Access Holdings Receives Karlsruhe Award for Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement for the Eighth Consecutive Time

Lagos, Nigeria – July 31, 2023: Access Holdings Plc has been honoured with the

prestigious Karlsruhe Award for Outstanding Business Sustainability Achievement for

the eighth consecutive time.

Presented at the Global Sustainable Finance Conference (GSFC) organised by the

European Organisation for Sustainable Development (EOSD) in partnership with the

city of Karlsruhe, Germany, the Award underscores the sustainability commitment

demonstrated in the way Access Holdings conducts its business operations and


Delivering the opening remarks at the Awards event, the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr.

Frank Mentrup, lauded the unwavering commitment of the organisations present and

urged all stakeholders to collaborate to achieve the global sustainability vision.

“In today’s globalised world, the responsibility of each one of us does not end at our

borders. We need to work together to make our world more just, more peaceful, and

more sustainable. This requires a high level of commitment and allocation of resources

– including finance and investments,” Mentrup said.

Reiterating Access Holdings’ commitment to driving the achievement of the SDGs,

Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan, Head, Group Sustainability, at Access Holdings Plc said,

“We are pleased to receive the Karlsruhe Award for Outstanding Business

Sustainability Achievement for the eighth consecutive time. At Access Holdings, we

believe that businesses must play a significant role in addressing sustainability

challenges and driving positive impact. In line with this, our approach to sustainability

reflects our dedication to creating long-term value for our stakeholders in Africa and


The 2-day Global Sustainable Finance Conference and Awards also had in attendance

other notable stakeholders such as Arshad Rab, Chairman, International Council of

Sustainability Standards and CEO, European Organisation for Sustainable

Development; Dr. Jesimen Chipika, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe;

Amaechi Okobi, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Access Holdings Plc;

Rolando Victoria, President and CEO, Aski Group, Philippines; Romani de Silva,

Deputy Chairman and CEO, Alliance Finance, Sri Lanka; Mr. Krishnan

Vimalanandavally Shaji, Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural

Development, India; Mrs. Sylvi J. Gani, Director, PT. Sarana Multi Infrastruktur

(Persero), Indonesia; Dr. Kao Thach, The Delegate of the Royal Government of

Cambodia; Jide Akintunde, Director, Nigeria Development and Finance Forum (NDFF)

and Nigeria Country Representative, European Organization for Sustainable

Development (EOSD), and Tom Hoyem, Former Cabinet Minister of the Kingdom of

Denmark and Member, City Council of Karlsruhe, Germany.

Access Holdings has been widely recognised as one of Africa’s most responsible

companies, earning numerous national and international honours and awards including

the World Finance Award for Most Sustainable Bank (eleven-time winner) and Global

Brand Awards for Best CSR Bank and Investor Relations (four-time winner).

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