Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Community Support

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Community Support

Year 2019 - 2020

 

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Community Support

  1. . Corporate Social Responsibility:

EBE Continues this year to supporting both sectors, education and health, according to its strategy and out of its CSR activities and belief in its role towards the community. On the education sector, this year, the Bank funded and supported Massr El Kheir foundation in the operational and educational costs of five schools in Essna villages – Luxor Governorate, in Upper Egypt. The fund included the sports, arts, recreational and cultural activities’ costs, as well as the books, tools and students’ uniforms etc.. these are the same schools which were previously established and renovated by the Bank and comes out of the Bank’s keenness in improving the level of education especially in Upper Egypt, where a team from the Bank’s staff regularly visits those schools, to encourage the students and teachers. 

Also, on the education side and based on EBE belief in the scientific research field and its impact on the whole community, the Bank financially supported Zeweil City & University for Science and Technology, in a form of 6 scholarship for 6 excellent university students who cannot afford the education cost. 

Additionally, the Bank participated in establishing a new charitable investment mutual fund for education purposes, mainly for enhancing and developing the level of education in different fields, in all aspects and means. 

On the health sector, the Bank continues to financially support different health issues and cases, this is through previously signed protocols with different foundations, such as Ahl Massr Foundation for establishing and furnishing a double room in the Burn and Accidents’ Victims Hospital, including the cost of medical equipment. This year, also, EBE continued to cover the chemotherapy sessions of breast cancer patients in Baheya Hospital for Early Detection and Breast Cancer Treatment, through the MOU previously signed with the foundation. A group of the Bank’s employee usually visit the hospital to psychologically, emotionally and morally support the patients. Moreover, the Bank supported Banha University Hospitals - the Urology and Venereology Department, for the renovations of different medial sections, such as the intensive care units, the inpatients clinics, the operations rooms and the administration and educational buildings… etc, as well as in buying the latest medical equipment and tool

Moreover, EBE financially supported Al Nass Hospital to establish, equip and furnish a ward room in the hospital, to participate in operating the heart patient children. In addition to the financial support given to Mansoura University Hospital, who provides free of charge medical services and treatment, covering the cost of surgeries for patients who can’t afford it, and also for buying medical equipment and tools

On the environment level, the Bank collects all the drafts papers and the outdated documents, which in turn get shredded then given to specialized organization for recycling, in order to protect the environment. On another hand, EBE makes a regular check-up on all vehicles owned by the Bank, in order not to be a source of pollution. Moreover, the Bank is applying an “environment friendly” policy in the construction, maintenance and energy saving materials.  

In light with Covid - 19 crisis, and in support to the affected categories of impermanent and temporary workers and employees, who lost their jobs, the Bank participating in Egyptian Banking Institute’s initiative to support those categories who were financially and economically affected. EBE also financially supported Ibrahim Badran Foundation for holding awareness sessions about the virus, for the residents of some poor villages in different governorates, on how to prevent infection and protect themselves and their families, where sanitizers, face masks, gloves, vitamin C and sterilizers where distributed to those poor villages

Furthermore, the Bank continues in its new initiative in support to the agricultural sector in the mega project called “Plant – Collect – Export”, in coordination with Massr El Kheir Foundation. Through this initiative, EBE is funding farmers for planting 50 greenhouses on a 50 hectares’ land in Luxor, the fund is also covering the training programs for those farmers, who got their contracts, started planting and collecting vegetables out of their greenhouses, in order to insure the quality of the products to reach the exports’ standards. A team from the Bank and Massr El Kheir foundation visited the green houses which were officially inaugurated by Luxor Governor and EBE Chairperson.

In order to disseminate the financial awareness to youth. The Bank continued to participate, for a fifth consecutive year, in the initiative under the supervision of the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, where workshops and lectures were conducted to university students. In this line, the Bank sponsored and adopted the Egyptian Banking Simulation Model - EBSM, organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences - Cairo University, where financials and banking informative sessions where conducted to those university students.

As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issues. The Bank usually participates in many employment fairs, organized by several entities and in different business fields.  

This is in addition to EBE usual support to Tahya Missr Fund, believing in the cause of the national projects for the country and for development issues of the whole population. Moreover, the Bank participated in the Martyrs’’ Fund lost their lives defending the country, the fund is mainly to support the families of those martyrs.

