Access Bank Bags Sustainability Awards at EuroMoney Awards and Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards

Access Bank Bags Sustainability Awards at EuroMoney Awards and Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards

Access Bank emerged as winner of the 2018 Euromoney Awards for “Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility”. The award in recognition of the Bank’s unwavering commitment in embedding sustainability into its core business strategy and DNA that help address issues across its business operations and value chain.

The Euromoney Awards for Excellence are the awards that matter to the banks and bankers who matter. Also, the awards speaks constantly to chairmen and CEOs of banks across the globe, to top investment bankers and capital markets experts, to banks’ clients and to their other stakeholders

The GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Dr. Herbert Wigwe stated that “the Bank is honoured to be recognised as Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility and this serve as a testament to the Bank’s resolute efforts in financing sustainable economies, environment and societies in which we operates and remains committed to advancing the development of a resilient and vibrant economy across Africa.

This award is an authentication of the Bank’s noteworthy impact in applying international best practices, pioneering and setting standards to foster sustainable development in Africa. Also, the Head, Sustainability, Access Bank Plc, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan highlighted that “the Bank has demonstrated a constant effort in making real change through social outcomes and creating a sustainable future for itself, its customers and the African economy”.

Barely 24 hours after bagging the prestigious Euromoney’s Award for Excellence as “Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility” in London, United Kingdom, has Access Bank again won the prominent Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Award third time in a row in Germany.

This time, the Bank was honoured with two accolades at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards Ceremony in two different categories. The first category for “Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement” – this award was received in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding success in incorporating economic, social and environmental aspects in its corporate strategy and business processes. Being a winner for the third year running in this category demonstrates Access Bank’s unwavering commitment to sustainability.

The GMD/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe, was honoured in the pioneering category as “Sustainable Leader of the year for Africa” in recognition of his exceptional leadership in driving business  transformation  through incorporating social, environmental and economic values in its operations. This category celebrates individuals that have challenged the status quo, ensured long-term corporate success and have inspired key financial stakeholders in driving a sustainable future.

The award ceremony held on July 12, 2018 at the City Hall of Karlsruhe, Germany and was attended by C-level executives, CEOs of leading global financial institutions, senior executives, top German government officials, policy maker, regulators and key sustainability stakeholders.

The Access Bank continues to  set standards across the Nigerian financial sectors through pioneering sustainable initiatives which includes, the launch of waste recycling in the financial sector, launch of the Nigeria Green Bonds Market Development Programme in partnership with FMDQ and Climate Bonds Initiative, Malaria to Zero Initiative to galvanize the private sector efforts towards addressing malaria cases in Nigeria and being the first indigenous Nigerian Bank to join 25 leading global banks to develop the Global Sustainability Banking Principles that will redefine banks’ purpose and business model to align the sector with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

All these awards being presented to the Bank, coincides with the Bank’s 10th year of leading sustainability across the Nigerian financial sector.

L-R: Seyi Kumapayi and Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018.

L-R: Seyi Kumapayi, Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Amaechi Okobi, at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018.


L-R: Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Amaechi Okobi, Seyi Kumapayi, at The Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2018.

L-R: Arshad Rab (CEO of the European Organization for Sustainable Development), Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan (Head, Sustainability, Access Bank), Dr. Frank Mentrup (Mayor of Karlsruhe), Seyi Kumapayi (Chief Financial Officer, Access Bank), Amaechi Okobi (Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Bank), at The Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2018



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