Finance for the Future
Finance for the Future was founded by ICAEW and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) in 2012.
In partnership with Deloitte, the programme highlights the essential role that the finance function plays in driving integrated thinking in decision making and in building sustainable business models. Its key ambition is to share best practice, drive awareness, inspire action and develop a community of finance leaders, committed to create more sustainable outcomes for their organisations.
The programme constitutes a year-long programme of alumni, networking, thought leadership and best practice activities (including awards winners case studies and video interviews highlighting their success stories and the reasons why they won) and culminates in an awards celebration evening and an informative and interactive networking reception.
Finance for the Future Awards
The awards highlight good business practices internationally by recognising the roles which the finance function within organisations, and the wider finance community, play in helping to build resilient organisations through embedding environmental and broader social issues into their decision making.
Entrants must be able to demonstrate how the role of the finance function and financing has been key to building a sustainable organisation – one which delivers long term financial performance while operating within environmental, social and other constraints and/or generating long term value.
The rigorous nature of the assessment process (including site visits to entrants’ organisations) and the seniority and expertise of the judging panel seal the credibility of Finance for the Future Awards and set them apart from other award programmes.
The awards are free to enter and open to all organisations globally.
The 2017 awards featured the following categories:
Four categories open to organisations and their finance functions:
- Large business
- Start-up and growing enterprises
- Public and not-for-profit sectors
- Communicating integrated thinking
One category open to investors and financial services
- Investing and financing
One category open to individuals:
- Innovative idea
Information regarding the 2018 awards will be available in the New Year.