- Access Bank Wins Sustainable Finance Award
Access Bank Plc. has again received top honours at the 2018 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany, emerging as the winner across two categories. This recognition comes barely 24 hours after the Bank bagged the Euromoney Awards for Excellence as “Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility” in London.
The awards ceremony held on July 12, 2018 at the City Hall of Karlsruhe, Germany’s most sustainable city. Access Bank received the Karlsruhe award for “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement” in recognition of the Bank’s impressive success in holistically embedding sustainability across all aspects of operations. This marked the third consecutive win for the bank, and further reinforces the institution’s status as an industry pioneer in sustainable development.
Access Bank Group Managing Director/CEO, Herbert Wigwe was also honoured for his remarkable leadership and commitment to sustainable development with the “Sustainable Leader of the Year for Africa” award. The award was presented in recognition of Wigwe’s exceptional leadership in driving business transformation through incorporating social, environmental and economic values in the Bank’s operations.
“We are honoured to receive this level of recognition,” Wigwe said. “At Access Bank, sustainability is a part of our DNA and we promise to continue to be the face of social, economic and environmental developments, which facilitate an inclusive and vibrant economy, business transformations and increase our shareholders value for tomorrow”
In attendance at the awards were CEOs of leading global financial institutions, senior executives, top German government officials, policy makers, regulators and key sustainability stakeholders.