Ecobank said it recently won the prize of Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020.
Euromoney recognises Ecobank’s focus on sustainability and partnerships and its core capabilities in delivering positive social and environmental outcomes across Africa.
Chief Operating Officer of the Ecobank Foundation, Carl Manlan, said: “At Ecobank we leverage human capabilities and other core resources to partner for African transformation. We are passionate about co-designing partnerships to drive change at community levels across our pan-African footprint. The Euromoney Award for Excellence recognises our collaboration with African communities and like-minded partners.”
Also, CEO of Ecobank Group, Ade Ayeyemi, said: “The Ecobank Foundation is doing amazing work in delivering on its commitment to improve the quality of life of people across the African continent. The Foundation should be rightly proud of its ceaseless impact and the real difference that it is making in numerous parts of the continent. Through the Foundation, our Group leverages its resources and capabilities to contribute to the economic and social development of Africa.”
Ecobank’s Corporate Responsibility primarily concentrates on the three key areas of health, education and financial inclusion. Some of its interventions include a three-year campaign to raise awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and educate communities by providing key information about the dietary and lifestyle changes required to help prevent NCDs such as cancer and diabetes. Ecobank Day is our volunteer community day targeted at helping the vulnerable sectors in our local communities, among others.