This is coming barely a week after it won the Euromoney Best Bank Transformation Award in London.
This award, presented to the bank in Karlsruhe, Germany’s most sustainable city, recognises the bank’s outstanding success in incorporating economic, social and environmental aspects into its corporate strategy and business processes.
This is the first time an African financial institution to win the award in recognition of the bank’s ability to embed sustainability in the financial institution.
The ceremony was attended by global chief executives, senior executives of winning institutions and top German government officials.
“At Access Bank, we believe our operations, loan and project finance must have the barest environmental footprint. Indeed, we believe the net impact of our activities must be positive on the environment. As such, we are champions of climate change mitigation and adaptation,” he added. He assured that the bank will be further motivated and maintain profitable growth while embracing sustainability.
The conveners said the awards are aimed at honouring organisations that have made outstanding contributions in sustainable finance, stimulated the interests of financial institutions and other stakeholders in integrating sustainability in their core business strategy.
It recognises candidates who promote growth of sustainable financial instruments and markets worldwide particularly in green finance and investments, financial inclusion and social finance, green equity and holistic integration of sustainability in the financial services institutions.