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  •  The Nigerian Conservation Foundation NCF and stakeholders from the banking sector have expressed commitment to the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles NSBP for environmental sustainability They made the appeal at the opening of a two day workshop on The Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles which began on Wednesday in Lagos The Director General of NCF Dr Joseph Onoja said that the foundation was interested in the environmental and social impact of the NSBP Onoja said that NCF would like to see how far the NSBP was implemented challenges and gaps We as NCF engage in this process so that we will see where we can plug in where we can bring expertise from within and without To be able to help banks or even the CBN or other groups to be able to push this agenda forward When we have healthy banking principles we will have a healthy environment and promote environmental conservation which is our live support system Onoja said The Managing Director Access Bank PLC Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna while delivering a keynote address said that sustainability is a philosophy and value system Represented by Omobolanle Victor OLaniyan Ogbonna said that sustainability dictates that organizational activities must not only benefit its staff and shareholders but also its customers and the wider economy while at the same time preventing any undue effects on society and the natural environment Ogbonna said that the increasing threat on climate change and the global COVID 19 pandemic has caused threats in sustainability to rapidly accelerate with more energy being put into lasting solutions to shape our future He noted that the NSBP were guidelines for managing environmental and social risks footprints and governance as well as improving human rights and women economic empowerment etc Mr Orji Udumezue CEO Flame Consulting said that there was widespread commendable progress by most banks by paying more attention on energy consumption carbon footprints waste management paper usage and water management Udumezue said that an area of success on the NSBPs was that Nigerian banks were now being sustainability certified by global authorities in sustainable development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCF, Stakeholders canvass sustainable banking principles for environmental protection
     The Nigerian Conservation Foundation NCF and stakeholders from the banking sector have expressed commitment to the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles NSBP for environmental sustainability They made the appeal at the opening of a two day workshop on The Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles which began on Wednesday in Lagos The Director General of NCF Dr Joseph Onoja said that the foundation was interested in the environmental and social impact of the NSBP Onoja said that NCF would like to see how far the NSBP was implemented challenges and gaps We as NCF engage in this process so that we will see where we can plug in where we can bring expertise from within and without To be able to help banks or even the CBN or other groups to be able to push this agenda forward When we have healthy banking principles we will have a healthy environment and promote environmental conservation which is our live support system Onoja said The Managing Director Access Bank PLC Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna while delivering a keynote address said that sustainability is a philosophy and value system Represented by Omobolanle Victor OLaniyan Ogbonna said that sustainability dictates that organizational activities must not only benefit its staff and shareholders but also its customers and the wider economy while at the same time preventing any undue effects on society and the natural environment Ogbonna said that the increasing threat on climate change and the global COVID 19 pandemic has caused threats in sustainability to rapidly accelerate with more energy being put into lasting solutions to shape our future He noted that the NSBP were guidelines for managing environmental and social risks footprints and governance as well as improving human rights and women economic empowerment etc Mr Orji Udumezue CEO Flame Consulting said that there was widespread commendable progress by most banks by paying more attention on energy consumption carbon footprints waste management paper usage and water management Udumezue said that an area of success on the NSBPs was that Nigerian banks were now being sustainability certified by global authorities in sustainable development NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NCF, Stakeholders canvass sustainable banking principles for environmental protection
    Environment2 weeks ago

    NCF, Stakeholders canvass sustainable banking principles for environmental protection

    The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and stakeholders from the banking sector have expressed commitment to the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) for environmental sustainability.

    They made the appeal at the opening of a two-day workshop on “The Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles” which began on Wednesday in Lagos.

    The Director-General of NCF, Dr Joseph Onoja, said that the foundation was interested in the environmental and social impact of the (NSBP).

    Onoja said that NCF would like to see how far the NSBP was implemented, challenges and gaps, “We as NCF engage in this process so that we will see where we can plug in, where we can bring expertise from within and without.

    “To be able to help banks, or even the CBN or other groups to be able to push this agenda forward.

    “When we have healthy banking principles, we will have a healthy environment and promote environmental conservation, which is our live support system,” Onoja said.

    The Managing Director, Access Bank PLC, Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna, while delivering a keynote address, said that sustainability is a philosophy and value system.

    Represented by  Omobolanle Victor-OLaniyan, Ogbonna said that sustainability dictates that organizational activities must not only benefit its staff and shareholders, but also its customers and the wider economy, while at the same time preventing any undue effects on society and the natural environment.  