This year, the CSR Department started and took a couple of new initiatives: 

  • The “CSR monthly tip”, where a CSR tip is sent to all staff via email as a monthly slogan to act with.
  • The collective donations, where a list of all the foundations and NGOs which have accounts in the Bank was emailed to all EBE staff encouraging them to donate regularly.
  • Buying the handcrafts products of “Al Amal Village for Homeless”, to use these products as give aways. The village give shelters to those homeless, educate and give them trainings in different fields. 
  • The CSR Department invited Massr El Kheir Foundation at EBE premises before “Eid El Adha”, encouraging staff to donate “Sak El Odheya”.  

2nd. Business Community Support  

On the business community support side, EBE usually participates in different activities organized by the chambers of industries and commerce as well as the businesspersons’ associations; this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, fairs, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. Where the Bank usually provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these business communities. 

This year, the Bank was very active to know about all the new implications in the fields of international trade, export and global economy. In order to develop and improve business relationship with businesspersons and exporters, the Bank, constantly, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and some of the specialized centers, giving priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, in

order to open new markets for Egyptian products and goods, and to facilitate the process of commercial trade, through (B2B) events organized by those associations. Such as, The American Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks (UAB), Federation of Egyptian Banks (FEB), Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA), British Egyptian Businessmen Association (BEBA) and the Arab Investors Union.

In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers, business and economy drivers in Egypt. The Bank was keen, this year, to be present at the most important economic local and international events, such as: the annual conference of Federation of Egyptian Banks, the 12th Egypt Economic Forum and Summit, Cairo Banking Breakfast “Export Finance”, the conference held by the University of Language and Communication first conference “Culture and Media – New Directions” organized by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, this is in addition to the “Future of Investment” conference arranged by Alexandria Business Association, as well as “People & Banks 2019 Conference” which is annually presented by Arab Media Center and additionally the 6th Middle East Strategic Communications Conferences, organized by Online for Conferences and Fairs. 

This is in addition to the specialized fairs and exhibitions which are attended and sponsored by the Bank, in order to develop the Egyptian products to meet and compete with the international standards as well as expanding the volume of exports. The purpose is also to help Egyptian exporters to expand sales by providing opportunities to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in “B2B” events, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to increase export and sales.

Some of these exhibitions and fairs were the following: 

  • HATS Egypt fair (The home appliances & tableware), which was organized by the Engineering Export Council of Egypt under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and supported by Export Development Authority and Egyptian Commercial Services.
  • “Torathna” conference and exhibition, an initiative that goes with EBE interest in support to the microfinance and authentic Egyptian hand craft products and heritage, organized by MSME, Projects Development Organization.
  • The International Exhibition and Conference for Investment and Franchise 2019 “Buzinex”.
  • The 19TH EDITION of Hotelier Summit Egypt, which is organized by Expo-Link and specially designed to assist those who invest, design, build, operate and supply in areas where hospitality is delivered in the Middle East, Africa and India etc. The idea of this event is that international projects holders meet local projects holders and suppliers who are specialized in furniture, building materials, engineering, textiles, chemicals, printing, leather and handicrafts

 

  • Food Africa Exhibition 2019, under the Auspices of Food Export Council – Ministry of Trade & Industry, in order to enhance our presence and generate leads for new business in the food sector.
  • China-Africa Economic & Trade Expo Fair 2019, under the auspices of Export Development Authority - EDA, its aim was to bring together both African and Chinese business communities in order to strengthen and develop economic cooperation, partnership and trade relations.
  • BWA21 - Kenya Trade Mission, “Women in Business, North meets East Forum”, in order to invade new African markets for Egyptian products through meetings with the international, global and regional African organizations. This is in line with the Bank strategic plan to expand the African markets to support Egyptian exports through signing commercial agreements with African entities.

Moreover, the Bank usually participates in most of the large international and local events such as:

- The World Youth Forum 2019, which was a very good chance to communicate with different age groups and market for the New image of EBE.

- Egypt Economic Forum 2020.

- Egypt Investment Forum 2020, under the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, with enormous exposure for Arab and African countries in addition to sessions about export activities in Africa, The Forum was organized by the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group in cooperation with the Union of Arab Chambers. Attracted government officials, ministers, experts, businessmen and investors from Egypt and various Arab countries as well as representatives of regional and international financial institutions and bodies. It also coincided with the meetings of the Federation of African, Islamic and Mediterranean Chambers, in order to maximize regional and international cooperation.

- Euromoney conference 2019, the biggest economic and business event worldwide.

 

- Cairo ICT 2019 Conference and Exhibition.

 

- The dinner of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, which was held in the occasion of the African Cup for African delegates. 

- The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2019 organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB), in Beirut – Lebanon.

