ESAF Small Finance Bank has won the Global Sustainability Award 2020 sponsored by Energy and Environment Foundation. The bank’s founder and CEO K. Paul Thomas received the award from Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in an online summit. The event was attended by Marise Payne, Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs. The bank was selected for this year’s award in recognition of its outstanding contributions, commitment, and actions that have made a positive impact on the environment. Paul Thomas said the award is a recognition of ESAF’s unique social business strategy with a triple bottom line approach emphasizing people, planet, and prosperity throughout our journey of 3 decades impacting over 4.4 million people and their families spread across different states of India as a social bank. The Global Sustainability Award serves as an inspiration for transformative action, business excellence, and environmental management across the world to improve the management of natural resources, demonstrating new ways to tackle climate change or raising awareness of emerging environmental challenges.