Over the years, the Bank has created impact-driven, far-reaching interventions and programs geared towards improving our social, economic and environmental footprints.

Corporate responsibility for us transcends beyond merely ‘giving back’:  We are committed to improving lives and building communities while eliminating the challenges of our people, environment and economy.  Our programs enable us reduce hunger; promote good health and wellbeing; drive quality education for all; fight for gender equality;  and ensure peace, justice and strong institutions across regions

To ensure that our efforts align with the needs of our communities and the challenges that the global society, we align our CSR strategy with relevant global, regional and local frameworks and guidelines such as the UN Global Compact, the UNEP-FI Principles for Responsible Banking amongst others. These frameworks are clearly outlined within the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy which guides the Bank’s activities around efforts towards giving back to the communities we serve.

Our CSR program is hinged on five focus areas  which resonate strongly with the Bank’s purpose and thematic pillars. Our focus areas also reflect our organizational commitment to operating ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues:

  • Social Welfare (Youth, Financial Inclusion and Women Empowerment)
  • Education and Enterprise
  • Art (Performing, Literary and Creative Arts)
  • Environmental Preservation and Management
  • Health

Corporate Social Responsibility