FOUNDED in 1950, Barclays Bank of Botswana Ltd is one of the country’s oldest corporate citizens. Since its inception, the bank has charted a course that aims for stakeholder engagement in all significant decisions. Barclays Botswana’s stakeholder network includes clients and colleagues, shareholders and regulatory boards, and the communities in which it operates. As more non-traditional banks emerge to tend to Botswana’s population of some two million people, Barclays aims for collaboration over competition to maximise the positive impact of a more financially inclusive society. The bank partners with numerous non-profits to support educational, entrepreneurial, and environmental initiatives. It is currently rebranding, and will shed the Barclays name by 2020, to be replaced by its new parent company, Absa Group Limited. The BV judging panel congratulates Barclays Bank of Botswana Limited, winner of the 2019 award for Best Bank Governance (Botswana).