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2022 winners

We look for examples of best practice, across six different categories, that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation.

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Category 1: Embedding an integrated approach (non-listed companies)

This award recognises non-listed companies where sustainability is embedded in the overall strategy and decision-making processes. The award recognises finance teams that play a critical role in achieving this.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • Sustainability is embedded into their organisation’s overall strategy and decision-making processes and is widely considered to be core to the activities of the organisation.
  • They generate tangible environmental and/or social benefits IN ADDITION TO delivering value for money within prudently managed budgets, through spending less, spending well and spending wisely.
  • The involvement of the finance team is critical in delivering both of the above.

This video, played at the 2021 ceremony, outlines 'Embedding an integrated approach' (which was a single category in 2021) and its 2021 finalists.

Winner

  • Forico

Highly commended

  • Edinburgh Airport

Finalists

  • Anglo African Investments
  • Xtrac Limited
  • Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne
A representative from Forico receiving their award.

Representatives from Edinburgh Airport holding their award certificate.

Category 2: Embedding an integrated approach (listed companies)

This award recognises listed companies where sustainability is embedded in the overall strategy and decision-making processes. The award recognises finance teams that play a critical role in delivering this.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • Sustainability is embedded into their organisation’s overall strategy and decision-making processes and is widely considered to be core to the activities of the organisation.
  • They generate tangible environmental and/or social benefits IN ADDITION TO delivering positive financial outcomes.
  • The involvement of the finance team is critical in delivering both of the above.

This video, played at the 2021 ceremony, outlines 'Embedding an integrated approach' (which was a single category in 2021) and its 2021 finalists.

Winner

  • Metro Pacific Investment Corporation

Highly commended

  • Natura &Co
  • Olam Food Ingredients (ofi)

Finalists

  • British Land 
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • NatWest Group
  • Smurfit Kappa 
  • Tesco
A representative from Metro Pacific Investment Corporation receiving their award.

Representatives from Natura &Co holding their award certificate.

Category 3: Communicating integrated thinking

This award recognises organisations that are practicing authentic integrated thinking and are communicating this to their providers of financial capital.

The communications must explain how sustainability is embedded in the organisation’s overall strategy and decision-making process. The finance team must play a critical role in achieving this.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • They are able to articulate clearly what integrated thinking means to them and to their providers of financial capital.
  • They are practising authentic integrated thinking and are communicating this effectively across a range of communications.
  • The finance team is critical in achieving this.

This video, played at the 2021 ceremony, outlines the 'Communicating integrated thinking' category and its 2021 finalists.

Winner

  • NatWest Group

Highly commended

  • Burberry

Finalists

  • Forico
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • SSE
  • Tesco
Representatives from NatWest Group holding their award.

Representatives from NatWest Group holding their award.

Category 4: Moving financial markets (large organisations)

This award recognises large organisations that have investment activities, products and services that demonstrate ambition to build a more sustainable financial system.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • That sustainability is embedded in their investment activities, products or services.
  • That these are enabling the generation of environmental and/or social benefits in addition to delivering positive financial outcomes.
  • That they are actively working to enable successful adoption and scale.

This video, played at the 2021 Awards ceremony, outlines 'Moving financial markets' (which was a single category in 2021) and its 2021 finalists.

Winner 

  • Aviva Investors

Finalists

  • Moody's
  • S&P Global Ratings
Representatives from Aviva Investors holding their award.

Representatives from Aviva Investors holding their award.

Category 5: Moving financial markets (small and medium organisations)

This award recognises small and medium-sized funds, projects and initiatives that have investment activities, products and services that demonstrate ambition to build a more sustainable financial system.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • That sustainability is embedded in their investment activities, products or services.
  • That these are enabling the generation of environmental and/or social benefits in addition to delivering positive financial outcomes.
  • That they are actively working to enable successful adoption and scale.

This video, played at the 2021 Awards ceremony, outlines 'Moving financial markets' (which was a single category in 2021) and its 2021 finalists.

Winner

  • First Nations Finance Authority

Highly commended

  • ETF Partners

Finalists

  • Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond
  • Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Net Purpose
First Nations Finance Authority receiving their award.

Representatives from ETF Partners holding their award certificate.

Category 6: Driving change in the finance community

This award recognises the contribution of individuals, organisations or joint-entrants in driving action to integrate sustainability through education, training and academia. Entries can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party and must be relevant to the wider accounting or finance community.

Entrants must demonstrate:

  • How the activity benefits the future of finance, e.g. through supporting and/ or inspiring the development of sustainable business models.
  • How the activities generate or are likely to influence the generation of tangible environmental and/or social benefits in addition to positive financial outcomes.
  • How the activities have changed or could change current standard practices.

This video, played at the 2021 Awards ceremony, outlines the 'Driving change in the finance community' category and its 2021 finalists.

Winner

  • Make My Money Matter

Highly commended

  • Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets

Finalists

  • Competent Boards
  • Global Alliance for Banking on Values
  • Planet Tracker's Amazon/Brazil reports
  • University of Cambridge
Representatives from Make My Money Matter holding their award.

Representatives from Make My Money Matter holding their award.

Climate Leadership Award

We are looking for examples of best practice, across six different categories, that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation.

The Finance for the Future Awards will recognise Climate Leadership. There is no separate entry form for this award; the leaders will be selected from this year’s finalists from across all the categories, based on the significance of Climate Leadership to each entry.

This is optional: there is no requirement to discuss climate change in your entry award if not appropriate. Entries to the Climate Leadership award will be considered as part of the assessment and judging process for the other award categories entered.

Winners

  • Deshkan Ziibi Conservation Impact Bond
  • Deutsche Post DHL
  • Global Alliance for Banking on Values
  • Moody's
  • SSE
Representatives from Moody's holding their award certificate.

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