Francisco González has presented Queen Letizia with the BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s “2015 Social Impact Report. Measuring what really matters”. Among other details, this report highlights that 32.5% of the people served by the entity escapes poverty two years after joining the entity, and after three years their sales increase by 57%.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
He has traveled halfway around the world looking for the perfect picture. Today, after winning over 40 international awards and the recognition of the photography world, Pere Soler (BBVA Spain) continues to see the world through his camera lens.
In December 2015 Augusta Ada Byron, the only legitimate daughter of the poet Lord Byron, would have been 200 years old. A symposium at the University of Oxford reviewed this figure and revealed new interesting information to better understand the role played by this Victorian woman in the birth of computer science.
A new concept of branch office has been implemented in Peru, enabling thousands of customers to enjoy a completely different experience when carrying out their transactions at the branches. The initiative, called Radio BBVA, has not only created a pleasant and different atmosphere in the work space, but also contributes to enhance the quality of service and drive the dissemination of Peruvian music.
Atom, which is aiming to launch the U.K.'s first mobile-only bank, is announcing the introduction of machine-learning software into its customer care team to enable fast in-app resolution of client queries.
Climber Carlos Soria, leader of the BBVA Expedition, is already at the Annapurna Base Camp. The team spent the past two weeks trekking to acclimatize, getting ready to take on Earth’s tenth highest peak in the best possible conditions. “The preparatory process we’ve completed in the past days will be key to our attempt to summit the Annapurna as quickly as possible. We’re ready to seize the first chance we have,” said Carlos Soria.
Roberto Rostaing [BBVA Continental, Peru], knows that traditions are a platform on which we can prepare for the challenges of the future.
Did you know that the oxygen level at 8,000 meters of altitude is one third the amount of oxygen available at sea level? When the goal is to reach 8,000 meters it is important to be aware that only Mother Nature exists up there. However, the body can go through acclimatization, which is an adaptation process to survive in the conditions of the new environment.
The winning team of the Social Entrepreneurship Program of Ruta BBVA 2015 is already working hard to make their collaborative economy project a reality. Mar Ballcels, Isabel Andolz, David Chiarri, Andrea Sánchez, Gemma Jordá and Elena Roca-Umbert are very motivated to take on this challenge.