LLOYDS Banking Group has been helping Britain to prosper for over 250 years, but its most recent focus has been on the country’s pandemic recovery. From 2018 through 2020, Lloyds provided £40bn in first-time homebuyer loans, helped 10 million homes transition to renewable energy, and boosted SME lending by £6bn. Lloyds introduces a fossil-fuel-free fund this year and will expand green finance initiatives from £3bn to £5bn. It’s a benchmark employer and a champion of gender diversity. The BV judging panel presents repeat programme winner Lloyds Banking Group with the 2021 award for Most responsible Financial Services Provider (UK).