World Finance 100 Classification. Belfius Bank recognised for its ‘Smart Cities & Sustainable Development’ program
Each year the British magazine World Finance selects 100 companies and personalities in the finance sector who stand out for their practices, their vision, their achievements or their expertise in various fields. The award winners are selected by a jury whose members together boast no less than 230 years of experience in financial journalism, as well as the magazine’s readers and subscribers.
Belfius Bank’s place within the ‘World Finance 100’ is as a result of its “Smart Cities & Sustainable Development” funding programme in partnership with the European Investment Bank. In its analysis, the jury considered in particular that this programme, launched at a European première in June 2014, perfectly meets the European Union’s climate targets and contributes in promoting the “Smart Cities” approach to overcoming the challenges currently faced by all towns and municipalities in Belgium. The jury also emphasised the fact that this programme falls completely within the global strategy of Belfius Bank that, via its “Business-to-Government” offer, also aims to support businesses working in a structured manner with local authorities.