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The IAIR Awards, the prize for innovation and sustainability



Swarovski, RBC, UniCredit, ZMDI, Natixis, BPC won the recognition in Milan





MILAN, 5th October 2013– Innovation and sustainability: these are the keys to overcome the credit crunch. A vivid example of it was represented on Friday, the 4th October 2013 in Milan at Palazzo Mezzanotte, the Italian headquarter of the London Stock Exchange Group during the IAIR AWARDS IV Edition (www.iairawards.com).

Over 400 people attended the event and more than 50 companies coming from European countries - but also from the Middle East and from North America - received this prestigious recognition that comes out from the IAIR readers votes, followed by the selection of the editorial staff on the basis of ten main criteria (http://www.iairawards.com/methodology.php).

Information & Communication Technology (Rosberg, Atmira, Arkadin, Xstream), software (Softkey, Fabasoft, Sciemus, Neurosoft), but also luxury (Swarovski) and energy, above all green energy (Frendy Energy, Metaenergia, Innowatio) have been the most awarded fields along with legal excellences like the French law firm Kiejman & Marembert.

Environmental, social equity and economic demands are the "three pillars" of sustainability. The IAIR Sustainability Awards aimed to identify those companies and financial institutions that are holding businesses more accountable for sustainability performances, with a specific focus on ‘eco-friendly choices’. Among them: EcoPlanet Bamboo Group, SP3H, ZMDI, Storebrand and then Royal Bank of Canada, the Spanish Banca March and the Turkish Garanti Bank.

From renowned brands like Swarovski, synonym of design, precision, tradition and creativity, to AVEA Mobile, best mobile operator in Turkey till D-Orbit, an Italian start-up that has patented a system that doesn’t restrict itself to foster a greener planet, but even a greener universe, clearing it from space debris. Genial ideas supported by manufacturing and technological instruments.

If IT services and solutions have made the part of the lion with competitive software houses, able to respond to each customers need, banks and financial institutions, often thanks to these innovative systems, have developed a new approach to credit and to wealth management, based on even more sustainable criteria: Banking Production Center, UniCredit, Loomis Sayles - part of Natixis group - the Russian Vnesheconombank, Bank Technique, DIF Broker, Tyrus Capital, FXDD and FxPro.

Divided in six main categories (IAIR Corporate, Sustainability, Legal, Forex, Premio Le Fonti, Banking & Finance Awards) the event recognized both fast growing and top tier companies.

The aim of IAIR AWARDS is to award both global corporations and local excellences, and to facilitate the networking through different areas of business worldwide. «We want to recognize the excellent work of smaller, nationally-based firms – said Mr. Guido Giommi, IAIR President - those operating in niche areas, along with top brands. Excellence, innovation, attention to corporate responsibility, green initiatives, sustainable development and social equity are the key-words of this prize».


The IAIR Awards road show will continue in Hong Kong (on the 22nd November), New York, São Paulo and London along with its related events in Shenzen, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lampur and Dubai.

Here is the list of the winners of the IAIR AWARDS held in Milan in October that can be found visiting www.iairawards.com


IAIR AWARDS – CORPORATE

Best Mobile Operator Turkey


AVEA

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / Software / Portugal


Watchful Software

Best Company for Business Results
/ Software / Slovak


Sygic

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / Software Sweden


BIMobject

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / Software Austria


Fabasoft

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership Software Russia


Softkey

Excellence in Supplier Risk
Management Software Provider
/ Poland


Procurence

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / Online Services / Ireland


Zerogrey

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / IT Solutions / Norway


Rosberg System

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / IT Services / Spain


ATMIRA

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / Telematics Industry / France


COYOTE System

Excellence for Business
Results Communication Solutions / France


Arkadin

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership / OTT / Denmark


Xstream

Best Company for Leadership Food
Slovakia


Pchovsk msov priemysel

Best Company for Leadership /
Elevators / Southern Europe


IGV Group

Excellence in Branding
Valuation Luxury Europe


Swarovski


IAIR SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Best Company for Innovation &
Sustainability Pool Insulation / UK


Thermapool

Best Company for Innovation &
Leadership Greentech / Italy


D-Orbit

Best Company for Innovation &
Sustainability Greentech / France


SP3H

Best Company for Innovation &
Sustainability Energy Solution / Germany


Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden

Best Company for Sustainability
Plantation North America


EcoPlanet Bamboo Group

Excellence in Sustainable Investments, Life
Insurance & Pensions, North Europe


Storebrand

Best Private Bank for Sustainable
Growth / Europe


Banca March

Best Bank for Sustainability / Europe


Garanti Bank

Best Wealth Manager for Sustainability / UK


Royal Bank of Canada


IAIR BANKING & FINANCE AWARDS


Best Company for Innovation
Payment Technologies Europe


Banking Production Center

Excellence in Data Providing / Derivatives / UK


Superderivatives

Excellence in Asset Management
Hedge Funds


MGM International Fund (from JP Funds) managed by DIF Broker


Excellence in Financial Services
Boutique Turkey


Farazad Investments

Excellence in Banking Services Azerbaijan


Bank Technique

Excellence in Corporate Banking Middle East


Saudi Hollandi Bank

Excellence in Investments Management
Cyprus


MeritKapital

Excellence in Banking / Investment
Business / Russia


Vnescheconombank

Excellence in Investment Management
Institutional UK


Loomis Sayles Investments


IAIR HEDGE FUNDS AWARDS


Excellence in Hedge Funds Management
Research / UK


HFR Asset Management

Excellence in Hedge Funds Management
Fund of Funds Switzerland


BrunnerInvest

Excellence in Hedge Funds Management
/ Event Driven / Europe


Tyrus Capital


IAIR LEGAL AWARDS


Excellence in Legal Practice EU competition
and distribution France


Fourgoux & Associs

Excellence in Legal Practice Administrative
and Public Law France


Darrois Villey

Legal Practice White Collar Crime
France


Kiejman & Marembert


IAIR FOREX AWARDS


Excellence in Binary Option Trading UK


Banc De Binary

Excellence in FX Services Online Broker
Western Europe


HotForex

Best Forex Broker for Transparency Europe


FXDD

Excellence in Forex Services Ukraine


Forex MMCIS

Excellence in Forex Services


FxPro Financial Services

Excellence in FX Services Russia and CIS


MFX Broker


IAIR AWARDS - PREMIO LE FONTI


Corporate Excellence Home Care


LCS - Spotless Group

Corporate Excellence Packaging for
Cosmetics


G. Candiani

Corporate Excellence Automatic
Distribution


Somed

Excellence in Reaserch for Analysis and
Services


Laser Lab

Excellence in Medical Services


Primavista

Excellence in Electrophoresis


Sebia Italia

Corporate Excellence Hydraulic Filters


MP Filtri

Excellence in IT


Datalogic

Corporate Excellence Software House sector


Neurosoft

Corporate Excellence Ems & Energy


El. Ital

Corporate Excellence Energia & Gas sector


Metaenergia

Corporate Excellence Energy Outsourcing


Innowatio

Best Company Hydroelectric Energy sector


Frendy Energy

Excellence in Factoring


Unicredit Factoring