    Ogbonna said that the increasing threat on climate change and the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused threats in sustainability to rapidly accelerate with more energy being put into lasting solutions to shape our future.  

    He noted that the NSBP were guidelines for managing environmental and social risks, footprints and governance as well as improving human rights and women economic empowerment, etc.  

    Mr Orji Udumezue, CEO, Flame Consulting, said that there was widespread commendable progress by most banks by paying more attention on energy consumption, carbon footprints, waste management, paper usage and water management Udumezue said that an  area of success on the NSBPs was that Nigerian banks were now being sustainability certified by global authorities in sustainable development.  


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna has enjoined corporate entities to embrace technology to stay afloat in the increasingly competitive market place Delivering a keynote address at the unveiling of an app known as Cydene Express in Lagos on Wednesday Ogbonna said that corporate entities failing to keep pace with technology and innovations would go into extinction sooner than later Ogbonna said that technology had caused disruptions in markets across the globe a development he said had resulted to untimely deaths for many corporate entities Globally disruptions have become the order of the day and technology is at the heart of that disruption therefore any entity that fails to shape up will naturally ship out He lauded Mr Skalid Obi the software developer who built the Cydene Express app for inventing a software that would help thousands of Nigerian homes to ensure efficient use of household utilities Mr Obi and his team at Cydene Energy Services have thrown up a challenge to other Nigerian youths to bring change through the creation of innovative technologies and ideas The Access Bank chief described the new app as a value added platform that would give easy access to utilities and services in Nigeria Also speaking the Executive Vice Chairman of Techno Oil Ltd Mrs Nkechi Obi praised the software developer for his tenacity and commitment to bridging the gap in delivering utility services to households She however told the Federal Government and corporate entities to find ways to encourage young Nigerians to embrace innovations and technologies that would contribute to nation growth Earlier Skalid who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services said that the company developed Cydene Express to boost the adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG among Nigerian households He said that the company was prompted to develop the app to bridge the gap in accessing and paying for household utilities from the comfort of homes At Cydene Energy we have built a socially inclusive app that can accommodate Nigerians With this app Nigerians can now securely purchase utilities while maintaining comfort and maximizing productivity We realised the need to own the management system in other to understand the logistics of delivering services from merchants to consumers He said that with the introduction of the app the Federal Government s effort to boost LPG adoption as cooking fuel via the National LPG Expansion Plan would receive a boost A Director of Cydene Energy Services Mr Sam Ochonma said that the app was also handy in making payments for other utilities such as airtime cable television and electricity bills He explained that users could send money to friends and families to pay for utilities using the app The News Agency of Nigeria reports that up to 10 000 Nigerian households have embraced the app for efficient use of household utilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Access Bank chief enjoins companies to embrace technology to stay afloat
     The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna has enjoined corporate entities to embrace technology to stay afloat in the increasingly competitive market place Delivering a keynote address at the unveiling of an app known as Cydene Express in Lagos on Wednesday Ogbonna said that corporate entities failing to keep pace with technology and innovations would go into extinction sooner than later Ogbonna said that technology had caused disruptions in markets across the globe a development he said had resulted to untimely deaths for many corporate entities Globally disruptions have become the order of the day and technology is at the heart of that disruption therefore any entity that fails to shape up will naturally ship out He lauded Mr Skalid Obi the software developer who built the Cydene Express app for inventing a software that would help thousands of Nigerian homes to ensure efficient use of household utilities Mr Obi and his team at Cydene Energy Services have thrown up a challenge to other Nigerian youths to bring change through the creation of innovative technologies and ideas The Access Bank chief described the new app as a value added platform that would give easy access to utilities and services in Nigeria Also speaking the Executive Vice Chairman of Techno Oil Ltd Mrs Nkechi Obi praised the software developer for his tenacity and commitment to bridging the gap in delivering utility services to households She however told the Federal Government and corporate entities to find ways to encourage young Nigerians to embrace innovations and technologies that would contribute to nation growth Earlier Skalid who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services said that the company developed Cydene Express to boost the adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas LPG among Nigerian households He said that the company was prompted to develop the app to bridge the gap in accessing and paying for household utilities from the comfort of homes At Cydene Energy we have built a socially inclusive app that can accommodate Nigerians With this app Nigerians can now securely purchase utilities while maintaining comfort and maximizing productivity We realised the need to own the management system in other to understand the logistics of delivering services from merchants to consumers He said that with the introduction of the app the Federal Government s effort to boost LPG adoption as cooking fuel via the National LPG Expansion Plan would receive a boost A Director of Cydene Energy Services Mr Sam Ochonma said that the app was also handy in making payments for other utilities such as airtime cable television and electricity bills He explained that users could send money to friends and families to pay for utilities using the app The News Agency of Nigeria reports that up to 10 000 Nigerian households have embraced the app for efficient use of household utilities NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Access Bank chief enjoins companies to embrace technology to stay afloat
    General news2 months ago

