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

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Category 1: Embedding an integrated approach (public and not-for-profit sectors)

This award recognises public and not-for-profit sector organisations 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.

The below was played at the 2021 Awards ceremony to introduce 'Embedding an integrated approach' (which was a single category in 2021) and its finalists:

The below was played at the 2021 Awards ceremony to introduce 'Embedding an integrated approach' (which was a single category in 2021) and its finalists:

Category 2: Embedding an integrated approach (private sector)

This award recognises private sector organisations 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.

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.

The below was played at the 2021 Awards ceremony to introduce 'Communicating integrated thinking' and its finalists:

The below was played at the 2021 Awards ceremony to introduce 'Moving financial markets' and its finalists:

Category 4: Moving financial markets

This award recognises 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.

Category 5: 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.

The below was played at the 2021 Awards ceremony to introduce 'Driving change in the finance community' and its finalists:

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Climate leadership award

We are looking for examples of best practice, across five 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.

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