 

- Digital transformation in banks and the future of financial intermediation conference, under the auspices of Mr. Tarek Amer, Central Bank of Egypt’s Governor and organized by the Union of Arab Banks in coordination with Federation of Egyptian Banks (FEB).

 

  • The Annual Arab Banking Conference for 2019 “The Implications of the Political Fluctuations on Banking Conference, organized by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) and under the patronage of CBE Governor, Mr. Tarek Amer, and supported by WUAB and FEB.

 

The Bank is always keen to participate in the export related activities organized by the British Egyptian Businessmen Association BEBA, such as “Egypt as an Export Hub in Africa”.  EBE also supports the local and regional events such as the tennis tournament in El Ward Island Club in Mansoura. 

 

The Bank is supporting “Nile Preneurs” initiative, initiated by the Central Bank of Egypt, executed by Nile University in coordination with banks and the Projects Development Unit, the initiative aims to provide financing services, training, education, marketing services and investment opportunities as well as ready-made projects and start-ups, including feasibility studies for entrepreneurs. The initiative was officially inaugurated during this financial year.

 

In the context of women empowerment, economically and financially, EBE sponsored different initiatives to wider support women, where the Bank supported, participated in and attended the following:

 

  • BWE21 6th Annual Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, where EBE’s role was promoting Export activities specially within women entrepreneurs
  • Egyptian Women Forum which stipulated Egyptian women success stories in all life fields, scientific, practical, sporting, humanitarian, financial and business activities. Success stories of Egyptian Women were enumerated, motivating other women to seek and occupy pioneer and leadership positions, learning and gaining experience from leader businesswomen in all life spheres.

 

 

It is worth mentioning that the Bank was awarded as one of the top 100 effective companies and its Chairperson, Mervat Soltan as one of the top 50 successful leaders.

 

 

Moreover, the Bank signed a couple of MOUs, protocols and agreements with the following parties:

 

  • SANAD to support SMEs, agricultural exporters, and microfinance institutions in Egypt boosting the Bank’s ability to finance agricultural, small and medium-sized exporters as well as microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Egypt.
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  • ESISCO – Beshay agreement (Syndicated loan).

 

  • A Memorandum of understanding between ECGE - Export Credit Guarantee Company (one of the Bank’s subsidiaries) and SACE.

 

  • An agreement with Port Said Government to finance 58 factory of young entrepreneurs among the small and microfinance loans and facilities financing program, the factories are run and managed by those young investors to produce Egyptian products, which some of those products are exported, through that agreement the Bank provides non-financial services, advisory services and financial consultation and information on how to open new markets.

 

  • A protocol with Industrial Development Authority for financing small industrial units for establishing 4000 factory including start-ups financing and providing non-financial services and consultation services for opening new markets.

 

 

  • An MOU between Egypt and Italy on cooperation between both parties for the support and development of foreign trade and investment, exchanging information and economic collaboration.   

 

Year 2018/2019

  1. Corporate Social Responsibilities:

EBE Continues this year to supporting both sectors, education and health, according to its strategy and out of its belief in its role towards the community out of its CSR activities. This year, the Bank funded the Stem Cells Lab of the Faculty of Dentistry – Cairo University, with the needed medical equipment and research tools. The lab is the new generation and the future medical and therapeutic transformation, as it will not help in curing several diseases, but also it will help in preventing many other diseases, this comes out of the Bank’s keenness in improving the level of education and health at the same time, and supporting the scientific researches which is the foundation of lots of improvements aspects in our country. Moreover, a team from the Bank’s staff visited the lab and the faculty, in this occasion. Also, in support to education issues, EBE participated in furnishing the computer lab of the Faculty of Education - Helwan University, by providing 30 PCs, where a sign holding the name and the logo of the Bank was installed.

On the health sector, the Bank continues to financially support different health issues and cases, through the previously signed protocol with Ahl Massr Foundation for establishing and furnishing a double room in the Burn and Accidents’ Victims Hospital, including the cost of medical equipment. This year, EBE continued to cover the chemotherapy sessions of breast cancer patients in Baheya Hospital for Early Detection and Breast Cancer Treatment, through the previously signed MOU with the foundation. A group of the Bank’s employee usually visit the hospital to psychologically, emotionally and morally support the patients.  Moreover, the Bank supported Banha University Hospitals - the Urology and Venereology Department, for the renovations of different medial sections, such as the intensive care units, the inpatients clinics, the operations rooms and the administration and educational buildings… etc, as well as in buying the latest medical equipment and tools.

