Equity Group Holdings has been named Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility for the second year in a row in both Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the 2023 Euromoney Awards for Excellence.
The bank also received recognition for being the best in digital solutions and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The award demonstrates Equity’s commitment to ESG principles and positive impact on communities.
Equity Bank’s Chief Executive Officer James Mwangi attributed the awards to their innovative digital solutions, extensive branch network, and dedicated employees.
“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.
The bank has a strong track record of social impact, with its Equity Group Foundation (EGF) investing in programs that have improved the lives of millions of people across Africa.
The EGF has awarded over 55,000 scholarships, trained over 2.4 million women and youth in financial education, and supported over 448,000 MSMEs in entrepreneurship.
Equity is also a leader in digital banking, with over 18 million active mobile banking customers. The bank’s digital banking platform has made it easier and more convenient for customers to access financial services.