WASHINGTON, March 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Regional business publication Latin Trade will deliver for the first time the Latin Trade IndexAmericas Sustainability Awards, in recognition to the most sustainable companies in the region.
The award will be presented during the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) annual meeting at the InterContinental Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina, on March 23.
The award, which was established with the support of the IDB, has five categories:
- Social Innovation
- Corporate Governance
"Sustainability is one of the crucial matters in the 21st century. Businesses must prosper, grow as much as they can so they can attend to their clients' needs. But they must do so without deteriorating the social and natural environment," said Latin Trade CEO Santiago Gutiérrez.
In 2016, the IDB launched the IndexAmericas, which gathers data from 6,000 companies and uses 400 indicators to measure their good practices in the areas of environment, society, corporate governance and economic development. "Building on this impressive methodological development, Latin Trade has chosen the best of the year," Gutiérrez added.
The nominees for each category are: Intel, 3M and Valeo (Environment); AES, Cemig and Natura (Social Innovation); General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Unilever (Corporate Governance); Accenture, Citigroup and Telefónica (Development) and Globant, Itaú and Tenaris (Multilatinas).
The guests at the award ceremony, sponsored by Copa Airlines and Arcos Dorados, will include national and international authorities, business leaders and special guests.
"With this annual award, we want to support the aim of the IDB and so many other institutions determined to highlight and spread the best practices of the region's largest companies and their contribution to economic growth," Gutiérrez said.
About the IDB and Latin Trade
The IDB Annual Meeting and IDB Invest gathers more than 1,000 guests, including ministers and other government, business and social leaders.
Latin Trade is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print and online media.
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