LATIN AMERICA: Cemex included in the Fortune 2017 Change the World list

Article source: Jonathan Rowland, Editor, World Cement

The list highlighted Cemex’s ‘Growing’ platform, which encompasses the company’s social and inclusive businesses, such as Construyo Contigo (Building Together), ConstruApoyo, Yo Construyo (I Build), and Clean Cookstoves.

These initiatives allow the company” work across our value chain with governments, micro-finance entities, low-income communities, and social entrepreneurs to build of 4 million m2 of livable space,” said Fernando A. Gonzalez, CEO of CEMEX.

According to the company, by 2016, the Growing platform has provided affordable housing to over 3 million people in Latin America.

These initiatives go “beyond self construction”, however, said the company in a press release, enabling it to help “fight poverty, low-quality education, unhealthy homes, unemployment, lack of capabilities, poor access to financial aid, and lack of civic participation.”

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