"The FT/IFC Award is one of the industry-leading recognition programs, and receiving a commendation was a great honor. Our stakeholders definitely took notice of that, and shortly after the announcement, we had secured the largest-ever financing round of $90 million, including the extension of our OPIC facility for a total of $50 million. The award became a critical part of our story of excellence."
Ron Margalit, Principal of Impact Investments, Nova Lumos (in partnership with OPIC)
Highly Commended, 2016 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Low-Carbon Urban Transformation
"Winning the Award was a great acknowledgement of our business model. Our brand has grown, boosted by this award, and is carving a niche in the global space. The companies thinking of applying should know the awards not only raise their credibility, but also drive the awareness of their business and unlock opportunities to connect with other industries and clients."
“This credibility is now helping us to fundraise and find new partners and investors to build our company and put money into African agriculture.”
Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder and CEO, Farmerline
Winner, 2016 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Sustainable Development/Sustainable Agriculture
"Winning the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award has boosted our reputation and awareness internationally including some global organizations showing interest in our work”.
Anuj Sharma, CEO, Piramal Sarvajal
Winner, 2016 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Transformational Technology
“Winning the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award has helped us gain credibility in the market and show that food waste is a solvable problem – not just for our customers but for the broader society. IFC and FT are at the forefront of sustainable development and business thought leadership, so to have their recognition was a great honor.”
“For a small company like ours, getting validated by organizations like the FT and IFC lends credibility to our conversations with large corporations and governments, and helps get a seat at these tables to drive growth.”
Marc Zornes, Founder, Winnow Solutions
Winner, 2017 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Sustainable Development/Food, Water and Land
“We were delighted that our vision for Africa was so well received by our peers. It opened doors to potential clients, investors, policy makers and regulators. This recognition has been especially important as we’ve begun fundraising for our second fund, which will support the installation of up to 50 MW of solar for African businesses.”
Matt Tilleard, Managing Partner, CrossBoundary Energy
Winner, 2017 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, Excellence in Climate Solutions
“Winning has opened many doors for us, allowing us to reach more potential partners and drive our growth. It also helped us triple our web traffic from 80,000 a month before the win to 250,000 a month later.”
Henry Motte-Munoz, Co-Founder and CEO, Edukasyon.ph
Winner, 2017 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Sustainable Development/Education
“Winning helped Huochebang gain additional interest and attention outside of China. We received inquiries from foreign investors as well as related companies for potential cooperation.”
Winner, 2017 FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards/Achievement in Transformational Agriculture