The Guilisasti family receives important business award
The Guilisasti family was awarded the ESE Business Family Prize2012, adistinction given by the Universidad de LosAndesBusiness School together with theLa Terceranewspaper and Credit Suisse.
The prize recognizes the business family that best meets a combination of clearly-defined criteria. These include a history of good financial performance, being leaders or benchmarks in the market in which they operate, having reached at least a second generation in the ownership or management of businesses, being a family respected by the business community in which it operates, both for the success of the businesses and the principles and values they inspire, and having established and maintained an effective corporate governance.
This year, the jury comprising well-known businessmen, business leaders and academics decided unanimously to grant this prize to the Guilisasti family, with a long business history inChile. Mainly linked to the wine industry through the Vi?a Concha y Toro and Emiliana wineries, it also participates in the fruit business through Greenvic.
The family is also linked to matters of social responsibility and the development of education through the Fundaci?n Eduardo Guilisasti Tagle (which awards full study scholarships), and Emiliana, an organic winery that has shown a strong commitment with its community with organic and sustainable agriculture. Greenvic has also entered into different partnerships for strongly promoting the company?s social commitment.
The prize-giving ceremony was held in the Aula Magna of the ESE, in the presence of the Guilisasti family, authorities of the Universidad de losAndesand the country?s leading businessmen and executives and also those of the companies linked to the family.
?A top-level and representative jury meets several times to nominate the candidates and select the family that best meets the demanding list of criteria, not only in successful business terms but also in its responsibility with its employees, shareholders, consumers and customers, and with society and the country in general. You are an example of good practices and it is very important that these are disseminated and known to thousands of family businesses in our country?, said Mauricio Larra?n, director general of ESE.