Nigeria’s largest bank by market capitalization, Guaranty Trust Bank, stepped up its relationships with the United Nations in early March by becoming the UNEP Finance Initiative’s latest member institution. Guaranty Trust Bank’s activities span all countries of Anglophone West Africa, making its commitment to UNEP FI’s Statement on Sustainable Development – the partnership’s backbone – a significant step toward the mainstreaming of sustainability in that region. “Nigeria’s sustainable scene is becoming more vibrant every day, as recently evidenced by our report Financing Renewable Energy in sub-Saharan Africa. The membership of leading institutions such as Guaranty Trust Bank is key to this trend,” commented UNEP FI’s officer in charge Yuki Yasui. UNEP FI currently counts 15 members in sub-Saharan Africa. All but one are banks. More information here.