 

Additionally, EBE supported Magdi Yaacoub Foundation in funding the heart operations for kids as well as in the new hospital of Aswan. It is also worth mentioning that the Bank funded many Corneal Operations which are operated in Ophthalmic Unit in Kassr El Einy Hospital, this is in coordination with Inner-Wheel Club & Association - New Sharm El Sheikh.

This year, the Bank continues in its new initiative in support to the agricultural sector in the mega project called “Plant – Collect – Export”, in coordination with Massr El Kheir Foundation. Through this initiative, EBE is funding the farmers for planting 50 greenhouses on a 50 hectares’ land in Luxor, the fund will also cover the training programs for these farmers, who got their contracts and started already in planting their greenhouses, in order to insure the quality of the products to reach the exports’ standards.  

In support to its CSR function and in order to know and to be part of the CSR drivers in Egypt, the Bank participated in two major CSR forums by sponsoring and attending, to get introduced to the foundations and NGOs in the community, in order to be able to prepare its CSR plan.

In line with CBE Financial Inclusion Initiative, the Bank is always keen to participate every year in this initiative, in order to introduce its services and products to a larger and different category and segment of the community. Where the Bank presented these services and products through universities, youths centers and clubs as well as small settlements and communities, promoting the account opening at no opening fees and with no minimum limits.  

Moreover, and in order to disseminate the financial awareness to children and youth. The Bank continued to participate, for a fourth consecutive year, in some initiatives under the supervision of the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, where branches visits, workshops and lectures were conducted to different universities students. In this line, the Bank also sponsored and adopted the Egyptian Banking Simulation Model - EBSM, organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences - Cairo University, where financials and banking informative sessions where conducted to those university students.

As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issues. The Bank usually participates in many employment fairs, organized by several entities and in different business fields.  

Furthermore, EBE supported the World Youth Forum held in Aswan, about the future vision of the banking sector, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion digital transformation and financial technology, and where business models were presented in these different fields under the auspices of president El Sisi and the attendance of local and international governmental figures.

This is in addition to its usual support to Tahya Missr Fund, believing in the cause of the national projects for the country and for development issues of the whole population.   

2. Business Community Support:

EBE usually participates in different activities organized by the chambers of industries and commerce as well as the businesspersons’ associations; this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank usually provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade, export and global economy.

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businesspersons and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank, usually, gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, in order to open new markets for Egyptian products and facilitate the process of commercial trade, through (B2B) events organized by these associations. Such as, The American Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks (UAB), El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks (FEB), Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Stock Market Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary & Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA), the Financial Markets Association, British Egyptian Businessmen Association (BEBA) as well as the Arab Investors Union.

In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers, business and economy drivers in Egypt. The Bank was keen to participate, for the fourth year, in the international event “Fruit Logistica - 2019”, which is held in Berlin – Germany, under the auspices of the Agricultural Export Council, in order to develop and expand the Egyptian export especially in the food and agriculture sector. The purpose was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing an opportunity for them to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in a “B2B” event, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales.  

Moreover, the Bank participated in Euromoney conference, the biggest economic and business event worldwide, the International Exhibition for Investment and Franchise 2018 “Buzinex”, the business forums and roundtable organized by British Egyptian Businessman Association “BEBA”, discussing the New Export Strategy, Trade Finance Forum and others, as well as Egypt’s Builders Forum.

Additionally, it was a very good business opportunity for the Bank to participate this year in the Intra-African Trade Fair – IATF, in order to invade new African markets for Egyptian products through lots of meetings with the international, global and regional African organizations. This is in line with the Bank strategic plan to expand the African markets to support Egyptian exports through signing commercial agreements with those financial African entities, such as Afrixim Bank African Development Bank, studying the credit lines with first degree banks according to customers’ needs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria, being the potential Markets for Egyptian exporters. 

In the same regard, EBE participated in China-Africa Economic & Trade Expo Fair, held in China, under the supervision and organization of Export Development Authority, as well as Egypt Investment Forum and People and Banks Exhibition, in order to also introduce its new retail products and corporate services.

A major event, that the Bank was very interested and keen to participate in, is the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association of African Central Banks, the AACB Conference, which was held in the conventional center in Sharm El Sheikh, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and was attended by CBE governor, Mr. Tarek Amer and African banks governors as well as Egyptian and African governmental entities and organizations. The conference tackled the ways of economic collaborations between African countries. This is in line with Egypt’s strategy for opening trade and economics’ channels with African countries for further foreign cooperation.

