Looking ahead to the 2021 awards
The 2021 awards ceremony will be scheduled to coincide with COP26. This year, we are currently planning for the awards celebration to be a hybrid of a virtual experience and a smaller in-person event in London. The event will be appropriate for the time, in the context of the global pandemic and more information will be shared as soon as the details are confirmed.
The 2020 awards
Due to the global pandemic in 2020, the awards were put on hold to reflect the challenges facing business and society. We held three virtual events showcasing leaders in sustainability within finance as part of the Accounting for Sustainability Summit 2020. We’re excited that the awards are back in 2021 and we’re looking forward to celebrating entrants' successes and sharing their insights.
Learn and interact with the experts…
For the first time, Finance for the Future produced three virtual events. This unique opportunity allowed participants to learn and interact with experts and previous winners from around the world, who shared their experience and insights. These virtual events werre also an opportunity for participants to understand how finance can play a crucial role in shaping a sustainable and resilient recovery.
Watch these events
These inspiring online events showcased leaders in sustainability within finance and are now available to download. They offer practical examples to help finance professionals turn the sustainability rhetoric into practical action so that the focus on sustainability becomes embedded in business.
The COVID-19 and climate change crises have highlighted the importance of integrated thinking to the resilience and viability of organisations. This masterclass explored integrated thinking and what it means in practice, steps to embed it within your organisation, and what part it can play in a sustainable recovery. In this interactive session, participants heard practical examples from previous Finance for the Future Award winners: Alan Stewart, CFO at Tesco and Joe Allanson, EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller at Salesforce.
In this session, participants explored how financial institutions, products and services can move financial markets towards a more sustainable economy. Practical examples were discussed from previous winners and key actors in the financial markets, including Sarah Breeden, Executive Director at the Bank of England; Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International; and Michael Marshall, Head of Sustainable Ownership at Railpen and Alison Vipond, Sustainability Policy and Innovation Lead at Ecology Building Society.
Through the biggest crisis of the 21st century, innovation and drive for change has continued to be demonstrated by the global finance community. In this event, speakers highlighted the role that the academic and educational communities can play in transforming finance for a sustainable future. Hear valuable insights from Dr. Mirabelle Muûls, Centre for Climate Finance & Investment, Imperial College London and Professor Richard Barker, Professor of Accounting, Saïd Business School and Veronica Poole, Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader, Deloitte.