Sri Lanka’s leading finance company HNB FINANCE added a fresh notch to its awards belt by securing the title for the Best CSR Finance Company in Sri Lanka, presented by well-known foreign publication International Business Magazine.
HNB FINANCE was among a plethora of leading banking and financial institutions from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East to have secured one of the coveted accolades.
International Business Magazine (www.intlbm.com) is a vaunted Dubai-based publication whose award selection process is strictly supervised by expert panellists who exert great care in assessing each nominee’s performance.
“HNB FINANCE is greatly honoured to have its extensive CSR efforts feted through such esteemed international recognition. As a major financial entity, we possess a keen understanding of our responsibility to society and have worked tirelessly to empower communities across the country through a diverse range of social initiatives,” said HNB FINANCE Managing Director and CEO Chaminda Prabhath.
The past year has seen the company involved in a variety of CSR projects, including conducting national health and nutrition drives, renovating rural schools, implementing water purification systems in areas lacking this crucial infrastructure, initiating blood donation programmes, planting trees, staging education seminars and organising art workshops.
HNB FINANCE’s latest award also extends its successful run on the awards circuit, with it recently emerging as the only Sri Lankan firm to secure a Gold Award at the 8th ACEF Asian Leaders Forum and Awards in India.
Established in 2000, HNB FINANCE Limited is licensed as a registered Finance Company by the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Maintaining an extensive island-wide presence across 48 branches and 21 service centres, HNB Finance has over the recent past expanded into new fields of business and now offers Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) loans in addition to savings, gold loans, education loans, home loans, personal loans, fixed deposit facilities and leasing products.