NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Corporate Vice-president of Grupo Financiero Ficohsa, Luis Atala, presented the financial entity’s progress in the contribution towards the transformation of Honduras into a country aimed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN) in 2015.
"For Ficohsa, it is an honor to have the responsibility to present ourselves in front of such an important forum and to demonstrate our commitment to the development of Honduras and creating opportunities that improve Honduran’s quality of life,” commented Luis Atala, who also said that "this invitation gives us much more encouragement to continue putting all our efforts into our sustainability programs."
Ficohsa’s representative participated in a panel on sustainable cities, where he expressed the link between their social programs and achieving the SDGs, especially Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. These programs include Made at Home (Hecho en Casa), which seeks to promote the consumption products made in Honduras; My Land (Mi Tierra), aiming to support the development of the countryside and the Ficohsa Foundation, which supports the education of almost 120,000 children between ages 3 and 6.
During his presentation, Ficohsa’s Corporate Vice-president highlighted the importance of aligning the private sector’s sustainability strategies and of the joint work of all members of Honduran society: government, private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, among others, to achieve the SDGs. “History has challenged us to leave behind a better world for future generations. We must continue working and collaborating to make this a reality,” Atala highlighted.
The panel was moderated by Michael Nolan, UN’s Global Impact – Cities Program Director and Lena Hök, Senior Vice-president of the Swedish company Skanska; Gavin Power, Chief Sustainability Officer of PIMCO and Monica Haydee Fein, mayor of the Argentinean city of Rosario; all served as panelists.
The 3rd SDG Business Forum, that took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, served as a platform to support companies’ sustainability actions around the world and generate alliances that facilitate the accomplishment of SDGs, through public-private dialogues and the search of solutions to accelerate sustainable development.
About Grupo Financiero Ficohsa
Grupo Financiero Ficohsa (GFF) is a regional financial group of Honduran capital, headquartered in Panama. It is comprised by nine companies carrying the same brand name: Banco Ficohsa Guatemala, Banco Ficohsa Honduras, Banco Ficohsa Nicaragua and Banco Ficohsa Panamá; Ficohsa Seguros, Ficohsa Casa de Bolsa, Ficohsa Tarjetas de Crédito, Ficohsa Pensiones and Ficohsa Casa de Cambio. GFF is the largest financial group in Honduras and Ficohsa is one of the most important brands in the Central American region. It has more than 6,600 employees and has been recognized by Great Place to Work®, and as a leader in Corporate Social Responsibility, both locally and internationally, by institutions like "FUNDAHRSE" y "CEMEFI. For more information, visit www.ficohsa.hn. Twitter: @ficohsa, Facebook: www.facebook.com/ficohsa, Youtube: www.youtube.com/FicohsaHonduras, LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/banco-ficohsa