Sustainable banking principles and financial system’s stability

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently released the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP) to promote sustainable way of doing business, especially in the banking industry. NSBP is anchored on nine over-arching principles. These were among others managing environmental and social risk in business decisions, safeguarding human rights and promoting women’s economic participation and empowerment. The Bankers’ Committee, as a commitment to sustainable development adopted NSBP, with particular focus on the development of agriculture, power and oil and gas.