Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: Banesco in the Rank of the Stewards Awards
The Microenterprise Training Program, launched by Banesco Banco Universal in 2008, received a certificate of recognition for having appeared as a finalist in the latest edition of the Spain Stewards Awards in the city of Madrid.
These awards are organized by the Stewards Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the Editorial MediaResponsable, with the main objective to recognize the initiatives undertaken within and outside the country on corporate social responsibility in various categories such as:
- Large enterprises
- Administrations and public bodies
- Non-profit organizations and social economy (large)
- Non-profit organizations and social economy (medium and small)
The bank, leaded by Juan Carlos Escotet, participated in the section of Grandes Empresas. Other finalists were: Aceria Del Ecuador (ADELCA); Agbar (Spain); Banco Guayaquil (Ecuador); Banco Itau (Brazil); Banesco Banco Universal (Venezuela); Bankinter (Spain); Bayer Health Care (Germany); Confortel Hotels (Spain); DKV Seguros (Spain); and ATRESMEDIA Foundation (Spain).
It is also important to remark that Banesco Banco Universal was the winner of the Spain Stewards of Awards in the category large companies conducted in 2013.
This time the recognition was possible because of the participatory budget, framed in the program of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of Banesco, through which the organizations propose projects to benefit communities.
At first, the initiative only applied in the community of Bello Monte (where the headquarters of the bank is located), but then it spread to the whole municipality Baruta and Maracaibo.