Young Banker of the Year Award 2019 Launched with Focus on Green and Sustainable Finance

  • 7 January 2019

The 2019 edition of the most prestigious annual event for the UK’s leading Young Bankers has been launched today.  The organisers, the Chartered Banker Institute, are inviting nominations from its 35,000 members, and more widely from individuals and UK banking institutions (including building societies, credit unions and fintechs).

Founded in 1987, the Chartered Banker Young Banker of the Year competition aims to showcase tomorrow’s leaders in banking. The challenge set for entrants is designed to test their capacity to generate new ideas, drive purposeful innovation and deliver positive outcomes for customers and communities. This year, entrants are asked to develop ideas with a focus on green and sustainable finance, reflecting the key role of financial services in facilitating the transition to a low carbon world.

Contestants are asked to develop a proposal in response to the following question:

“What idea would you implement in your own organisation to improve outcomes for some or all of the following groups: customers, colleagues, counterparties, communities and the organisation you work for? Your idea should place customers and their needs at the heart of the business and reflect your vision for the future of banking based on sustainable and/or green finance principles.”