Awards and Achievements
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) won the prestigious laurel of being among the Ten Best Corporate Citizens for 2022, an award it was presented with for the fifth consecutive year. The Ten Best Corporate Citizens are chosen from among a wide range of corporate stewards in Sri Lanka by an independent panel of judges and evaluators in the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has been recognized as the overall 1st Runner-Up at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2021 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and ranked among the Best Ten for the 4th consecutive year, in addition to receiving three category awards.
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has been recognized among the ten best corporate citizens for the fourth time at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2020, recently hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
CDB recognized with Service Brand of the Year Bronze award at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2020.
CDB gained recognition at the SLT Zero One Awards 2018/19, being awarded second runner up award for the Best Website or Microsite and for the Best Integrated Campaign in the financial industry.
Having been a trailblazing pioneer in challenging times during its courageous 25-year corporate journey, CDB etches its presence indelibly among the prestigious Business Today Top 30 2018-2019.
CDB triumphed with gold at the national business excellence awards (2019) in the non-banking financial institution’s sector for the 04th consecutive year, further establishing its commitment towards business excellence and sustainability.
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) has been recognized among the ten best corporate citizens for the third time at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2019, recently hosted by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC, a top tier NBFI in Sri Lanka secured the impressive ‘Best Social Media Initiative of the Year, Sri Lanka’ award at the recently concluded Asian Banking & Finance Awards 2019. The award ceremony is facilitated by the Asian Banking and Finance Magazine, a leading publication in the Banking and Finance industry for over a decade.
CDB’s 'patpat.lk' e-commerce platform wins Gold in the 'Finance' category at the Effie Awards Sri Lanka 2019.
CDB was bestowed with two awards; Best Employer Brand of the year 2019 and Award for Talent Management at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2019. CDB’s victory as Sri Lanka’s best employer brand is attributed to their continuous diligence in ensuring development of the best HR policies and strategies within its business. Penetrating the school and university network nationwide, CDB has provided employment opportunities for individuals from various cultural and social backgrounds, showcasing the company’s relentless dedication and commitment in developing and nurturing their employees towards becoming future leaders.
Enjoying a plethora of wins in 2018, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) donned yet another laurel this year at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2018, giving it the unprecedented accolade of having won the Non Banking Financial Institutions sector for three years consecutively. Organized by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka in a bid to recognize businesses that display benchmarked excellence as an integral facet of its success story, this year's awards heralded a new and more in-depth criteria for evaluating excellence.
Asserting its presence as a leading disruptor in the financial industry with its pioneering technological innovations, Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) gained impressive kudos at the SLT Zero One Awards 2017/18, bagging the Best Digital Integrated Campaign in the financial industry for its online financial platform CDB iNet. The CDB website also carried the second runner up award for the Best Website or Microsite in the financial industry, in an awards ceremony that recognized digital excellence in nine industry categories.
Organised by the apex body of corporate organisations in the country, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, CDB in 2018 stood proudly as one of the country’s Ten Best Corporate Citizens, winner of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award in the Under Rs 15Bn Turnover category and gained a merit for the Best Sustainability Project for its ‘Act Early for Autism’ Awareness Campaign.
Honouring excellence in reporting with governance, transparency, accountability and placing sincerity of action into the spotlight, CDB won the 2018 Best of Category – Best of Sri Lanka Grand Award for the CDB Annual Report 2017/18 at the 32nd International ARC Awards competition held in Hamburg Germany.
CDB is certified with ISO/IEC 27001:2013, the information security standard that specifies a management system intended to bring information security under management control.
Winner: Best Sustainability Project Award 2017, First Runner Up: Corporate Citizens Award & the Winner of Less than 15 bn Turnover Category, Merit Certificate: Best Sustainability Project
Gold Award Winner at the SLITAD Annual People Development Awards 2016/17
Winner – ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2017
Ian Dias Abeysinghe Memorial JASTECA CSR /Sustainability Special Award 2017
CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards 2018 – Ten Best Integrated Reports