    Access Bank chief enjoins companies to embrace technology to stay afloat

    The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc., Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna, has enjoined corporate entities to embrace technology, to stay afloat in the increasingly competitive market place.

    Delivering a keynote address at the unveiling of an app, known as “Cydene Express’’ in Lagos on Wednesday, Ogbonna said that corporate entities failing to keep pace with technology and innovations would go into extinction sooner than later.

    Ogbonna said that technology had caused disruptions in markets across the globe, a development he said, had resulted to untimely deaths for many corporate entities.

    “Globally, disruptions have become the order of the day and technology is at the heart of that disruption, therefore, any entity that fails to shape up will naturally ship out.

    ’’ He lauded Mr Skalid Obi, the software developer, who built the “Cydene Express’’ app for inventing a software that would help thousands of Nigerian homes to ensure efficient use of household utilities.

    “Mr Obi and his team at Cydene Energy Services have thrown up a challenge to other Nigerian youths to bring change through the creation of innovative technologies and ideas.

    The Access Bank chief described the new app as a value-added platform that would give easy access to utilities and services in Nigeria.

    Also speaking, the Executive Vice-Chairman of Techno Oil Ltd., Mrs Nkechi Obi, praised the software developer for his tenacity and commitment to bridging the gap in delivering utility services to households.

    She, however, told the Federal Government and corporate entities to find ways to encourage young Nigerians to embrace innovations and technologies that would contribute to nation growth.

    Earlier, Skalid, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Cydene Energy Services, said that the company developed “Cydene Express’’, to boost the adoption of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) among Nigerian households.

    He said that the company was prompted to develop the app, to bridge the gap in accessing and paying for household utilities from the comfort of homes.

    “At Cydene Energy, we have built a socially inclusive app that can accommodate Nigerians.

    With this app, Nigerians can now securely purchase utilities while maintaining comfort and maximizing productivity.

    “We realised the need to own the management system in other to understand the logistics of delivering services from merchants to consumers.

    ” He said that with the introduction of the app, the Federal Government’s effort to boost LPG adoption as cooking fuel via the National LPG Expansion Plan would receive a boost.

    A Director of Cydene Energy Services, Mr Sam Ochonma, said that the app was also handy in making payments for other utilities such as airtime, cable television and electricity bills.

