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Corporate Social Responsibility

How the Bank balances its economic, environmental, and social impact, while continuing to grow the business and enhance its reputation, is an area of key importance.

At the heart of our culture is a strong belief that, by forming close relationships with our customers, and developing products and services that are flexible and still relevant as their own needs change, we can build for the long-term. 

As a bank, the sustainability of our business model underpins active support for growth and opportunity in Africa, the MENA region and our UK and international communities. The commitment to being a good corporate citizen which acts responsibly is embodied in the values that inform our corporate activities and which we share with parent.

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal – City Giving Day 2023  

We are proud to have supported the Lord Mayor’s Appeal through the City Giving Day 2023 initiative, a unique annual event that has become a staple in the City’s calendar, uniting us through charity and community partnerships. The Lord Mayor’s aim is to create A Better City for All and one that is inclusive, healthy, skilled and fair. The Appeal delivers an impact in the City that is transforming lives – as well as raising funds for partner charities, it offers thought leadership initiatives like Power of Inclusion, This is Me, We Can Be and City Giving Day – all of which The Lord Mayor Appeal City Giving Day 2023 provide excellent learning, development, and engagement opportunities for employees across the Square Mile. 

The City of London is a global leader in financial and professional services, but it is not widely known that it invests significant sums in communities and causes to change lives and to have a wider, positive impact on society. The funds that were raised by the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will be used to support the work of three charity partners: National Numeracy, MQ Mental Health Research and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

City Giving Day 2023

Access Bank Polo Day 2023 

Access Bank Plc, Access Private Bank, the Bank and Fifth Chukker maintained their support of UNICEF by hosting the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor in July to raise funds for the construction of 100 classroom blocks in Kaduna State, Nigeria. 

Since the UNICEF/Access Bank initiative started, we have made a significant contribution towards supporting the UNICEF education intervention project. We have had a positive impact on the lives of more than 12,000 children by keeping them in continuous education, rebuilt schools in Kaduna, built new school blocks and a computer literacy facility, and developed a more secure and friendly school environment. The communities surrounding the schools are supported with water boreholes, and sewing and grinding machines, to generate employment and stimulate economic and social development.

Climate Leadership Fellowship, Nigeria 

Glow Initiative, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which helps communities to become economically viable, partnered with Access Bank Plc to develop the Climate Leadership Fellowship, whose goal is to provide young people with expert training on climate action and increase awareness of climate change. 

Some 30 students completed the Adopt A School and Teach Climate Change Programme and 30 secondary schools worked as partners with the team.

Live B3ta Project, Ghana

Employee Volunteering Programme – “Instil the Reading Habit in Children”, Ghana 

The “Instil the Reading Habit in Children” project provided reading materials for 12 deprived schools in six regions across the country and allowed for the refurbishment of Library/ICT rooms to give the schools a facelift and ensure a pleasant learning environment for the children. 

The objective was to instil the reading habit in children and support Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which calls for action to provide quality education for all children. More than 2,000 children have benefited from the initiative to date. 

Employee Volunteering Programme “Instil the Reading Habit in Children”, Ghana

Malaria Programme Intervention, Nigeria 

The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) is a GBC Health-led initiative aimed at driving partnerships to control and eliminate malaria. 

Access Bank Plc is both a CAMA member and its co-Chair, leading and supporting innovative malaria prevention, control, and treatment activities, as well as activating programmes that serve the needs of malaria-affected people and communities in Africa. 

Access Bank Plc partnered with CAMA to deliver malaria intervention programmes in Ebonyi, Kano and Lagos states. Key activities involved the distribution of information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to increase awareness of malaria and COVID-19 prevention.

Girl Child Empowerment, Nigeria 

Access Bank Plc and HACEY Health Initiative collaborated on implementing the Girl Child Empowerment programme which aims to promote the rights of girls to education, health and economic empowerment in Nigeria. 

The programme included a girl-child essay competition; a safe space (leadership and health) workshop; mentoring sessions for young girls with women in high level management positions in different careers; and media engagements in Lagos, Oyo, Kaduna, and Ebonyi states and Abuja. 

More than 1,000 young girls in each state were empowered with information, technical skills, and resources to ensure their voices would be heard and to advance their rights. Some 5,000 girls were trained as leaders and health champions.

Child Labour Programme, Nigeria

In Nigeria, many children’s health, education and, ultimately, their childhoods are lost to child labour, prompting Access Bank Plc, in partnership with Xploit Consulting, to develop and implement a child labour prevention programme for children in Abuja.

This involved capacity building for private and public-school teachers on psychosocial care and the support of vulnerable children. Community sensitisation meetings were held in three Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area councils, while 30 out-of-school children were enrolled into public primary schools in the area councils and given school materials. 

The programme has served to increase awareness of the damaging health and psychological effects of child labour.

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