Zenith Bank’s CEO has been recognized for CSR and sustainability initiatives.
NewsReport gathered that Zenith Bank Plc and its Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, have been recognized at the CSR Africa Awards for Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility.
According to a statement issued on Sunday, Onyeagwu was named ‘CEO of the Year,’ while the bank was named ‘Best Company in Reporting and Transparency,’ ‘Best Company in Infrastructure Development,’ ‘Best Company in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment,’ and ‘Most Responsible Organization in Africa.’
“The judges found him worthy for his commitment to promoting sustainability and responsible business practices in Nigeria, for his frontal leadership of sustainability in Zenith Bank, thereby enabling best industry practices in the banking sector, and for his passion for reducing carbon emissions in the bank’s operations,” the statement said.
“Under his leadership, the Zenith Bank’s social investments totaled N3.29bn in 2020, representing nearly two percent of the bank’s profit after tax.”
According to the statement, SERAS is an initiative of TruCSR that celebrates and promotes investments by corporate organizations in society through CSR and sustainability initiatives.