    He explained that users could send money to friends and families to pay for utilities, using the app.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that up to 10,000 Nigerian households have embraced the app for efficient use of household utilities.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Access Bank Plc has partnered the Lagos Business School LBS to fund the school s 350KW and 152KWh hybrid power solutions project through its Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance SUNREF facility This is contained in a statement by Mr Amaechi Okobi the bank s Group Head Communications amp External Affairs on Wednesday in Lagos SUNREF is a green energy facility availed to Access Bank by the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement AFD to support Nigeria s journey toward carbon emissions reduction and a cleaner environment The facility dynamics match the financing organised by the bank with renewable power expertise from the AFD through their Technical Partner Winrock The bank in the statement said it was committed to environmental preservation through its sustainability mission The statement added that the bank would continue to demonstrate this commitment through the expansion of its green risk asset portfolio It said that the LBS financing which was packaged by the bank s Business Banking Division and the Project amp Structured Finance team would be the first utilisation of its SUNREF facility The statement quoted the bank s Managing Director Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna as saying that the LBS project was the beginning of many such projects to be supported by the bank Our bank believes in projects with sustainable and impact value and the LBS project is only the beginning of many such projects the bank will support using the SUNREF facility Ogbonna said The bank s Group Head of Project amp Structured Finance Mr Gavin Greenway was also quoted by the statement as saying that the LBS was the first beneficiary It s fitting that a citadel of learning like the LBS is the first confirmed beneficiary of the SUNREF facility This means the energy transition gospel becomes even more compelling given the practical reference it has on its own premises Students will see the solar canopy whenever they look up This will send a powerful message to the next generation of how we must power our future Whilst Africa is a negligible CO2 emitter globally its resolve to go green will signal to the world how seriously it takes responsibility for its own emissions We see SUNREF as just the opening phase of a larger pan African master plan from Access Bank Greenway said The SUNREF facility is available and can be obtained by applying through the SUNREF website NAN
    Access Bank funds Lagos Business School energy transition project
     Access Bank Plc has partnered the Lagos Business School LBS to fund the school s 350KW and 152KWh hybrid power solutions project through its Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance SUNREF facility This is contained in a statement by Mr Amaechi Okobi the bank s Group Head Communications amp External Affairs on Wednesday in Lagos SUNREF is a green energy facility availed to Access Bank by the Agence Fran aise de D veloppement AFD to support Nigeria s journey toward carbon emissions reduction and a cleaner environment The facility dynamics match the financing organised by the bank with renewable power expertise from the AFD through their Technical Partner Winrock The bank in the statement said it was committed to environmental preservation through its sustainability mission The statement added that the bank would continue to demonstrate this commitment through the expansion of its green risk asset portfolio It said that the LBS financing which was packaged by the bank s Business Banking Division and the Project amp Structured Finance team would be the first utilisation of its SUNREF facility The statement quoted the bank s Managing Director Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna as saying that the LBS project was the beginning of many such projects to be supported by the bank Our bank believes in projects with sustainable and impact value and the LBS project is only the beginning of many such projects the bank will support using the SUNREF facility Ogbonna said The bank s Group Head of Project amp Structured Finance Mr Gavin Greenway was also quoted by the statement as saying that the LBS was the first beneficiary It s fitting that a citadel of learning like the LBS is the first confirmed beneficiary of the SUNREF facility This means the energy transition gospel becomes even more compelling given the practical reference it has on its own premises Students will see the solar canopy whenever they look up This will send a powerful message to the next generation of how we must power our future Whilst Africa is a negligible CO2 emitter globally its resolve to go green will signal to the world how seriously it takes responsibility for its own emissions We see SUNREF as just the opening phase of a larger pan African master plan from Access Bank Greenway said The SUNREF facility is available and can be obtained by applying through the SUNREF website NAN
    Access Bank funds Lagos Business School energy transition project
    Environment4 months ago

    Access Bank funds Lagos Business School energy transition project

    Access Bank Plc has partnered the Lagos Business School (LBS) to fund the school’s 350KW and 152KWh hybrid power solutions project through its Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance (SUNREF) facility.

    This is contained in a statement by Mr Amaechi Okobi, the bank’s Group Head, Communications & External Affairs, on Wednesday in Lagos.

    SUNREF is a green energy facility availed to Access Bank by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to support Nigeria’s journey toward carbon emissions’ reduction and a cleaner environment.

    The facility dynamics match the financing organised by the bank, with renewable power expertise from the AFD through their Technical Partner, Winrock.

    The bank in the statement said it was committed to environmental preservation through its sustainability mission.

    The statement added that the bank would continue to demonstrate this commitment through the expansion of its green risk asset portfolio.

    It said that the LBS financing which was packaged by the bank’s Business Banking Division and the Project & Structured Finance team would be the first utilisation of its SUNREF facility.

    The statement quoted the bank’s Managing Director, Mr Roosevelt Ogbonna, as saying that the LBS project was the beginning of many such projects to be supported by the bank.

    “Our bank believes in projects with sustainable and impact value, and the LBS project is only the beginning of many such projects the bank will support using the SUNREF facility,” Ogbonna said.

    The bank’s Group Head of Project & Structured Finance, Mr Gavin Greenway, was also quoted by the statement as saying that the LBS was the first beneficiary.

    “It’s fitting that a citadel of learning like the LBS is the first confirmed beneficiary of the SUNREF facility.

    “This means the energy transition gospel becomes even more compelling given the practical reference it has on its own premises.

    “Students will see the solar canopy whenever they look up. This will send a powerful message to the next generation of how we must power our future.

    “Whilst Africa is a negligible CO2 emitter globally, its resolve to go green will signal to the world how seriously it takes responsibility for its own emissions.

    “We see SUNREF as just the opening phase of a larger, pan-African master plan from Access Bank,” Greenway said.

    The SUNREF facility is available and can be obtained by applying through the SUNREF website.

    (NAN)