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About the awards

The Finance for the Future Awards were created in 2012 to recognise leadership within the finance function to drive sustainable economies.

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The Finance for the Future awards looks for organisations and individuals that are supporting the integration of sustainability into financial decision making.

The five award categories:

  • Driving change in the finance community
  • Communicating integrated thinking
  • Embedding an integrated approach
  • Moving financial markets (small and medium organisations)
  • Moving financial markets (large organisations)

The awards also recognise Leadership in three areas; climate, biodiversity and nature, and social impact. The Leadership award winners are selected from among the finalists in all the categories.

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Why are these awards important?

Finance is essential in helping to drive progress: it transforms the way we see, record and organise the world in which we live. If we are to convince our peers to face up to their responsibilities, and drive the outcomes we need, we must have a clear vision of the long-term impacts of our actions, we need to capture the facts and to create a business case for change.

The awards also highlight the role the finance function plays in innovation and integrated thinking. The awards have gone from strength to strength over the last 11 years, and we continue to see growth in the community of finance professionals who are committed to creating a more sustainable economy. 

The rigorous nature of the assessment process and judging seal the credibility and set them apart from other award programmes.

The awards are open to all individuals and organisations globally. Individual entries tell a story of innovation and leadership from the finance community which can inspire, influence and inform.

Awards ceremony

This year's ceremony will take place on Thursday 12 October at Mansion House in London for all finalists and distinguished guests. If you would like to join us online to watch the ceremony please register by 4pm BST on 12 October.

A photograph of the awards ceremony taking place inside 30 St Mary Axe.

A photograph of the awards ceremony taking place inside 30 St Mary Axe.


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