KUWAIT Finance and Investment Company (KFIC) takes pride in the expansive financing services it offers, affording the institution the rare advantage of holding dual banking licenses. Among its shareholders are some of the most influential families in Kuwait, in addition to several local banks. The company has made great efforts to step-up its sustainability, establishing a dedicated “green team” to help reduce its carbon footprint. Points of pride include a sponsored initiative to help coral reefs bounce back, and new energy-efficient office spaces. The company is committed to gender equality — with females representing three out of seven employees, leadership positions included — and it has a zero-tolerance policy against racial discrimination. The BV judging panel salutes Kuwait Finance and Investment Company’s corporate sustainability advancements, and pronounces it the 2018 winner of the Best Sustainable Investment Partner award (GCC).