News • Sustainability
The National University of Colombia and the Grupo Empresarial Argos launch the third cohort of the Sustainability Chair for more than 10,000 undergraduate students in Colombia.6 September 2023
- The Chair aims to provide students with an academic space where they can firsthand learn about sustainability tools, projects, and initiatives applied to the construction materials, energy, and road and airport concessions industries within an organization present in 20 countries and territories in the Americas.
- In the first two virtual cohorts of the Chair, over 45 students and 20 teachers participated, all of whom are collaborators of Grupo Argos, Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa, and Summa, the shared services center of the Grupo Empresarial Argos.
- The Sustainability Chair is part of the Framework Agreement signed between the University and the company to promote the development of solutions that contribute to mitigating the effects of climate change. It also involves the structuring and implementation of projects that address the challenges faced by the businesses of the Grupo Empresarial Argos.
Between Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, more than 10,000 students from the National University of Colombia will have the opportunity to enroll in the Sustainability Chair offered jointly by the University and the Grupo Empresarial Argos. The objective of this initiative is to provide students with tools and practical cases to illustrate the theoretical application of sustainability in the infrastructure industry, drawing from the experiences of 20 collaborators from Grupo Argos, Cementos Argos, Celsia, Odinsa, and Summa, who participate as instructors in this initiative.
This marks the third edition of the Sustainability Chair and could bring in at least 100 new students, in addition to the more than 45 individuals who have already had the opportunity to access the content developed by the collaborators of the Grupo Empresarial Argos.
About the Framework Agreement between the National University of Colombia and Grupo Argos:
This strategy, initiated in 2022 with a five-year duration, includes the development of the Sustainability Chair, as well as the funding and implementation of projects for the capture and use of CO2, the promotion of unconventional renewable energies, and the financial viability of initiatives associated with new technological developments. Likewise, the alliance is facilitating connections for job opportunities and internships for University graduates within the various companies of the Grupo Empresarial Argos.
Equity and diversity
Grupo Argos recognized by Forbes as one of the World's Top Companies for Women 2023 for its gender equality practices3 November 2023
Forbes and Statista's World’s Best Employers ranking highlighted Grupo Empresarial Argos as one of the best companies to work for globally.19 October 2023
Two Colombian companies made it to the ranking, which assessed companies from 50 countries through over 170,000 surveys. Grupo Empresarial Argos placed 268th thanks to its talent, diversity, and inclusion strategy, which has enabled it to promote inclusive environments that value and respect each of its employees.
Grupo Empresarial Argos' companies consolidate their reputation among the best in Colombia according to Merco18 October 2023
For the third consecutive year, Grupo Argos held the top position as the business conglomerate with the best reputation in the country, highlighting the company's strategic role in the growth and positioning of its businesses as regional infrastructure platforms. In the overall ranking, the company reached the 10th position.
Negocio de Desarrollo Urbano
Ciudad Mallorquín will be the first urban project in the Atlantic to implement Nature-Based Solutions for urban biodiversity management.5 October 2023
This initiative aims to create green spaces and solutions that improve the quality of life for people and the health of the ecosystem, contributing to the resilience of Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia in the face of the challenges of climate change.