EBE sponsored the business mission to Ghana in partnerships with Export Council for Building, Refractory & Metallurgy Industries, to tackle and discuss the obstacles, problems that faces the Egyptian Exports in this field, where the Bank seized this opportunity to present its different services and financial products. B2B meetings were conducted with key governmental and businesspersons’ figures, this is in line with EBE's strategy targeting to double Egyptian exports to African countries.

The Bank is supporting “Nile Preneurs” initiative, initiated by Central Bank of Egypt, executed by Nile University in coordination with banks and the Projects Development Unit which aims to provide financing services, training, education, marketing services and investment opportunities as well as ready-made projects including feasibility studies for entrepreneurs.  

Additionally, the Bank this year sponsored “Chief Risk Officers in Arab Banks Forum: The Road to Basel 4”, a conference organized by Union of Arab Banks in Alexandria, where a team from the Bank attended.

In the context of the women empowerment, economically and financially, EBE sponsored different initiatives to wider support women and entreprenelle. These initiatives were on the occasion of International Women’s Day & the SHE CAN Summit and in partnership with UN Women Egypt. Where the Bank supported and attended the "Women for Success” 5th annual international conference and entrepreneurial retreat under the theme of “Globalization of SME’s - She Made IT”, EBE role was promoting Export activities specially within women entrepreneurs. The conference was organized by the Arab League and Business Women of Egypt Association.

It is worth mentioning that the Bank was awarded as one of the top 100 effective companies and its Chairperson, Mervat Soltan as one of the top 50 successful leaders.

Out of its role in supporting production and export, the Bank sponsored and participated in other specialized events such as, the Cairo Wood Show as well as the handcrafts exhibition, in order to support the Egyptian products to meet the export high standards.

Moreover, the Bank signed an MOU protocol agreement with the Social Housing and Mortgage Finance Fund, through which the Bank provides funds to eligible investors.  

 

year 2017/2018

1-     Corporate Social Responsibilities:

EBE Continues this year to supporting both sectors, education and health, out of its belief in its role towards the community and out of its CSR activities. This year, the Bank funded Massr El Kheir foundation in the operational and educational costs of five schools in Essna villages – Luxor Governorate, in Upper Egypt. It includes the sports, arts, recreational and cultural activities’ costs, and comes out of the Bank’s keenness in improving the level of education especially in Upper Egypt, where a team from the Bank’s staff visited those schools. 

On the health sector, the Bank signed more than one protocol to financially support different health issues and cases, through different foundations, such as Ahl Massr foundation for establishing and furnishing a double room in the Burn and Accidents’ Victims Hospital, including the cost of medical equipment. EBE continued to cover the chemotherapy sessions of breast cancer patients in Baheya Hospital for Early Detection and Breast Cancer Treatment, through the MOU signed with the foundation. A group of the Bank’s employee visited the hospital to psychologically, emotionally and morally support the patients.  Moreover, the Bank funded the Hospitals of Assuit University for the renovations of different medial sections and buying the latest medical equipment. 

This year, the Bank took a new initiative in support to the agricultural sector in a mega project called “Plant – Collect – Export”, in coordination with Massr El Kheir Foundation. Through this initiative EBE is funding the farmers for planting 50 greenhouses on a 50 hectares land in Luxor, the fund will also covers the training programs for these farmers in order to insure the quality of the products to reach the exports’ standards.  

In line with CBE Financial Inclusion Initiative, the Bank participated in the initiative, in order to introduce its services and products to a larger and different category and segment of the community. Where the Bank presented these services and products through universities, youths centers and clubs as well as small settlements and communities and promoted the account opening at no opening fees. 

Moreover, and in order to disseminate the financial awareness to children and youth. The Bank continued to participate in the Global Money Week, for a third consecutive year, by the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and some international schools, where branches visits, workshops and lectures were conducted to different universities and schools’ students. In this line, the Bank also sponsored and adopted the Egyptian Banking Simulation Model - EBSM, organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences - Cairo University, where financials and banking informative sessions where conducted at the faculty of commerce in Cairo and Ain Shams Universities.    

As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issues. The Bank participated in some employment fairs, such as the annual employment fair organized by the German University in Cairo, as well as the American University in Cairo.

 

2. Business Community Support:

 

EBE continues to participate in different activities organized by the chambers of industries and commerce as well as the businesspersons associations; this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank usually provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade and global economy.

