Lagos — ACCESS Bank has received its fourth consecutive Karlsruhe Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement Award at an event in Germany.
This is in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of sustainable banking and finance.
Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank, received the award.
"I am thankful to my family of amazing Access Warriors. The responsibility is ours and yours. We must protect our planet," he said upon receiving the accolade in Karlsruhe.
The Global Sustainable Finance Awards in the southwestern city honour financial institutions and related organisations and presidents/ executives that have successfully embedded economic, social and environmental sustainability into their organizational culture.
Executives of leading global financial institutions, German government officials, policy makers, regulators and key sustainability stakeholders attended.
Organisations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of sustainable finance are recognised.
The awards also aim to stimulate the interests of financial institutions and other stakeholders in integrating sustainability in their core business strategy as well as promote the growth of sustainable financial instruments and markets worldwide.
This is particularly in the fields of green finance and investments, financial inclusion and social finance, green equity, venture capital plus holistic integration of sustainability in the financial institutions.
Access Bank recently launched a five-year tenured, fixed rate green bond worth N15 billion (US$41,6 million) which is the first Climate Bonds Initiative Certified corporate green bond in Africa.
Access Bank was earlier this month recognised with the Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA) Women's Market Champion Impact Award.
The accolade is in recognition of the opportunities the Nigerian bank provides to women.
Access Bank has also emerged winner at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) 2019 as the 'Outstanding Healthcare SME-Friendly Bank of the Year'.