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The London Institute of Banking & Finance triumphs at Green Gown Awards

14 November, 2016Eoghan Hughes

The London Institute of Banking & Finance was highly commended at last night’s (Thursday 10th November) Green Gown Awards, for its commitment to sustainability. 

Green Gown AwardsCelebrated in the “Continuous Improvement: Institutional Change” category, The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s entry, Financial Futures, was singled out for its understanding of “what sustainability means for the organisation”, its engagement with “external bodies such as EAUC, UKSIF, universities and businesses” and “gaining academic staff acceptance of the relevance of sustainability”. 

The Green Gown Awards was started in 2004 and recognises sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the world. The London Institute of Banking & Finance was one of 26 highly commended entries overall.

Commenting on The London Institute of Banking & Finance’s entry, the judges said:

“[Financial Futures] was an excellent example of what can be achieved by focusing on the curriculum. The initiative has clearly been firmly embedded in the institution; it addresses an important agenda and has the potential to change the behaviour of those involved for life. This was an honest submission which recognised the challenges faced but has real social, economic and environmental value".

Alex Fraser, Chief Executive at The London Institute of Banking & Finance said:

“For a small institute like ours, this award represents a significant achievement. It is a fitting tribute to the commitment of our academic community and our student body, who have done so much to put the sustainability agenda at the heart of everything we do.”

Learn more about the Green Gown Awards and our commitment to sustainability here.