Fidelity Bank at the weekend won the Green Era Award in recognition of the Bank’s Green initiatives. Announcing the award at a gala night during the 2015 Green Economy Forum in Germany, Association OtherWays Management & Consulting, organizers of the event said that Fidelity Bank was adjudged the winner of the award having come tops in all the parameters set for the award. Specifically, they said that the Bank’s drive for long term economic development; contribution to reduction in greenhouse emissions and ability to manage environmental risks in customers’ businesses among others won the award for the Bank. Receiving the award,
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc. Nnamdi Okonkwo thanked the organisers of the event for honouring the Bank. Okonkwo, who was represented by the Head, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Chris Nnakwe said the award is a testament to the hard work and commitment the Bank made in its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practice towards a sustainable environment.
He stated that Fidelity, as a “Green Bank” has consistently explored ways of making a difference towards a sustainable future. “Through our tripod CSR philosophy -Environment, Education and Health/social welfare, we are creating a sustainable society; one that will balance economic and social needs as well as environmental realities”.
Making allusion to the climate change and the depletion of the ozone layer, Okonkwo said that Fidelity Bank has started addressing the global problem through the CSR and sustainability banking practice already in place in the bank.
The Green Era Award and Economic Forum was set up 15 years ago to recognize true global sustainable exemplars including government institutions, green building councils, environmental agencies and green companies that have been innovative and creative in pursuing the sustainable imperatives. This obviously was in response to the best practices and success strategies from top-notch sustainable business leaders from around the globe.