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UK's Impax named Sustainable Investor of the Year

The Financial Times (FT) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group announced the winners of the 2013 FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards recently, with M-KOPA of Kenya winning the Award for Excellence in Sustainable Finance, Banco Santander taking the Sustainable Global Bank of the Year transaction prize and Impax Asset Management of the UK recognised as Sustainable Investor of the Year.

The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards, now in their eighth year, have established themselves as the world’s leading awards for environmentally and socially responsible banking and investment. The 2013 Awards attracted a record 254 entries from 164 financial institutions and 57 non-financial groups in 61 countries.

The 2013 winners and special commendations in each category are:

Sustainable Bank of the Year
• Regional winner Africa/Middle East: Standard Bank, South Africa
Special Commendation for Leadership in the Middle East: Bank of Palestine
• Regional winner Americas: Banco Santander Brasil, Brazil
• Regional winner Asia/Pacific: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Japan
• Regional winner Europe: GLS Bank, Germany
Special Commendation for Leadership in Eastern Europe: Center-Invest Bank, Russia
• Sustainable Global Bank of the Year (transactional): Banco Santander, Spain

Sustainable Investor of the Year
• Winner: Impax Asset Management, UK
Special Commendation: LeapFrog Investments, Mauritius

Sustainable Investment of the Year
• Winner: WHEB Partners and Resysta International, Germany

Technology in Sustainable Finance
• Winner: M-KOPA, Kenya
Special Commendation: Etisalat, UAE

Achievement in Inclusive Business
• Joint Winners: Kenya Tea Development Agency, and Universitaria Minuto de Dios, Colombia

Achievement in Impact Investing (special award supported by UK Department for International Development)
• Winner: Root Capital, USA

Excellence in Sustainable Finance
• Winner: M-KOPA, Kenya

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