World Economic Forum Grants AgroAmerica the New Champions Award
AgroAmerica received the New Champions Award 2021 – in the category of Excellence in Social Responsibility for the Human Development Center -HDC- project, which consists of a medical clinic, research facility, and a school for worker's children, promoting health, education, and development in the Southwestern region of Guatemala.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211110006209/en/
AgroAmerica’s Human Development Center project received the New Champions Award 2021 endorsed by the World Economic Forum in the category of Excellence in Social Responsibility. A project built in 10ha of land donated by AgroAmerica for the construction of a Medical Clinic, Research Center and school for worker’s children in Southwestern Guatemala. (Photo: Business Wire)
Since its opening in 2014, the Center has been managed in alliance comprising the University of Colorado, Project Cure, Foundation for the Comprehensive Health of Guatemalans – Funsalud- and Agroamerica, aiming to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
To date, the clinic has provided a range of services for more than 35,000 patients, including medical treatments, dental care, and a childbirth center. The community programs focus on mother and child health and youth development; from 2014 to 2020, 3,343 children and 1,976 women have participated in the programs to decrease maternal and infant mortality and improve the nutritional status of the area; the local level of child malnourishment has been dramatically reduced from the national average of 50% .
The Research Center complements the actions of the HDC. The main objective is to scientifically investigate the root causes of the health problems observed in the region by measuring the incidence of diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, diarrhea, and most recently, COVID-19, to develop action plans to eradicate them.
"We are beyond honored," said Fernando Bolaños, AgroAmerica CEO. "Recognitions like these move and inspire other organizations, companies, and individuals to join and act to positively impact our environment and set worldwide standards for sustainable business, corporate governance, innovation, and social responsibility. Congratulations to all the New Champions!"
WEF New Champions
World Economic Forum New Champion companies are dynamic high-growth companies that are championing new business models, emerging technologies, and sustainable growth strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The New Champions award is an initiative to identify and reward exceptional efforts by members of the New Champions Community in sending strong market signals and scaling innovative solutions for revitalizing our societies, accelerating technology and innovation, and promoting responsible corporate governance. See World Economic Forum’s New Champions award announcement here.
AgroAmerica is a family-owned, diversified, and vertically integrated Corporation in the agro-industrial production, processing, commercialization, and distribution of sustainable food and ingredients of the highest quality committed to contributing to the well-being of people and nature through Corporate Social Responsibility. https://agroamerica.com/en/
To view this piece of content from cts.businesswire.com, please give your consent at the top of this page.
About Business Wire
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
2021 World Conference on Science Literacy in Focus: Science Literacy for a Green Future6.12.2021 04:53:00 CET | Press release
On November 30, the 2021 World Conference on Science Literacy (WCSL) kick started in Beijing. With the theme of “Science Literacy for a Green Future”, the conference invited esteemed decision-makers, top scientists, renowned scholars, as well as leaders and representatives from key scientific and technological organizations (such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, International Science Council, World Federation of Engineering Organizations, and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries). This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211205005040/en/ Improving public science literacy and promoting low-carbon green transformation are among the topics they discussed. Together, the attendees shared their ideas, results, and experience of using science for green development, as well as contributing to an effective communication and partnership mecha
Alibaba Group Announces CFO Succession6.12.2021 01:22:00 CET | Press release
Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA and HKEX: 9988, “Alibaba” or “Alibaba Group”) today announced that Toby Xu, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, will succeed Maggie Wu as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2022. Maggie will continue as a partner in the Alibaba Partnership and serve as an executive director on the Alibaba board. “Maggie has made exceptional contributions that are instrumental to Alibaba’s achievements to date. Since joining Alibaba almost fifteen years ago, Maggie has helped lead three successful company public listings as CFO: Alibaba.com on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007, and Alibaba Group Holding on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 and on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019. She has built and nurtured a finance team with professional capabilities and accomplishments second to none, and has served as our bedrock in pursuing Alibaba’s strategies and business development. Maggie is forever calm and unflappable, regardless of ups and
NextSense Emerges to Unlock Brain Health with Key Partners UCB, Heraeus, UC San Diego, and Emory University3.12.2021 16:00:00 CET | Press release
