UNITY BANK CHAMPIONS STAKEHOLDERS ROUNDTABLE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT*
As part of its efforts to champion sustainability in Nigeria, Unity Bank in collaboration with Avant-Garde Innovation & Technology Services (AGITS) organized a roundtable discourse themed – “The Future of Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Achieving Economic Growth with Low Carbon Trajectory in a Circular Economy”
The world is changing and there is a greater demand on organisations, more than ever before to protect the environment, while making profit as a business. The stakeholders roundtable was convened to assess the progress being made by stakeholders to promote a green economy and develop cleaner energy as a means of improving environmental sustainability, addressing global warming, raising sea level, pollution, desertification and deforestation, and to determine the next steps for the advancement of sustainable development for Nigeria, while increasing awareness, promoting community action and encouraging economic growth.
Having promoted sustainable practices in agriculture over the years, and its commitment to sustainability, Unity Bank understands the importance of awareness, engagement and collaboration in the execution of sustainability initiatives, which is why this roundtable was not only relevant but timely.
In a welcome message to all attendees, the Executive Director, Risk Management & Compliance, Unity Bank Plc, Usman Abdulqadir, who represented the Managing Director/CEO, Tomi Somefun, pressed on the need for increased stakeholder engagement on sustainable development and deepened commitments towards promoting climate change initiatives, it is the hope that while sharing experiences on actions to protect the earth for future generations, the platform is capable of harnessing ideas to forge common action points and convergence for policy makers, entrepreneurs, sustainable development experts and other organizations playing pivotal roles to solve problems threatening the sustainability of the planet earth.
In 2018, Unity Bank Plc was recognised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the sustainable banking award for ‘Sustainable Transaction of the Year in Agriculture’ in recognition of the Bank’s initiatives to promote sustainability initiatives and impact in the agricultural space.