Fidelity Bank at the weekend was adjudged the winner of the Green Era Award in recognition of the bank’s green initiatives. Businessnews report.
During the announcement of the award at a gala night during the 2014 Green Economy Forum in Germany, Association Other Ways Management & Consulting, organisers of the event, said that Fidelity Bank won 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.
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.
Fidelity Bank, whose branches are also in Nigeria, is a commercial bank in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the country’s central bank and national banking regulator.