NH NongHyup Bank announced on Aug. 11 that it held “Ring, Financial Golden Bell!,” the fourth stage of the N Kid & N Junior Course, prepared for sustainable financial education on Aug. 10.
The N Kids & N Junior Course is an annual financial education of three to four steps that supplements a short-term education method.
It is for fourth to sixth graders at elementary schools and middle school students for six months from March to August. “Ring, Financial Golden Bell!” is the last stage of an educational program consisting of a total of four stages.
Those who completed the first three stages of the financial education program are eligible for participation in the program.
On this day, participating students competed in their financial knowledge by solving economic and financial quizzes with N Dolphin, a college student volunteer group formed by NH NongHyup Bank.
At this event, the top prizes went to Kim Yeon-soo, a fourth grader at Kumho Elementary School, and Son Soo-bin, a fourth grader at Manjeong Elementary School.
“We have successfully completed the N Kid & N Junior Course at the end of this event,” said Lee Young-woo, head of the Personal Customer Department at NH NongHyup Bank.
“We will expand support for financial education with various digital non-face-to-face educational contents in preparation for the prolonged COVID-19 situation down the road.”
Spreading ESG management to SMEs
NH NongHyup Bank announced on the 11th that it had signed an MOU with Nice D&B on Aug. 10 to spread ESG management to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
This agreement was signed to help SMEs actively respond to rapidly changing industrial environments due to the strengthening of carbon-neutral regulations and an increase in demand for ESG management in the supply chain.
NH NongHyup Bank plans to provide its business partners with solutions that can strengthen the ESG capabilities of SMEs by diagnosing their status in the environmental, social, and governance sectors and identifying items for improvements along with NICE D&B.
“We will do our best to achieve carbon neutrality as reducing carbon emissions in their asset portfolios holds the key to financial institutions achieving carbon neutrality,” said Kim Chun-an, vice president of the Agricultural and Green Finance Division at NH NongHyup Bank.
“Accordingly, reducing corporate carbon emissions is directly related to NH NongHyup Bank’s carbon emission reduction.”
Meanwhile, NH NongHyup Bank is promoting various ESG financial supports such as financial support for companies that switch to new and renewable energy and companies that reduce carbon emissions through business agreements with the Korea Energy Agency and the Korea Environment Corporation.
Reaching Out to People Hit by Floods
NH NongHyup Bank announced that Kim Chun-an, vice president of the Agricultural and Green Finance Division at NH NongHyup Bank carry out flood restoration work together with bank employees on flower farms in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province on Aug. 19.
The employees who visited the flood site on this day contributed to farms suffering a shortage of labor by cleaning up potted plants damaged by flooding and repairing farm facilities.
“I hope that it will be of some help to the farmers who have fallen into disappointment due to the prolonged COVID-19 situation and sudden heavy rain and flash floods,” Kim said.
On Aug. 18, employees of NH NongHyup Bank’s Gangwon Sales Headquarters visited the Hoengseong-gun Office as the Hoengseong-gun area in Gangwon Province was hit hard by heavy rain and flash floods.
They delivered relief goods for local residents to the Hoengseong-gun Office.
The goods included 100 sets of NongHyup kimchi meal kits worth five million won.
The kimchi meal kits will be distributed to those who suffered from before heavy rain and flash floods the Chuseok holidays.
“We decided to deliver relief supplies to help those suffering from heavy rains and flash floods in the Hoengseong-gun area in Gangwon Province,” an NH NongHyup Bank official said.
“We will continue to play an active role in giving a helping hand to those in need in the future.”