Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), a public limited liability company, was established as a bank holding company in 1985 under a private sector initiative spearheaded by the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the support of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Today, Ecobank is the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent. It has a larger African footprint than any other bank in the world. Ecobank currently operates in countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, namely Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group also has a licenced operation in Paris and representative offices in Beijing, Dubai, Johannesburg, and London.
The Ecobank Group is a full-service bank focused on Middle Africa. It provides wholesale, retail, investment and transactional banking services to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, local companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals.
Sustainability lies at the core of the bank’s mission to build a world-class pan-African bank that contributes to the integration and socio-economic development of the continent. Ecobank’s long-term success is intertwined with the sustainable development of the economies, societies and environment in which it operates.
In 2012, the group adopted an integrated and comprehensive approach to sustainability and created a common framework. This framework depicts sustainability in the context of the operational model of the organisation ensuring effective, efficient and sustainable utilisation of economic, social, human and natural capital. This framework reflects the bank’s commitment to drive economic transformation in Africa while protecting the environment and being a socially responsible financial institution with a world-class professional perspective.
Ecobank Group Sustainability Report:
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