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businesspersons and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank, always, gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, in order to open new markets for Egyptian products and facilitate the process of commercial trade, through (B2B) events organized by these associations. Such as, The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Stock Market Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary & Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, the Financial Markets Association, British Egyptian Businessmen Association (BEBA) as well as the Arab Investors Union.

In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers in Egypt. The Bank was keen to participate, for the third year, in the international event “Fruit Logistica”, which was held in Berlin – Germany, under the auspices of the Agricultural Export Council, in order to develop and expand the Egyptian export especially in the food and agriculture sector. The purpose was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing an opportunity for them to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in a “B2B” event, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales.

Moreover, the Bank participated in Agro-Food exhibition held in Russia, in addition to Gulf Food Exhibition in Dubai organized by the Export Council for Food Industry, where a group of the Corporate Banking and Syndicated Loans as well as the SMEs Sector attended these exhibitions.

EBE this year participated in Uganda and Rwanda Trade Missions in coordination with the Federation of Egyptian Industries, which tackled the obstacles, problems that faces the Egyptian Exports, where the Bank seized this opportunity to present its different services and financial products. B2B meetings were conducted with key governmental African and businesspersons’ figures, this is In line with EBE's strategy targeting to double Egyptian exports to Africa. Moreover, another trade mission to Ghana were also conducted, in line with Egypt’s strategy for opening trade and economics’ channels with African countries for further foreign cooperation.  

This year also the Bank sponsored the annual Cairo International Fair, People and Banks Exhibition as well as the conference of the Egyptian Institutions of Plastic Surgeries, where EBE presented its products and services among these huge events.   

Additionally, the Bank this year signed different protocols and MOU such as:

  • The Commercial Representation, for helping in creating better investment environment, which encourages exports. 
  • The Association of SMEs Investors offering all facilities and financial services to their platform.
  • El Tadamon Microfinance Foundation, providing funds and financing the small and microfinance projects owned by women granting trade opportunities.
  • Different Export councils of various sectors, agricultural, textiles and garments chemical industry, furniture, metal, food industry etc.…out of the Bank belief in its role in participating to the development of the Egyptian Economy, especially in this critical period that the country faces, where the organizations altogether should give a hand to help, creating investment opportunities.
  • A protocol with Afrixim Bank, which offers a combination of programs, products and services designed to help Egyptian exporters to boost their exports to the African market and which is considered one of the ways to get the local economy from its crises in order to achieve the desired growth, and a way of exchanging experiences and economic cooperation.
  • Sanad to support the Egyptian small and medium size exporters.

Year 2016/2017

Believing in its role towards the community and out of its CSR activities especially for education and health sectors, this year, The Bank funded Massr El Kheir foundation for establishing and developing five schools mainly in small villages of Essna – Luxor Governorate, in Upper Egypt. This comes out of the Bank’s keenness in improving the level of education specially in Upper Egypt, where there are no enough schools to accommodate young children. 
On the health sector, the Bank signed more than one protocol to financially support different health issues and cases, through different foundations, such as Ahl Massr foundation for covering the treatment and surgeries of 15 severe burn victims mostly children of needy families. Also 50 chemotherapy sessions of breast cancer patients in Baheya Hospital for Early Detection and Breast Cancer Treatment. Moreover, the Bank funded the treatment and medicines of 1000 virus C needy patients in Luxor Center for Virus C medication; this was in cooperation with the Association of Friends of the National Cancer-Free Initiative.  In addition to the financial support given to the Kidney, Urology and Nephrology Center in Mansoura, who provides free of charge medical services and treatment. As well as a donation to Heliopolis Friends Association for Social Services, providing free of charge eye surgeries for needy children.

In line with CBE mission in financial inclusion, the Bank participated in the Financial Inclusion Initiative, launched by the Central Bank of Egypt, in order to introduce its services and products to a larger and different category of the community. Where the Bank presented these services and products through universities, youths centers and clubs as well as small settlements and communities. 

Moreover, and in order to disseminate the financial awareness to children and youth. The Bank continued to participate in the Global Money Week, by the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and some international schools, where branches visits, workshops and lectures were conducted to different universities and schools’ students. In this line, the Bank also sponsored and adopted the Egyptian Banking Simulation Model, organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences - Cairo University.    

As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issues. The Bank participated in some employment fairs, such as the annual employment fair organized by the German University in Cairo, as well as the American University in Cairo.

On the Business Community Support level, the Bank continued to participate in different activities organized by the chambers of industries and commerce as well as the businessmen associations, this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank usually provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade and global economy.

