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Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022: 3 international standouts

Brazil-based Itaú Unibanco takes top category honors.

Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022: 3 international standouts
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This story is part of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022. Explore the full list of companies that are leading incubators of internal innovation talent.

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Located in Brazil, Peru, and Norway, these three companies earned strong marks from Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022 judges. The international trio fosters innovative spirit at all levels for their employees around the globe.    

Winner  

Itaú Unibanco, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

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With nearly 100,000 employees, the largest financial services company in Brazil models its workplace on “Integrated Communities,” interdisciplinary groups that bring together knowledge from all employee teams in areas, such as digital channels and business credit. In 2021, close to 10,000 employees chose to join these Integrated Communities, helping to double year-over-year productivity rates. 

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Finalists  

BREIN, Lima, Peru 

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The innovation hub of BRECA Group, a Peruvian business conglomerate, runs a venture builder program, inviting employees to explore and build new business models that will improve and develop the well-being of Latin American employees.  

Iterate, Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian consultancy provides clients access to an entrepreneurial ecosystem of expertise and talent to help build innovative new businesses.

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