SDG 4: Quality Education
Participating in several financial education and inclusion initiatives among which the Global Money Week, Fransabank internship program, lectures at universities and schools, among other… • launching a financial educational cards game – the Big Bank Challenge, • running youth competitions that derive innovation and tackle today’s challenges, • providing educational loans and scholarships, • encouraging advancement education program for our employees, • supporting local educational institutions in collaboration with partner organizations, and • adopting volunteerism initiatives for promoting financial education among universities and schools.
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Advancing eco-friendly projects, • signing partnerships with different public and private institutions to promote sustainable green cooperation, • assisting clients through counselling, auditing, and follow-ups in their green efforts, and vigorously applying the Environmental Social Management System (ESMS) in the credit processes, • providing affordable and flexible products and services for the community (housing loans, personal loans…), • having the largest branch network in Lebanon, • strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the community’ cultural and natural heritage, and • supporting positive economic, social, and environmental risks in the community with special attention to rural areas.
SDG 13: Climate Action
Providing sustainable energy finance loans for businesses and eco-friendly loans for individuals, • joining forces with international and local financial institutions for its sustainable energy finance initiative, • signing partnerships with different public and private institutions to promote sustainable green cooperation, • sharing best practices in sustainable energy finance with international financial institutions and local businesses, • vigorously applying the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) in the credit processes. • assisting clients through counselling, auditing, and follow-ups in their green efforts, • signing MoUs with different key players in the Lebanese market; the latest being with the Association of Lebanese Industrialists, • minimizing our environmental impact through numerous internal initiatives, and • implementing the outcome of the IFC green audit on the Bank’s Headquarters.