Sustainable banking awards: who's winning what?

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The Financial Times and IFC announced shortlists of potential winners for the 2008 Sustainable Banking Awards. The awards recognize financial institutions that have led the way in integating their policies with social, environmental, and corporate governance objectives. Below is a sample the categories and the shortlisted candidates, the full list is available here.

Sustainable Bank of the Year

  • Banco Real, Brazil
  • Citi, US
  • HSBC, UK
  • Rabobank, Netherlands
  • Standard Chartered, UK

Sustainable Deal of the Year

  • BlueOrchard Finance, Switzerland/Morgan Stanley, US (microfinance loans)
  • Calyon, France (solar thermal power plants)
  • Citi, US (financing for rural housing)
  • Glitnir Bank, Iceland (geothermal power generation)
  • Merrill Lynch, US (carbon finance to reduce deforestation)

Banking at the Bottom of the Pyramid

  • ASA, Bangladesh
  • Banco Bradesco, Brazil
  • ICICI Group, India
  • Opportunity International, UK
  • Wizzit, South Africa

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