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12 June 2014 | InterContinental Park Lane #FTIFCAwards
“The judges were delighted with the quality of the entries in this inaugural programme. Many of the initiatives highlighted on the short-list were fascinating in their level of innovation and the impact they could have if replicated widely. It was not easy to pick the winners and those that prevailed should be congratulated,” said Martin Dickson, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times and co-chair of the awards judging panel.

"The winners list shows us that businesses in developing countries are driving innovation and that the private sector is increasingly focused on projects that can have a long-term impact," said IFC Executive Vice President and CEO Jin-Yong Cai. "The awards give companies a global platform to showcase their work, expand into new markets, and demonstrate that the toughest issues in developing countries can be addressed in sustainable and profitable ways."

The winners and special commendations are as follows:

Achievement in Project Finance - Infrastructure
Winner: Standard Chartered Bank, UK

Achievement in Project Finance - Energy
Winner: K-Electric, Pakistan
Special Commendation: Abengoa/Industrial Development Corporation, Spain/South Africa

Achievement in Project Finance - Food & Water
Winner: Axzon, Poland

Achievement in Project Finance - Health
Winner: Colalife/Johnson & Johnson, UK/US

Achievement in Project Finance - Construction & Affordable Housing
Winner: Rapid Building Systems, Australia

Achievement in Information and Communications Technology
Winner: Bima, Sweden
Special Commendation: Roshan, Afghanistan

Achievement in Transformational Finance
Winner: JPMorgan Chase/Lion’s Head Global Partners, US/UK
Special Commendation: Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Canada

Achievement in Inclusive Business
Winner: Engro Foods Limited, Pakistan
Special Commendation: Jain Irrigation Systems, India

Award for Excellence in Transformational Business
Winner: Bima, Sweden