Miguel J. Martins

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Global Lead - Innovation & Sustainability
Knowledge, Learning & Innovation Office, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Miguel J. Martins joined IFC in 2000 and is currently Global Lead - Innovation & Sustainability in the Knowledge, Learning & Innovation Office. Miguel is also the Program Manager for the FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards, the world's leading awards for financial and non-financial companies that demonstrate leadership and innovation in integrating environmental, social and corporate governance considerations into their business. Miguel started his career in the financial sector in 1987 as Manager for the International Relations Group of Banco Comercial Português (BCP) in Portugal, where he was responsible for managing the bank’s worldwide financial institutions portfolio. In 1995, Miguel moved back to Mozambique as Director, International and Treasury Division of Banco Internacional de Moçambique (BIM), a start-up bank equitably owned by BCP and the Mozambican Government. At IFC, he was an Investment Officer for the Global Financial Markets Department. In 2002, he was Transaction Leader for the Banco ABN AMRO Real project, IFC’s first ever financial markets project to exclusively target sustainability concerns. He was also Project Leader for the BOVESPA Stock Exchange Sustainability Index, the second index of its kind in emerging markets after South Africa. In 2005, Miguel moved on to the Financial Markets Sustainability Group where he started to focus exclusively on financial markets sustainability.