To maintain this commitment, each year, this area carries out, among others, the following activities:
At 31 December 2018, 46% of the Bank's shares were held by non-resident, mostly institutional, investors, with a high proportion maintained year after year. With a view to expanding the geographical base of shareholders, Bankinter is constantly researching new markets and has recently looked at Poland and Ireland.
The Investor Relations are occupies a relevant and necessary position in the growing relationship that the bank maintains with the different agencies specialising in sustainability, to respond to the growing demand and sensitivity of international investors to aspects other than financial matters, such as good corporate governance, environmental protection or respecting social issues in all our activities.
These agencies, as well as proxy advisors (consulting firms that advise institutional investors on the decisions made at Shareholders' Meetings), produce rankings, reports and indexes, in which Bankinter always appears as one of the most sustainable companies in our market.
Following the successful inclusion of Bankinter on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI) in 2017, last year, and in recognition of the Bank's strong sustainability management, we were included for the first time on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index, occupying a welldeserved thirteenth position from amongst the 27 banks on the list. Once again, Bankinter’s financial stability, customer relations management, anti-corruption policies and measures, labour practices indicators and human capital development were its most highly rated attributes.
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