FIU College of Business Joins Inter-American Development Bank to Launch IndexAmericas Corporate Sustainability Index

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FIUBusiness–The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American
Investment Corporation (IIC) this week launched the Corporate
Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas), designed to help gauge these
efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, with FIU’s College
of Business
serving as IndexAmerica’s academic partner.

IndexAmericas measures companies acting in Latin America and the
Caribbean based on their performance in environmental, social and
governance dimensions, as well as on a development component added by
the IDB-IIC. S-Network Global Indexes and Thomson Reuters are in charge
of data collection and analysis.

“We wholly support IndexAmericas because it aligns with the College of
Business’ mission and vision,” said Jose Aldrich, acting dean of FIU’s
College of Business. “We are proud to have been invited by the IDB-IIC
to be part of this project.”

College of Business faculty, and its Capital Markets Lab, will put
together regional workshops and forums designed to help companies
improve their corporate sustainability performance based on the index.

The ability to advance sustainable development is an integral part of
many businesses’ corporate missions, as well as addressing the social,
environment, and financial impacts of their enterprises. IndexAmericas
seeks to show businesses they have a responsibility to actively guide
the development of markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“It is the first initiative of its kind led by the largest multilateral
agency for economic and social development in Latin America and the

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