectors of La Rioja's economy have been present
  • The director of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined that this meeting “is part of the commitment that, from Dualiza Bankia, we have with education and with La Rioja”

More than 70 people attended the first Dualiza Encounter organised in Logroño by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training - through its Dualiza Bankia brand - and the national association of FPEmpresa centres, together with the Federation of Entrepreneurs of La Rioja and the regional government.

The director of the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, Juan Carlos Lauder, underlined that “this Dualiza Meeting is part of the commitment that, from Dualiza Bankia, we have with education and with this region. We firmly believe that a boost to Vocational Training and its dual modality will contribute to greater social cohesion and we want to continue working to achieve this”.

The General Director of Education of the Government of La Rioja, Miguel Ángel Fernández, wanted to thank both Dualiza Bankia and FPEmpresa for their cooperation and encouraged both institutions to continue their support to the region.

For his part, the chairman of FER, Jaime García Calzada, stressed that “vocational training and dual vocational training are a response to the needs of the labour market, which usually evolves very quickly, and therefore vocational training must be in constant evolution, with cycles that respond to this demand, to these increasingly specialised profiles. We want an open, flexible education system, close to companies and permanently adapted to the reality of the economic and business sectors”.

The event, held at the Think Tic, seeks to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of Dual Vocational Training in La Rioja with the aim of seeing how it can be promoted, getting more centres and more companies to collaborate in its promotion, and discovering which are the keys to achieving a model of excellence that is sustainable over time.

To do so, companies belonging to 7 key sectors in the economy of La Rioja (IT, automotive, mechanical manufacturing, renewable energy, graphic arts, installation and maintenance, and electricity and electronics) and a dozen educational centres have exposed the main obstacles encountered and have posed their doubts when implementing the dual.

Dualiza Bankia, Bankia’s dual training initiative

Dualiza Bankia is the brand through which the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training carries out all of its promotion and prestige activities regarding vocational training and dual vocational training, keeping in mind that it improves the employability of students and the competitiveness of companies. And it represents the commitment acquired by Bankia to the promotion of education as a way to improve society, combat inequality and promote greater social cohesion.

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Bankia and Sa Nostra Foundation provide 120,000 euros to support the social programmes of 33 associations in the Balearic Islands

The 33 entities selected may be financed from a minimum of 2,000 euros and up to a maximum of 8,000 euros.

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31 May 2019 - 11:45

  • A total of 43 proposals have been submitted to the first edition of the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’
  • The selected associations will carry out projects in the areas of employment, local development, the elderly and disabled, which will benefit more than 48,000 people.

Bankia and Sa Nostra Foundation will provide 120,000 euros in support of 33 associations in the Balearic Islands that have submitted their initiatives to the call for proposals ‘Aid to Social Action Projects 2019’. The projects of these associations will benefit more than 48,000 people.

The 33 entities selected will carry out social programmes in the areas of employment, local development, the elderly and disabled people with the aim of improving the quality of life of groups at risk of social exclusion in the Balearic Islands.

The projects may be financed from a minimum of 2,000 euros and up to a maximum of 8,000 euros and, in no event may the amount received exceed 70% of the total cost of the project.

The beneficiary entities in this first edition are as follows:

  • Associació Estel de Llevant.
  • Hermanas Caridad San Vicente de Paul.
  • Aspanadif.
  • APNEEF. Asociación de Personas con Necesidades Especiales de Ibiza y Formentera.
  • Aproscom Fundació.
  • Fundació Pere Tarrés.
  • Patronat Agrupació Prominusvàlids Psíquics de la Comarca d'Inca.
  • Fundació Projecte Home Balears.
  • ABDEM. Asociación Balear de Esclerosis Múltiple.
  • Fundació Natzaret.
  • Amadiba.
  • Treball Solidari.
  • Fundación Aldaba.
  • Fundación Aspace Baleares.
  • Fundación Rana.
  • Aspaym Balears.
  • ASPROM.
  • ALAS. Associació de Lluita Anti-Sida de les Balears.
  • Fundació Sant Joan de Déu Serveis Socials Mallorca.
  • Fundació IReS.
  • Fundació Patronat Obrer de Sant Josep.
  • Alcer Illes Balears. Asociación para la lucha contra las enfermedades de riñón.
  • Coordinadora Balear de Persones amn Discapacitat.
  • Asociación La Sonrisa Médica.
  • Fundació Projecte Jove.
  • Fundació Tutelar Demà per a persones amb trastorn mental greu.
  • ASDICA.
  • Associació Mallorca Sense Fam.
  • Can Gazà. Institut contra l’exclusió social.
  • Asociación para la rehabilitación de accidentados cerebrales de Baleares.
  • Asociación Zaqueo.
  • Fundació d'ajuda integral a les persones Monti-Sion Solidària.
  • ‘Sa Colometa’ Associació de Familiars de Persones amb Discapacitat de les Pitiüses.

The grants will be awarded to the associations at an event held on 18 June at the Sa Nostra Foundation headquarters in Palma de Mallorca, which will be attended by representatives of the selected projects.

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