To showcase best-in-class examples of private capital activity in Latin America, LAVCA collaborates with member investors to highlight outstanding portfolio companies to our audience of global institutional and fund investors, as well as strategic and long-term investors active or interested in the region.
About the LAVCA Eighth Annual ESG Deal Awards
The LAVCA Awards showcase outstanding private capital investments, specifically targeting environmental, social and gender diversity initiatives. Winners were selected from among deals submitted by LAVCA member firms through a rigorous evaluation process by a distinguished panel of institutional investors comprised of development finance institutions, pension funds and funds of funds.
Valor Capital Group received the 2022 Social Responsibility Award for their investment in Dolado. Dolado provides micro entrepreneurs in Latin America with access to technology tools to sell their goods and services online, procure inputs from suppliers and manage their overall business finances. Dolado supports micro entrepreneurs in underserved regions outside metropolitan areas, where access to technology and information is scarce. To date, the company has onboarded more than 18,000 merchants.
Advent International received the 2022 Award for Gender & Diversity for their investment in CI&T. CI&T is an end-to-end digital transformation company that provides strategy, design and software engineering services. The company creates equitable growth opportunities and workforce development experiences for underrepresented groups including women, Black people, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and people with disabilities. As of 2020, 35% of CI&T’s employees were from underrepresented groups. CI&T listed on the NYSE in November 2021.
Aqua Capital received the 2022 Environmental Responsibility Award for their investment in Biotrop. Biotrop provides innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity through low-cost, high-ROI, biological-based products such as inoculants, biostimulants and biopesticides. These products allow for the production of healthy foods while reducing the required arable land, replacing the use of harmful chemicals and avoiding GHG emissions. From 2018 to 2021, the company reduced the use of chemical fertilizers by more than 10,300 tons for a total reduction of 37,300 tons in CO2 emissions.
Dalus Capital received the 2022 Environmental Responsibility Honorable Mention for their investment in Algramo. Algramo is a technology platform that allows consumer goods companies and retailers to dispense products in reusable smart packaging, cutting costs on basic consumer goods for end customers and reducing consumption of single-use plastics. Since 2019, Algramo has saved six million liters of water and avoided the emission of eight metric tons of CO2 through the reuse of 250,000 packagings.
Past Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Awards
- 2021 Award Winners
- 2020 Award Winners
- 2019 Award Winners
- 2018 Award Winners
- 2017 Award Winners
- 2016 Award Winners
Produced by LAVCA, The Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Cases illustrates real examples of the value add of private capital in Latin America. Case studies also highlight environment, social and governance (ESG) efforts. The Latin American Private Capital awards bring recognition to fund managers with successful deal cases in Latin America.
The Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) today announced the winners of the Seventh Annual Latin American Private Capital ESG Deal Awards to recognize outstanding investments by fund managers in the region, specifically targeting environmental, social and gender diversity initiatives.