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BIND Banco Industrial: Best SME Bank Argentina 2018

Though the lifeblood of the country’s economy and representing fully 99% of its businesses, Argentina’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operate in an often hostile climate delineated by cumbersome bureaucratic impositions and a dearth of credit. Argentina’s big commercial banks

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Credivalores – Crediservicios: Best Social Impact Credit Providers Colombia 2017

Financial inclusion has been one of the more powerful engines of development available to policymakers and businesses alike. It has the ability to boost the formal economy to the detriment of the informal market and draws in people previously shunned

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Banco FINCA: Best Social Impact Bank Ecuador 2017

Set up in 1993 as the Ecuadorian affiliate of a global network of microfinance institutions, Banco FINCA grew out of a foundation that supports social enterprises and other initiatives aimed at empowering disadvantaged people, allowing them to take charge of

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Minerva Foods: Best ESG Processing Plant Investment Partners Latin America 2017

One of Brazil’s leading meatpackers, Minerva Foods is an early adapter of corporate sustainability principles and leveraged their power to drive the company’s expansion. Minerva Foods currently operates 26 processing plants in Brazil (11), Paraguay (6), Argentina (5), Uruguay (3),

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Kandeo Fund: Best ESG Private Equity Team Latin America 2017

As a group, investment managers are particularly fond of buzzwords and novel trends that promise to combine high alpha, low beta, and – perhaps most important of all – a beneficial impact on people and the environment. These days, any

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CIBanco: Best Green Bank Mexico 2017

Convinced that sustainability principles will drive future business – and profits – CIBanco has developed a comprehensive range of products and services that allow businesses to prepare for, and adjust to, the new era of corporate operations shaped by environmental

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Banco ProCredit: Best Green Bank Ecuador 2017

In Ecuador, Banco ProCredit has pioneered green financing since 2012. In that year the bank introduced its EcoCredit financing service which underwrites investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and assorted environmental measures aimed at improving sustainability and performance of local

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ENGIE Energía Perú: Best ESG Power Provider Peru

In Peru, ENGIE is one of the country’s principal power generators with an installed capacity exceeding 2,500MW. The company operates five thermoelectric plants and two hydroelectric facilities. Since it started operations in Peru in 1997, ENGIE Energía Perú has demonstrated

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The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI): Best Green Bond Issuer Latin America 2017

CABEI last year launched its first-ever green bond. The four-year ZAR denominated bonds were sold to retail investors in Japan and raised ZAR 1,032,000 equivalent to US$72,865.918. The move came in the wake of a decision by the bank’s authorities 

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LatAm Logistic Properties: Best Industrial Real Estate Developer Central and South America 2017

Tapping into the accelerated growth experienced in many parts of Latin America, LatAm Logistic Properties buys, develops, and operates industrial real estate throughout the region. The company, set up in 2013 and based in San José, Costa Rica, aims to

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