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Access Bank wins World Finance most sustainable bank in Nigeria awardAccess Bank plc has emerged the


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october.24.2014

Access Bank plc has emerged the winner of the 2014 World Finance, UK Magazine ‘Sustainable Bank in Nigeria Award.’ The award is a testament of its leadership in the sustainability space in Nigeria and Africa.

The bank has built a strong reputation for being committed to sustainable banking practices. The bank has been widely praised for focusing on financial inclusion, providing 30,000 children under the age of nine with banking services, as well as female empowerment, diversity and investment in the local Nigerian community.

Access Bank’s emergence as the winner of this coveted award signals the growing commitment of Nigerian, and indeed African banks to adoption of responsible business practice and incorporation of environmental, social and governance considerations into the different facets of their operations. It’s also a continuation of the giant strides the bank has continually made in the industry.

Herbert Wigwe, group managing director/CEO, Access Bank, said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award, we dedicate this award to all financial institutions in the developing and emerging markets, who despite the challenges have chosen to pursue environmental, social and governance best practices.”

The bank has built a strong franchise by adhering to socially responsible goals and has continuously displayed a strong commitment to global health issues by leveraging its people and financial resources to invest in successful health program in Nigeria and other African countries. The bank has built a strong reputation for being committed to sustainable banking practices. The bank has been widely praised for focusing on financial inclusion, providing 30,000 children under the age of nine with banking services, as well as female empowerment, diversity and investment in the local Nigerian community.

The bank has earned numerous recognitions for its commitment to adoption and implementation of responsible business practice.

Notable among these recognitions and awards are best Nigerian company in corporate citizenship in the first ever competitive index on corporate social responsibility in Nigeria, by CSR-in-Action and BusinessDay Newspaper Award of Best Bank in CSR.

World Finance Banking Awards represent only the most capable names in the business and recognise the names that have really spearheaded the transformation and continue to inspire positive change in banking. This year’s award takes a look at the individuals and organisations that are responsible for banking biggest comeback also helped in changing the shape of the banking industry for the better. The awards haveestablished themselves as the world’s leading awards for banks and other institutions focused on sustainable development.

Since its inaugural edition in 2005, the World Finance Sustainable Banking Awards has gained an overwhelming acceptance as evidenced by the increase in the total number of entries received, and participating institutions and countries yearly. Arguably, one of the most prestigious global banking awards that significantly promotes best practice in triple bottomline banking.

Article Credit: Businessdayonline

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