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Finance for the Future

Judging

Who were the judges, what were they looking for, and what is the judging process?

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2019
Russell Picot
Russell Picot Chair of judging panel

Special Advisor to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

2019
Joe Allanson
Joe Allanson Judge

EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller at Salesforce

2019
David Allen
David Allen Judge

Chief Executive at Wates Group

2019
Julie Baddeley
Julie Baddeley Judge

Chair at Chapter Zero

2019
Sam Baker
Sam Baker Judge

Partner at Monitor Deloitte

2019
Richard Barker
Richard Barker Judge

Professor of Accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

2019
Shaun Beaney
Shaun Beaney Judge

Corporate Finance Manager at ICAEW

2019
Richard Carter
Richard Carter Judge

Lecturer at West Suffolk College

2019
Fong Yee Chan
Fong Yee Chan Judge

Senior Product Manager in Sustainable Investment at FTSE Russell

2019
Susan Davy
Susan Davy Judge

Chief Financial Officer at Pennon Group

2019
Simon Dietz
Simon Dietz Judge

Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science

2019
Paul Druckman
Paul Druckman Judge

Non-executive Director at the Financial Reporting Council

2019
Jessica Fries
Jessica Fries Judge

Executive Chairman at A4S

2019
Rodney Irwin
Rodney Irwin Judge

Managing Director at Redefining Value and Education WBCSD

2019
Leon Kamhi
Leon Kamhi Judge

Head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management

2019
Philippa Kelly
Philippa Kelly Judge

Head of Financial Services at ICAEW

2019
John Lelliott
John Lelliott Judge

Board Member at Capitals Coalition

2019
Charmian Love
Charmian Love Judge

Co-Founder and Co-Chair of B Corporation

2019
Virginia Massaro
Virginia Massaro Judge

Deputy Director of Finance at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust

2019
Mardi McBrien
Mardi McBrien Judge

Managing Director of CDSB

2019
Charles Nichols
Charles Nichols Judge

Chair of the Investment and Funding Committee at Unilever UK Pension Fund

2019
Will Oulton
Will Oulton Judge

Global Head of Responsible Investment at First State Investment

2019
Veronic Poole
Veronica Poole Judge

UK & Global Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting at Deloitte

2019
Martin Rich
Martin Rich Judge

Co-founder and Executive Director of Future-fit Foundation

2019
Brigette Rousseau
Brigette Rousseau Judge

Chief Financial Officer of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze

2019
Helen Slinger
Helen Slinger Judge

Executive Director at A4S

2019
Peter Vermeulen
Peter Vermeulen Judge

Chief Financial Officer of the National Trust

The judging process

1

Due diligence: a) your entry is reviewed to check it meets the award criteria b) your last three years of financial statements are reviewed by a finance manager.

2

Half-hour interview about your submission, via audio or video conference call, conducted by two assessors.

3

Presentation to a panel of judges followed by questions, in person in London or via video conference call.

Entrants will need to complete each stage successfully in order to move onto the next.

*Those applying in the ‘Driving change in the finance community’ category are exempt from submitting financial statements.

How to enter

What are the judges looking for?

Here are some tips from a judge:
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Involve the CFO.

This goes a long way to impressing the judges.

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Show how your project delivers change and encourages others to adopt similar behaviours.

This is why the link between the project sponsor and the finance department is an essential ingredient: proving financial credibility is an important way to inspire action.

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Provide good evidence.

These Awards aren't about CSR programmes. Sustainability should be integrated into the organisation's business model. We want to see sustainability within the mainstream thought process to unlock value for the future.

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Be clear.

Say what the issue was, what you did and what the outcome was. Be consistent and logical.

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Work with others.

Give examples of how the finance team have worked collaboratively with other functions to achieve your results.

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Be unique, tell your story.

We want to see your energy, passion and finance expertise shining through.

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