2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards Winners Announced
The Financial Times and IFC announced the winners of the 2012 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, with Bridges Ventures of the UK winning the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered named as Global Sustainable Bank of the Year, and Kilimo Salama of Kenya taking the prize for Technology in Sustainable Finance.
The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, the major global awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment, now in their seventh year, have established themselves as the world’s leading awards for banks and other institutions focused on sustainable development. The 2012 Awards attracted 161 entries from 145 financial institutions and 36 non-financial groups in 67 countries.
The awards were presented at a gala dinner in London attended by around 200 senior decision-makers in finance and sustainability. Baroness Susan Greenfield, Scientist, Writer and Broadcaster, was keynote speaker at the dinner. The event followed a one-day Sustainable Finance Conference organised by the Financial Times and IFC.