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businesspersons and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank, always, gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, in order to open new markets for Egyptian products and facilitate the process of commercial trade, through (B2B) events organized by these associations, such as, The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Stock Market Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary & Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, the Financial Markets Association, as well as the Arab Investors Union.

In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers in Egypt. The Bank was keen to participate, for the second year, in the international event “Fruit Logistica”, which was held in Berlin – Germany, under the auspices of the Agricultural Export Council, in order to develop and expand the Egyptian export especially in the food and agriculture sector. The purpose was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing an opportunity for them to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in a “B2B” event, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales.
 In addition, the Bank participated to Kenya Trade Mission, which tackled the obstacles, problems that faces the Egyptian Exports, as well as Egypt Export Expo – Kenya, where the Bank seized this opportunity to present its different services and financial products.

In line with EBE's strategy targeting to double Egyptian exports to Africa, the Bank participated in the 24th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of AFREXIM Bank as a shareholder representative.
Where participation was very effective through taking part in one of the main panels on "Boosting Intra African Trade through access to Capital and Technology" and presenting the Egyptian case study of recent reforms and the creation of a healthier investment environment, which encourages FDI and Exports. This was during a roundtable discussion to discuss the future of the Intra-African trade whereby; EBE suggested the need to establish a pan African e-commerce platform that would offer all the trade opportunities cross-continent. At the same time, the platform should be linked to a clearing system to allow the settlement of such trades and apply Block Chain technology to ensure the electronic exchange of trade documentation end to end securely. This will reduce the risk of any fraud and non-payment between the trade parties.

Additionally, as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Bank believes in participating to the development of the Egyptian economy, especially in this critical period that the country faces, where the organizations altogether should give a hand to help. That is why the Bank contributed to “The first round of the Belt & Road Industrial and Commercial Conference” - “Egypt… Your Gateway to BRICA”, which was co-organized by Egyptian Businessmen’s Association (EBA) and China Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE), this was to project Egypt as an economic powerhouse and present the business prospects and investment opportunities, as well as, to provide international forum for policy / decision makers to present the business prospects & investment opportunities in the BRICA countries. Considering this a way to get the local economy from its crises in order to achieve the desired growth.

Year 2015/2016

This year, the Bank continued to participate in different activities organized by the Chambers of Industries and Commerce as well as the Businessmen Associations, this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade and global economy.

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businesspersons and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank always gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, in order to open new markets for Egyptian products and to facilitate the process of commercial trade through the Business to Business (B2B) events organized by these associations, such as, The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Services, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary and Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, the Financial Markets Association, as well as the Arab Investors Union.

The Bank is also keen to track the most recent and up-to-date researches, newsletters and encyclopedias, specially the specialized ones, related to its activities, such as Egypt Country Risk Report which is published by BMI Research “A Fitch Group Company”, as well as the Insurance Newsletter and the Social Security Encyclopedia, in order to be updated in this field as well.
 
In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers in Egypt. The Bank was keen to participate, this year, in “Export Plus” conference and exhibition, named “Towards New Horizons for Egyptian Exports”, the conference tackled the obstacles, problems that faces the Egyptian Exports, and was organized by the Foreign Trade Department of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. The Bank seized this opportunity to present its different services and financial products. Moreover, the Bank also participated in the international event “Fruit Logisitica”, which was held in Berlin – Germany, under the auspices of the Agricultural Export Council, in order to develop and expand the Egyptian export especially in the food and agriculture sector. The purpose was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing an opportunity for them to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in a “B2B” event, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales.
 
As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issues, and under the Financial Literacy Project, initiated by the Egyptian Banking Institute. The Bank participated in some employment fairs, such as Ain Shams University as well as the annual employment fair organized by the German University in Cairo.

Furthermore, and in order to disseminate the financial awareness to children and youth. The Bank continued to participate in the Global Money Week and the national initiative “Shaping the Future”, by the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and some international schools, where branches visits, workshops and lectures were conducted to different universities and schools’ students. In this line, the Bank also sponsored and adopted the Egyptian Banking Simulation Model, organized by the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences - Cairo University.    

Additionally, as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Bank believes in participating to the development of the Egyptian economy, especially in this critical period that the country faces, where the organizations altogether should give a hand to help. That is why the Bank financially contributed to funding “Suez Canal Project”, considering this a way to get the local economy from its crises in order to achieve the desired growth.

