SURA Peru promoted saving and entrepreneurship benefitting more than 60 thousand school children
Lima, July 25, 2016. SURA Peru, part ofSURA Asset Management under Grupo SURA, has provided saving and entrepreneurship trainings through its social and financial program called Emprendiendo , in favor of more than 60 thousand students from 1st to 5th grade of high school from 24 public institutions of Lima Metropolitana and Callao. The main objective of the Emprendiendo program, conducted under the international methodology developed by the NGO Aflatoun, is to create a savings culture among the students as well as to provide them with the necessary knowledge to implement future business projects. Additionally, the program trains teachers in workshops leaded by specialized professionals. To this date 1,573 trained teachers have been registered and 3,662 undertakings have been implemented by the students. On the other side, under the guidance of SURA Peru workers, students prepare business plans that they submit to the Entrepreneurship and Financial Partners Fair held at SURA Peru offices. These projects enter the Business Plan Contest, where a jury, workers and the invited public vote for the best three plans. This year the fair will take place in November. It is worth mentioning that the program Emprendiendo has been in place since 2008 promoted by SURA Peru in alliance with the Regional Bureau of Education of Lima Metropolitana and the NGO Visión Solidaria, and supported by the Dutch NGO Aflatoun. SURA PERU SURA Peru assists over 2 million clients and manages assets of over USD 16,000 MM. It has a complete security and savings platform through its 4 companies in Peru: AFP Integra, Top AFP in Peru; Seguros SURA, Fondos SURA, Sociedad Agente de Bolsa SURA and Hipotecaria SURA. SURA Asset Management SURA Asset Management is a Latin American company with operations in the areas of Pensions, Savings and Investments in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and El Salvador. It is a subsidiary of Grupo SURA, in addition to four minority shareholders: the International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank Group; Grupo Bolívar; Bancolombia and Grupo Wiese. As of December 2015, it has a total of USD 103.1 trillion in assets under management, owned by 17.3 million clients. * Clients and AUM include AFP Protección in Colombia and AFP Crecer in El Salvador, even though they are not controlled companies, SURA AM has a significant shareholding. Grupo SURA Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana—Grupo SURA, parent company of Grupo Empresarial SURA, is a Latin American company listed on Colombia Stock Exchange (BVC) that has established a Level 1 ADR program in the United States. It is also the only Latin American company from the Diverse Financial Center sector that is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which recognizes companies with best worldwide economic, environmental and social practices. Grupo SURA has two types of investments: the strategic investments, focused on financial services, insurance, pensions, savings and investments; and the industrial investment, which are mainly present in the sectors of processed food, cement and energy.