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HSBC wins Financial Times sustainable banking award

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13 June 2006

HSBC wins top accolade for sustainable banking

Author: Peter Thal Larsen, Financial Times

HSBC...was...named as overall winner in the first FT Sustainable Banking awards, in recognition of its leadership in merging social, environmental and business objectives...Banco ABN Amro Real of Brazil was named Emerging Markets Bank of the Year...The sustainability management team at WestLB, the German bank, won the Sustainable Bankers of the Year award...Citigroup, its Mexican arm Banamex and Financiera Compartamos, a Mexican microfinance provider, won Sustainable Deal of the Year for the first peso-denominated investment grade bond issue to finance loans for poor entrepreneurs, mainly rural women. Credit Suisse won Sustainable Energy Deal of the Year for the successful flotation last year of Suntech Power Holdings...Special commendations were awarded to ABN Amro...

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Author: Peter Thal Larsen, Universal [México]

HSBC...se convirtió ayer en el ganador general de los primeros premios a la Banca Sustentable del Financial Times, en reconocimiento a su liderazgo en la fusión de objetivos sociales, ambientales y empresariales. El grupo...es el primer banco importante en lograr la llamada "neutralización del carbono"...El Banco ABN Amro Real de Brasil fue galardonado con el premio al Banco de Mercados Emergentes del Año por alcanzar los estándares mundiales de banca sustentable...[el] banco alemán WestLB obtuvo el premio a Institución Bancaria Sustentable del Año...Citigroup, su filial mexicana Banamex y Financiera Compartamos, grupo que ofrece microfinanciamientos, fueron galardonados con el premio al Acuerdo Sustentable del Año por...financiar préstamos...especialmente [a] mujeres campesinas. Credit Suisse ganó el premio al Acuerdo Energético Sustentable del Año por la exitosa oferta de acciones el año pasado de la compañía de energía solar china Suntech Power Holdings en la Bolsa de Valores de Nueva York. [también se refiere a Bank Sarasin]

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