BSP to Join in Earth Hour

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Port Moresby, 23rd March, 2017 | Bank South Pacific (BSP) in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu  will join 156 countries around the world to observe the global Earth Hour event on 25th  March, as part of its Go Green initiative to raise awareness on environmental issues.

As such, BSP offices and branches throughout the Pacific will be switching non-essential lights off from 8:30pm to 9.30pm for Earth Hour.

“BSP’s participation marks our ongoing Go Green campaign and the fact that there is more to it than just switching off lights for one hour, once a year. It’s about the practical things we do to promote our Go Green message,” said Nuni Kulu, BSP’s Acting Deputy General Manager – Retail Business.

“BSP has over 4,000 staff that live in different communities, and as an organisation, we unite to ensure a healthy future for our world. Environmental challenges such as global warming and pollution are real and will not be resolved in a short period of time.

BSP is the leading Bank in the Pacific, and we hope our corporate stand, brings awareness to every community that we operate in. Our annual Go Green activities ensure that we teach our young generation to respect our environment and to promote responsible behaviour. Our participation to observe Earth Hour each year reaffirms our commitment to this message,” added Mrs Kulu.

Earth Hour is a global event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). This year’s theme aims to continue the message of shining a light on climate change.

BSP urges everyone to join this Go Green initiative and raise your voices for action to ensure our homes, villages, schools, streets, towns and cities observe and take part in this for a clean and energy-saving environment for our future generations to enjoy.

 

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ABOUT BSP

Bank South Pacific (BSP) is an iconic and unique bank in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, recognised for its strong commitment to the region.  We are a major commercial banking and finance group with assets of approximately PGK20.8 billion.

BSP has the largest branch network in Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu with sub branches and agents in rural locations. The BSP Group employs 4000+ people across the Pacific and proudly supports the communities that we operate in, through Community Projects, Sports, Education, Health, Culture and Financial Literacy.

Our branch network is complemented by electronic banking networks that can meet the banking needs of all customers wherever we operate.

  • 70+ Branches
  • 13 Premium Service Centres
  • 50+ Sub Branches
  • 350+ Agents
  • 500 ATMs
  • 11,000+ EFTPoS

We’re proud of our whole of bank capabilities whereby our teams in Corporate, Retail, Paramount and Treasury are able to provide solutions to our clients, drawing on our capabilities and broad presence. This capability is unmatched by our competitors.  PNG and the Pacific is our home. We have knowledge, history, experience and a commitment to the region that other financial institutes cannot offer.

­­ABOUT BSP COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

BSP Sponsorship and Donations focus on many aspects of the community such as;

  • Sports and promoting healthy active lifestyles
  • Education and literacy
  • Nation building and encouraging investment
  • Art and cultural Activities
  • Health and Environment
  • Humanitarian and Charitable organisations that add value to the community.

We are 100% committed to improving the communities in which we operate in. BSP has delivered 287 community projects since 2009, worth over K6.7 Million.

www.bsp.com.pg/About-Us/Welcome-to-BSP

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Stephanie Waide | Manager – PR & Communications| Email: swaide@bsp.com.pg   or Email: PR@bsp.com.pg

Gorethy Semi | Head of Marketing and PR | Email: gsemi@bsp.com.pg

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