Football’s biggest game kicks off in just 33 days and in celebration, BBVA Compass has announced two ways it’s helping the people of Houston and the city’s visitors join in.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
Over the course of the year the BBVA Foundation recognized the achievements and projects run by leading scientists, researchers and cultural creators both nationally and internationally. As well as providing visibility, the awards run by the Foundation also offer much-needed financial support to the sector.
From recipes for some of their famous dishes to cooking tips and numerous stories and anecdotes about El Celler de Can Roca and its tours with BBVA around the world. These are just some of the things you can find in these books on the Roca brothers, which show us how their art and mastery go far beyond the kitchen at El Celler.
The Crack is the field diary of two journalists trying to understand what is going on in the European Union. A journalistic comic book, published with support from the BBVA Foundation, where photographer Carlos Spottorno and journalist Guillermo Abril recount their experiences from the boundaries of a Europe in crisis.
In 2016, BBVA reinforced its efforts and initiatives toward community and its responsible banking model. Across the Group, countless activities clearly showed the bank's commitment to such matters as education, knowledge, financial inclusion and the environment.
In a year brimming with stellar sporting events, BBVA’s ambassadors and sponsored teams excelled. The Rio Games, the Copa America Centenario, the NBA, tennis and soccer tournaments are just some of the stages in which they proved their worth.
There’s a big game coming to Houston on Feb. 5, and BBVA Compass has teamed with CBS Radio to produce a free, super-sized celebration for the city and its communities, featuring country music star Jake Owen.
Garbiñe Muguruza will remember the 2016 season as the year of her first Grand Slam. On June 4th, the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player beat Serena Williams to win the French Open. It was the highlight of a fairly inconsistent season in which she was forced to withdraw from several tournaments. The overall result is positive, however: “Everything that could have happened did this season, but it will help me become a better player,” she notes. This year she received her highest WTA ranking - 2nd the week of June 6th. Will 2017 be Garbiñe’s year? “No one knows what will happen in 2017. Let’s hope it will be my year again. I think this year was very good, just like last year, so I just hope to be at the same level in 2017,” she says.
The BBVA Foundation and Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (Ivie) have analyzed the level of training and education of professional executives, business people and the self-employed. The research’s findings are positive but there is still a long way to travel.