SBI Green Marathon

SBI flag’s off its first edition ‘SBI Green Marathon’ to promote sustainability

  • Over 3000 runners participated in this marathon in Chennai
  • The bank is committed for next 10 years to take SBI Green Marathon to 16 cities
  • Launches a unique sustainability drive to promote growing plants from seeds in the bibs  

 : State Bank of India - the country’s largest bank - launched its annual flagship programme ‘SBI Green Marathon’ to promote sustainability. Wilson Cheriyan, Arjuna Awardee (Swimming) and Sebastian Xavier, Arjuna Awardee (Swimming) & Olympian along with Shri Venkat Nageswar Chalasani, DMD, Global Markets, SBI flagged off the event that witnessed more than 3000 enthusiastic runners. The Sunday morning in the Dr. Ambedkar Law University area, observed participants from across the city running 2, 5, 10 Kms marathon and pledged for a greener future. Senior officials of the bank also contributed to the “Run for Green” theme and ran the marathon along with other participants. All the runners were given saplings to promote clean and green city and the runners’ bib consisted of seeds for tree plantation post Marathon. SBI Green Marathon in the last 20 days has covered 4 cities including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad with the event concluding in Chandigarh on the 4th of March, 2018. 


About State Bank of India

State Bank of India (SBI) the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, profits, branches, customers and employees. As on September 30, 2017, the bank has a deposit base of Rs. 26.23 lakh crore with CASA ratio of 43.81% and advances of Rs. 18.92 lakh crore. SBI has 31.97% market share in home loans and 34.64% market share in auto loan. The Bank has the largest network of 22900 branches in India and ATM network of 58,916. SBI is present in 36 countries with 205 offices. SBI has 2.57 crore mobile banking users and 4.2 crore internet banking customers. On social media platforms, SBI has the highest number of followers on Facebook, Youtube, Linkedin and Pinterest. Bank tops the list of followers on Facebook and Youtube across all banks in the world.

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