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How to enter

Everything you need to know about entering the Finance for the Future Awards 2021. Entries for the 2021 awards have now closed.

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We are looking for examples of good practice that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation, while highlighting the role the finance function plays in innovation and integrated thinking. Individual entries tell a story of innovation and leadership from the finance community which can inspire, influence and inform.

Who can enter?

The Awards are free to enter and open to all individuals and organisations globally, including businesses, charities, social enterprises, the public sector, education institutions, think tanks, collaborations and coalitions. Joint entries are also welcome.

Why enter?

Entering the awards is the perfect opportunity to raise your profile and be publicly recognised for your innovative approach. You can also:

  • gain recognition as leaders in sustainable business;
  • showcase your good work and inspire, influence or inform others;
  • receive valuable feedback from our panel of assessors and judges; and
  • join a community network of engaged finance leaders to share knowledge, insights and best practice.

The benefits of entering

What organisations stand to gain by entering the Finance for the Future awards.

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Please register your details to access the entry form(s) for the category of your choice (see this year's categories).

To submit your entry, you will then need to email the form(s) or video link and supporting documents to info@financeforthefuture.org.

All applications need to be written in English and within the word or time limit.


You may submit your entry for the 9th Finance for the Future Award now – the deadline is 18 June 2021. After that we have a period of assessment from 28 June - 9 July, with judging scheduled for 16 and 17 September 2021. 

If you have further questions, please contact Olivia.cox@icaew.com

Previous winners

Find out about the winners of the 2019 Finance for the Future Awards and how they have successfully embedded sustainable thinking into their organisation.

2019 Winner
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Driving change through education, training and academia

Ecology Building Society has been providing lending for properties and projects that have a positive environmental or social impact for more than 35 years.

2019 Winner
Communicating integrated thinking

ABN AMRO, a Dutch bank, believes integrated thinking and integrated reporting lead to better decision-making, which ultimately leads to long-term value creation.

2019 Winner
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Driving change through education, training and academia

The work of CCFI at Imperial College Business School drives change within the financial industry through its research and further education activities.

2019 Winner
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Embedding an integrated approach

‘Every little help makes a big difference’ is a core value at Tesco. It drives what it does every day by focusing on its people, its products and its places.

2019 Winner
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Innovative project

SteamaCo makes smart meters tailored to the needs of energy suppliers in rural Africa so that they can supply unconnected communities without loss of payments.

2019 Winner
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Investing and financing

Globalance Bank’s mission is to educate, inspire and empower investment in companies seeking to address global challenges and a positive future.