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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 is looking for organisations and individuals that are supporting the integration of sustainability into financial decision making.

Finance for the Future awards programme is a partnership between ICAEW, A4S and Deloitte and was founded in 2012. 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.


Finance is essential in helping to drive progress – by transforming 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 Finance for the Future Awards were created to recognise financial leadership in building sustainable economies. 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 eight 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.