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As corporates proactively implement measures to operate more responsibly and improve their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, 2020 is shaping up to be a watershed year for sustainable finance in Africa. The continent’s mining sector is likely to be among the adopters of sustainable finance products, particularly as mining groups and their supply chains…

Olam Nigeria, a leading player in the Nigerian agriculture value chain, has been commended by Governor, Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, for paving the way through its agricultural investments and reforms in the country. El-Rufai, who was speaking recently at the ground-breaking ceremony for a Tomato processing factory, held at Kangimi, in Igabi Local Government…

Five new startups have been accepted into the Venture Scale programme, which is an initiative of Founders Factory Africa (FFA); backed by StandardBank and Netcare as corporate investors. The five startups were formally inducted into the Venture Scale programme on Monday, February 3, 2020. All five startups have developed product offerings targeted at the FinTech…

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, is set to host the third edition of its Youth Leadership Series. The Youth Leadership Series is an annual event which is fashioned after the Business Leadership Series, also organized annually by Stanbic IBTC. It is a platform designed to engage young Nigerians, thus empowering…

Quickteller, a leading consumer payment platform of Pan-African integrated digital payments company – Interswitch – known for providing seamless payment solutions, has launched a new campaign themed “Everything is Possible”. The campaign demonstrates the ubiquitous nature of the Quickteller platform. The commercials, which have just been released, are in two versions: ‘The Big Idea’ and…

Team Earth, a group of nine teenage students, have emerged winners of the InterswitchSPAK 2.0 Innovation Challenge. The group of nine collaborated to ‘Identify a problem in the agricultural value chain in Nigeria leveraging technology’. Grouped into nine teams, the InterswitchSPAK finalists were tasked with developing solutions to three salient socio-economic issues. These issues were…

Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced the selection of BBDO West Africa as the Group’s new creative agency. BBDO, whose appointment takes effect from January 2020, emerged as a result of its performance in a pitch process which involved other creative agencies. BBDO now takes responsibility for charting the…

If you are like the average Nigerian youth who is just starting out and needs an account that allows you to start from scratch and grow your savings while giving you access to your money 24/7, then the Stanbic IBTC Blue Edge Savings Account is perfect for you. The BluEdge Savings Account, is a product…

Parents and guardians of wards intending to sit for the 2020 UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) and DE (Direct Entry) examinations can now obtain the required JAMB(Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board) e-PIN from the comfort of their homes via Quickteller. Quicteller, the consumer payment platform of Pan-African integrated digital payments company, Interswitch, opened its platform…

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group by assets, is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, held in London on 20 January. The Summit will create new lasting partnerships between UK and African businesses, governments and institutions to deliver more investment, jobs and growth. These partnerships will benefit people and…

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