8thOctober – Karachi: Mindful of the growing need to address environmental challenges, JS Bank, one of Pakistan’s leading and fastest growing financial institutions sponsored the ‘Green Innovation Challenge (GIC) organized by WWF-Pakistan.
This competition was undertaken in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme’s Clean Seas campaign and aimed to empower social entrepreneurs by providing a platform for initiatives to reduce or eliminate plastic waste in Pakistan. A three-staged start-up competition the focus was on technology-oriented solutions for mitigation of plastic pollution.
The judging panel included, YawarHerekar, Head of Sustainable Finance- JS Bank;Hammad Naqi Khan, Director General-WWF Pakistan; Sara Taher Khan, CEO- FM91; Najeeb Nayyer, Advisor-NIC Karachi; and Humayun Farooq, Marketing Director- Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan.
Pictured here is the winning team -Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF) at the closing of the WWF Green Innovation Challenge. Also, present are the event judges including YawarHerekar, Head of Sustainable Finance-JS Bank and other event guests including Zaid Haroon, Head of Corporate Communications-JS Bank.
Speaking at the occasion, YawarHerekar said, “A number of wild animals are dying due to plastic pollution in our environment. This is especially true of marine animals such as turtles and whales. Only by working together thorough public-private partnerships can we make an impact to reduce waste and improve the environment.”
JS Bank, one of Pakistan’s leading and fastest growing financial institutions has continually undertaken efforts to drive public welfare and the common good for the people of Pakistan.