In this respect, she is a pioneer. In December 2019, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) initiated a approach of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with the aim of integrating the requirements of sustainable development into its strategy and operating methods. A first for an establishment of this type on a continental scale.
This step of the governance of the regional institution aims to accelerate economic and social development within the eight states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA). And it is the financial Valérie-Noëlle Kodjo Diop who was responsible for its development within the financial institution established in Lomé. A former executive in the Africa department of BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, she talks about Young Africa the challenges of CSR for development banks and its impact at the level of the pays