Running for a Cause

We have a collaborative approach towards CSR, and encourage our employees to get involved in various initiatives for social causes. With our regular participation in marathons, a community of runners has grown within the company. Some of these runners have no athletic background, but train for and run the marathon anyway. And they do this with immense enthusiasm, not only to stay fit, but also to raise pledges for a cause.

We encourage our employees to participate in three Marathons – the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and the Pinkathon – in support of causes close to their hearts. Our efforts earned us the following recognitions in the Corporate Challenge category of the 2014 Mumbai Marathon: (Updated info?)

Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited
Highest fundraising company (including employee pledges)

KVS Manian, President,
Corporate & Investment Banking - Highest individual pledge raiser

Shanti Ekambaram,
President, Consumer Banking, KMBL - Second highest individual pledge raiser.

Shanti was also recognised as the highest individual pledge raiser among women in 2011, and as the second highest individual pledge raiser in 2013.