Nigeria’s Access Bank Emerges 1st African Bank to Win Karlsruhe Sustainability Award

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Access Bank Plc received the award for the “Outstanding Business Sustainability” in the 2016 Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards in Germany. This award, presented to the Bank in Karlsruhe, Germany’s most sustainable city, recognizes the Bank’s outstanding success in incorporating economic, social and environmental aspects into its corporate strategy and business processes.

By this award, Access Bank is the first African financial institution to win the award in recognition of the Bank’s ability to embed sustainability across the financial institution.

According to Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director/CEO of the Bank, “Winning the Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award is a validation of Access Bank’s commitment, leadership and practice in Sustainability. It is a testimonial to the unwavering support we have enjoyed from customers over the past few years and the hard work we have done in line with our five-year strategy to become the world’s most respected African Bank ’’. He also assured that the Bank will be further motivated and will maintain profitable growth while embracing sustainability.

The conveners said the 2016 awards focused on honouring organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of sustainable finance, stimulated the interests of financial institutions and other stakeholders in integrating sustainability in their core business

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