Realizing the vision of Doing Good is Good Business, Arison Investments, the business arm of the Arison Group, creates values-based investments that positively impact both people and planet. Arison Investments ventures on delivering high financial returns while incorporating a clear strategy of moral responsibility, to positively impact quality of life and preserve the natural environment.
With operations spanning 38 countries across 5 continents, Arison Investments provides responses to basic human needs of large populations in the areas of finance, real estate, infrastructure, alternative and renewable energy and water efficiency.
As of December 2011, Arison Investments manages an investment portfolio in excess of $2.5 billion, which includes a controlling stake in the following leading Israeli companies:
Israel's leading financial services group, offering diverse services ranging from basic banking to complex financing of large scale projects. In its 90 years of existence, the Bank has developed an extensive branch network, commercially operating in all areas of banking. With over 14,000 employees, the Bank Group is the leader in the Israeli banking industry in corporate lending, Internet banking and credit card activities, and was ranked Israel's Bank of the Year by Global Magazine in March 2012.
The Group also operates abroad via branches, representative offices and subsidiaries, as well as through relationships with over 2,400 correspondent banks worldwide. The Bank also has investments, primarily in the areas of insurance and real estate, through equity-basis investees.
For long term foreign currency activity, international rating agencies have positioned the Bank as follows: Moody's: A1, Standard & Poor's: BBB+, Fitch: A-. In Israel, S&P Maalot, Israel Securities Rating Company Ltd., issued an AA+ rating.
The net profit of the Bank Group totaled NIS 2,746 million in 2011, compared with NIS 2,201 million in 2010, an increase of 24.8%. Net return on equity amounted to 12.0%, compared with 10.4% in 2010. The Bank's total capital adequacy ratio continued its trend of improvement and reached 14.1% at the end of 2011, compared with 13.9% at the end of 2010.
Shikun & Binui
Israel's leading infrastructure and real estate group, world leader in creating sustainable and progressive living environments. Involved in large-scale projects Israel, Europe, Africa and the Americas, with proven green achievements in infrastructure and construction of residential neighborhoods, commercial buildings and public structures. It runs extensive PPP (Public Private Partnerships)operational projects in both building and financing, for transportation, infrastructure, ecology and water treatment and desalination.
In 2011, Shikun & Binui revenues marked USD1.37 billion, a 10% annual rise, with a market cap of USD.69 billion. The company complies with the SAM audit stamp of approval, and International Breeam and Leed sustainability standards. It built the largest desalination plant of its kind in the world, supplying 20% of Israel's home water consumption since 2010, and relocated its offices to a Leed Gold standard compliant complex.
Israel Salt Industries
Israel's main producer of salt since 1922, for the retail market and for industrial and agricultural uses. Serving both local and international markets, Salt of the Earth produces salt in a natural and clean process of solar vaporization of onshore pools filled with water from the Red Sea (Eilat) and the Mediterranean (Atlit).
In the field of finance, Salt of the Earth holds 2.4% of Bank Hapoalim's shares.
It has engaged in sustainable activities intended to preserve a balance between the industry and the environment. It operates to become an integral part of the fabric of life in the towns in which its plants are located, providing employment and contributing to the community, while its pools are home to a large host of aquatic birds.
Miya represents the Arison Group's commitment to sustainability and to preparing our planet to meet the needs of future generations.
The company's vision is to secure the world's water abundance. In today's world, water is a vital resource, yet more than a third of the world's drinking water is lost from urban water systems before it reaches the consumer. Reducing these losses will bring more clean water to people who need it, help our environment and improve the efficiency of water utilities, thus reducing costs and increasing revenues.
Miya is a global provider of comprehensive water efficiency solutions for municipal distribution systems, with an initial emphasis on Non Revenue Water (NRW) management. Miya is a leader in its field, providing experience, expertise, global presence and local execution
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