Equity Bank has been recognized as Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility for the second year in a row at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2023.
The lender also received accolades for being the best in digital solutions and small and medium enterprise (SME) banking. Other awards include Best Bank in Kenya, Best Bank in DRC, and Best Bank for CSR in Kenya.
Equity Group CEO James Mwangi attributed the achievement to the lender’s commitment to create innovative solutions to transform lives in Africa.
“These prestigious accolades reaffirm our unwavering commitment to transforming lives, giving dignity, and expanding opportunities for wealth creation among our customers and communities across Africa. We are humbled by these recognitions of our achievements in corporate responsibility, financial performance, and strategic growth.
“Through our innovative digital solutions, extensive branch network, and dedicated employees, we will continue to champion shaping Africa’s financial landscape and providing exceptional services to our valued customers,” he said.
Equity Group Holdings Plc, a financial services company listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Uganda Securities Exchange, and Rwanda Stock Exchange, has significantly transformed lives across Africa through its social impact investment.
Through the Equity Group Foundation (EGF), the lender has so far trained over 2 million Women and Youth in financial education, while over 400,000 MSMEs have been trained in entrepreneurship.
The Group, which has banking subsidiaries in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and DRC, has also hit a first in the education sector, awarding scholarships to over 50,000 learners.