NATIONWIDE Building Society (NBS) works in the interest of its 15.9 million members, not external shareholders. It was founded 135 years ago with a mandate to create value for members and communities, and demonstrates outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR). Last year it donated £2.4m to increase access to affordable housing, and it has earmarked another £3m for the fintech partnership challenge Open Banking for Good. NBS is a living-wage employer with a diverse workforce, up to an including senior management level, and more than 60 percent of its employees are involved with volunteer organisations. The BV judging panel congratulates Nationwide Building Society on achieving Carbon Trust Triple Standard accreditation — and on winning the 2020 Best Banking CSR (UK) award.