About Poder Awards

ABOUT The Awards

In 2002 PODER magazine created the PODER Awards to celebrate excellence in leadership in the Americas by recognizing those men and women who have demonstrated remarkable strategy, vision, and execution in their respective businesses and organizations; those who are changing or can change the region’s development dynamics in several fronts. For the third time, this year PODER magazine will partner with the Americas Business Council Foundation to identify and award best practices in the region in social entrepreneurship, business innovation, sustainability, courageousness, vision and corporate responsibility, that are producing systemic change in their own communities.

The Americas Business Council Foundation (abc*) is a think-do tank that seeks to further peace, sustainability, and prosperity by informing leaders from the Americas of the most pressing social and environmental challenges facing our world, and by presenting them with opportunities to engage in impact-driven initiatives from the region that are providing tangible solutions.



Americas Business Council (ABC)

The Americas Business Council (abc*) Foundation is a nonprofit organization that identifies and supports high-impact leaders and initiatives in the Americas.



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Americas Business Council (ABC)


Nicolas Ibargüen
He is an environmentalist and director of the Planet Initiative of the Americas Business Council Foundation, an organization that supports innovative social and environmental impact projects

He is the environmental Correspondent for Fusion and Univision.

Nicolás organizes expeditions and events with world leaders to raise awareness about our relationship with the planet. He produced the award-winning documentary “Amazon Gold” and he is a board member of NRDC’s Voces Verdes and the Humane Society International. He is the director of the Poder Awards-presented by abc*, and was the Editor and Publisher of Poder Magazine.


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Greenberg Traurig   Televisa MTV Univision