YES Bank has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2013 in the Banking (Private) category. Nikhil Kumar, governor of Kerala, presented the award to Namita Vikas, chief sustainability officer of the bank. The bank received this recognition for leadership in the Indian financial sector in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development basis a rigorous three tier assessment process done by a jury comprising of CSR, sustainability and human resources professionals headed by former chief justice of India, Justice P.N. Bhagwati. The bank’s Responsible Banking ethos has received national as well as international recognition for its best practices in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. This award comes on the back of the bank recently being conferred the Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement award at Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Award, Germany and it receiving commendation certificate for significant achievement at CII ITC Sustainability Award 2013.