Geneva, 5 April 2018: Multi-business Costa Rican company Cuestamoras today joined almost 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Cuestamoras, which was founded in 2008, operates in the health, urban development, hospitality and energy sectors across the Americas. The group is committed to fostering inclusive and sustainable economic growth through innovative business models that deliver along economic, social, environmental and ethical values. Its activities include operating pharmacy chains and distributing pharmaceutical products, engaging in innovative real estate development projects and trading energy across Central America.
Cuestamoras CEO Manuel Zúñiga said: "We are very excited to join almost 200 leading global companies at WBCSD. Our purpose of innovating relentlessly to create opportunities for everyone is closely aligned with the focus of WBCSD. This shared vision will help us to deliver maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies."
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said: “Cuestamoras’ cross-cutting activities in a number of sectors offer the opportunity to scale-up sustainability across the economy. WBCSD and Cuestamoras share guiding principles of sustainability and constant innovation, which make this a very exciting partnership. I look forward to seeing what Cuestamoras can achieve through close collaboration with WBCSD and our global network of member companies.”
Cuestamoras becomes WBCSD’s 8th new member company of 2018 and its 10th member headquartered in Latin America.