Believing in its role towards the health sector, especially in developing the governmental hospitals through obtaining the required up-to-date medical equipment and for providing a free of charge medical services. The Bank funded Zakazik University Hospitals for buying, the most updated, Ultra Sound machine, for diagnosing the intestine, liver and esophageal varices diseases, in order the hospital to be able to provide better medical services, especially to the needy patients, who reach up to 18 thousand patient per month and visit the hospital from Sharkeya governorate, 10th of Ramadan, Obour, Shorouk and Suez Canal cities.  

Year 2014/2015

This year, the Bank continued to participate in different activities organized by the Chambers of Industries and Commerce as well as the Businessmen Associations, this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade and global economy.

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businessmen and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank always gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, to open new markets for Egyptian products and to facilitate the process of commercial trade through the Business to Business (B2B) events organized by these associations, such as The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Arab Academy for Banking and Financial Services, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary and Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development, Lawyers Syndicate, as well as the Arab Investors Union.

In Line with its strategy to introduce the Egyptian export community, mostly manufacturers from different sectors to key export service providers in Egypt, the Bank was keen to participate in Egypt’s first “Exporters Souk: Connecting to Export Resources”, organized by The USAID/Egypt-funded Trade Facilitation Project (TFP), where the Bank seized the opportunity to present its different services and financial products.  The purpose was to help Egyptian exporters expand sales by providing an opportunity for them to meet providers of key export services in Egypt in a “business forum” or “souk” format, through networking, data-collection and raising awareness about key resources to expand export sales.  Moreover, the Bank also participated in the forum regarding “the problems and obstacles from the export control perspective and the suggested solutions to increase exports’ volume”. 
As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, and in order to contribute in solving the unemployment issue, the Bank participated in some employment fairs, such as “Investalent” organized by Egyptian Stock Exchange, as well as the annual employment fair organized by the German University in Cairo.

Furthermore, and in order to disseminate financial awareness to children and youth, the Bank participated in the Global Money Week 2015 “Shaping the Future”, an initiative by the Egyptian Banking Institute, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and some international schools, where branches visits and workshops were conducted to different universities and schools’ students.  
Additionally, as part of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility, the Bank believes in participating to the development of the Egyptian Economy, especially in this critical period that the country faces, where the organizations altogether should give a hand to help. That is why the Bank financially contributed to the fund “Tahia Misr”, considering this a way to get the local economy from its crises in order to achieve the desired growth.

Believing in his role towards the health sector, especially in developing the hospitals through obtaining the up-to-date medical equipment, which are required for providing a free of charge medical services, the Bank participated in the continuation of the new Emergencies Building of Hospital 185 Kassr El Einy for Accidents and Blisters, in order the hospital can provide better medical services, specially to the needy patients.

Year 2013/2014

This year, the Bank continued to participate in different activities organized by the Chambers of Industries and Commerce as well as the Businessmen Associations, this is through attending or sponsoring exhibitions, forums, seminars, conferences and roundtables, locally and internationally. The Bank provides financial support to such chambers and organizations through memberships and participating in their different events in order to remain an active member among these communities. During this year, the Bank was keen to know about all new implications in the fields of international trade and global economy.

 

In order to develop and improve business relationship with businessmen and exporters, the Bank, continuously, coordinates with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as some specialized centers. The Bank always gives priority to introduce itself to local and international business communities, to open new markets for Egyptian products and to facilitate the process of commercial trade through the Business to Business (B2B) events organized by these associations, such as The American Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Union of Arab Banks, El Wafaa’ Association, Federation of Egyptian Banks, Egyptian Banking Institute, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, Egyptian Capital Market Authority, The Egyptian Exchange, Misr for Central Clearing, Depositary and Registry, Egyptian Businessmen Association, Arab Union for Industrial Exports Development, Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization, I-Score, Lawyers Syndicate, the Egyptian International Company for the Production of Aluminum Sectors (EIPAL) as well as the Arab Investors Union.

 

As part of its role towards the community development and corporate social responsibility, the Bank financially supported the National Institute of Liver and Endemic Diseases, as well as the National Cancer Institute for buying medical equipment, and in order to provide free health services and medical treatments to a wide sector of patients especially to needy patients and to those who cannot financially afford it.

 

Additionally, as part of The Bank's corporate social responsibility and in order to support the organizations that work on community development through charity projects, the Bank paid high attention this year in supporting the project of “Developing the Slums in Cairo and Helwan” which is initiated and adopted by the Federation of Egyptian Banks. This is in order to provide assistance in the fields of health, education, jobs creation, culture, economic and social development as well as environmental protection and to extend services and health care to these slum areas and to improve their surrounding conditions, this is in line with the Government’s strategy.