BOSL NABS ECCB GOOD CORPORATE CITIZEN AWARD
in Saint Lucia, one of the key areas being the promotion of financial literacy.
In September, BOSL lent sound support to two major activities in commemoration of Business Month: the Mini Services and Business Expo, hosted by the Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA), and the MSME Finance Symposium hosted by the Small Enterprise Development Unit of the Ministry of Commerce. BOSL was a key presenter at the latter, which focused on providing both MSMEs and aspiring business owners with crucial information on accessing various financing options and the services available.
In the month of October, BOSL also supported the efforts of the ECCB in the hosting of activities related to Financial Information Month, which is celebrated annually across the Eastern Caribbean.
Sister subsidiary, ECFH Global Investments, earlier in this month hosted the first in its series of breakfast seminars aimed at providing relevant, timely information to assist individuals and institutions in making sound financial decisions. The keynote speaker was Mr. Allan Lewis, Chairman of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, who presented under the theme ‘Alternative Financing for Business Corporations’.
Over the years, the institution has embarked on a number of initiatives and continues to support programmes aimed at promoting financial literacy. These financial literacy initiatives form part of BOSL and the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility philosophy which articulates their commitment to the socioeconomic development of Saint Lucia.
The Good Corporate Citizen Awards were introduced in 1997 by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to recognize banks which contribute to the development of the people and communities in which they operate through the implementation, support and participation in sound social responsibility projects. Bank of Saint Lucia is the five-time winner of the Best Corporate Citizen Award and multiple winner of Good Corporate Citizen Award by the ECCB.