Access Bank has won the most sustainable bank award for 2014. Access bank is one of the big players in the Nigerian banking sector. They have not only demonstrated leadership in the Nigerian banking industry alone, but also in the african continent. This award, “the World Finance Sustainable Banking Awards” is an ward with global acceptacnce and recognition, and this is greatly increasing yearly. This award is organized by a UK magazine, with the inaugural edition in 2005. For Access bank to win the 2014 edition shows the bank have been doing the right thing.
The Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, said, “We are delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious award. We dedicate this award to all financial institutions in the developing and emerging markets, which despite the challenges have chosen to pursue environmental, social and governance best practices.”
According to the statement, World Finance Banking Awards recognise the names that have really spearheaded the transformation and continue to inspire positive change in banking.
This year’s award takes a look at the individuals and organisations that are responsible for banking’s biggest comeback and also helped in changing the shape of the banking industry for the better.
Access Bank said since its inaugural edition in 2005, the World Finance Sustainable Banking Awards had gained an overwhelming acceptance as evidenced by the increase in the total number of entries received and participating institutions and countries yearly.
Arguably, it is one of the most prestigious global banking awards that significantly promotes best practice in triple bottom line banking, the statement said.