NextSense, the foundation of brain health, came out of stealth with an announcement made from the AES (American Epilepsy Society) Annual Meeting in Chicago, where NextSense and its partners are presenting the results of their research on seizure detection to peers in academia and industry for the first time. NextSense unlocks brain health with real world data insights and practical, scientific wisdom for daily living. Traditional brain health monitoring technology like EEG machines and polysomnograms are too bulky for home use, requiring patients to stay overnight at hospitals or sleep study clinics for observation. The high cost of care and lack of comfort of these devices makes long-term and continuous monitoring nearly impossible. Not only are these data based on a single timeframe, they observe what is anything but an ordinary night’s sleep. And for anyone living with epilepsy, the unpredictability of seizures makes direct observation and high-quality data-gathering exceedingly rar
Healthcare + Expo Taiwan to Build an Ecosystem of Digital Transformation in Healthcare3.12.2021 15:15:00 CET | Press release
One of the largest trade fairs in the APAC region- the Healthcare+ Expo Taiwan- takes place on 2 to 5 December in Taipei. The Expo displays Taiwan’s strength in AI, Cloud-based Applications, Flat Panels, IoT and Technologies that make up Metaverse, reflecting the trend on digital transformation in healthcare driven by the global pandemic. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211203005002/en/ Expand Businesses into growing markets in the APAC region, with Healthcare+ B2B. Join medical institutes and companies in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health/ information technology, electronics and manufacturing to promote products, build partnerships and seize supply-demand opportunities. (Graphic: Business Wire) The Expo has an all-star lineup of corporates, including Acer, Asus, AUO, Delta Electronics, Innolux, Quanta and Wistron, demonstrate their technologies and solutions tailored to digital transformati
Eurofins Technologies Launches a New Multiplex RT-PCR Assay for Combined SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Rapid Detection of the Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Concern3.12.2021 14:05:00 CET | Press release
Eurofins Technologies (Paris:ERF) announces the launch of the multiplex RT-PCR assay GSD NovaType Detect + Select K417N SARS-CoV-2. Within just one week since the first reports on the Omicron variant of concern, this kit has been developed as a quick response to identify its presence. The assay is designed for the simultaneous qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA and identification of the spike (S) mutation K417N in one reaction. The results of this RT-PCR assay can be obtained within 1 hour, which makes it a fast and cost-effective solution to identifying the presence of the Omicron variant before samples are confirmed by whole genome sequencing. Eurofins Technologies is constantly working to adapt its product offering to meet the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.. For more information, please visit Eurofins Technologies website. About Eurofins Technologies – a fast growing provider of diagnostic technologies in the field of immunoassays and molecular detection m
How Can Chinese Cities Increase Their Global Communications Impact? Joint Report and Index from CCG and Xinhuanet Sizes up Strategies and Offers Valuable Suggestions3.12.2021 13:53:00 CET | Press release
The Center for China and Globalization (CCG) and Xinhuanet, China’s leading online news portal, recently released a joint report evaluating the global communications impact of Chinese cities, analyzing the problems with their communication strategies, and offering suggestions on improving their ability to “go global”. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211203005279/en/ Report on the Chinese Cities Global Communications Impact Index (CCGCII) & Ranking of Chinese Cities by Global Communications Impact (Graphic: Business Wire) The study covered the top 100 cities in China as ranked by GDP in 2019, including Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Tianjin, Dalian, and Xiamen . Based on big data from the Xinhua RIS data bank, which has collated over 10 million items of public information from overseas mainstream media and international social media platforms, the Chinese Cities Global Commun
Valuence Japan Nanboya, BRAND CONCIER Recognized as No.1 in Five Categories in Japan, Including for Overall Purchase Volume, for Luxury Brand Goods and Other Items!3.12.2021 10:55:00 CET | Press release
Valuence Japan Inc. (Tokyo; Susumu Muguruma, representative director), a member of the Valuence Group (TOKYO:9270), which operates 135 offices in Japan and 23 other countries(*1) specializing in the purchase of watches, bags, jewelry, precious metals, antiques, and art objects has announced the results of a survey on the purchase volume of brand goods conducted by ESP Research Institute, Inc. According to the survey, the company’s Nanboya and BRAND CONCIER brands placed in the top position in Japan in terms of overall annual purchase volume of luxury brand goods. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211203005167/en/ Valuence Japan Nanboya, BRAND CONCIER Recognized as No.1 in Five Categories in Japan, Including for Overall Purchase Volume, for Luxury Brand Goods and Other Items! Also Recognized as No.1 in Japan for Purchase Volume of Rolex and Other Watches, Jewelry, Apparel, and Accessories (Graphic: Business Wire)
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom