Ecobank, a commercial Pan-African bank headquatered in Lome, Togo won the CBN annual awards for sustainability in Lagos. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at its annual awards for sustainability recognized Ecobank’s activities in four categories including – ‘Sustainability Bank of the year’; Sustainability Bank of the Year – oil and gas; Sustainability Bank of the Year – power sector and the Women Empowerment Category, where the bank came first runner up in all categories.
The CBN Sustainability awards is a part of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principle (NSBP) which was launched in 2012 that appreciates the efforts of financial service providers who have been able to successfully integrate social and environmental initiatives into their operations.
The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan said that it has been a deliberate policy by the organization to embark on sustainable projects that impact the people and the environment. He added that Ecobank engaged young people to gather and present one million plastic and glass bottles from homes, offices and drainages for proper disposure by the authorities. Finally, he dedicated the award to the staff and customers of the bank