Special Advisor to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
EVP, Chief Accountant and Controller at Salesforce
Chief Executive at Wates Group
Chair at Chapter Zero
Partner at Monitor Deloitte
Professor of Accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Corporate Finance Manager at ICAEW
Lecturer at West Suffolk College
Senior Product Manager in Sustainable Investment at FTSE Russell
Chief Financial Officer at Pennon Group
Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Non-executive Director at the Financial Reporting Council
Executive Chairman at A4S
Managing Director at Redefining Value and Education WBCSD
Head of Responsibility at Hermes Investment Management
Head of Financial Services at ICAEW
Board Member at Capitals Coalition
Co-Founder and Co-Chair of B Corporation
Deputy Director of Finance at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Trust
Managing Director of CDSB
Chair of the Investment and Funding Committee at Unilever UK Pension Fund
Global Head of Responsible Investment at First State Investment
UK & Global Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting at Deloitte
Co-founder and Executive Director of Future-fit Foundation
Chief Financial Officer of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze
Executive Director at A4S
Chief Financial Officer of the National Trust
The judging process
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.
Half-hour interview about your submission, via audio or video conference call, conducted by two assessors.
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 ‘Jeffrey Unerman award for Driving change in the finance community’ category are exempt from submitting financial statements.How to enter
What are the judges looking for?
Involve the CFO.
This goes a long way to impressing the judges.
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.
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.
Say what the issue was, what you did and what the outcome was. Be consistent and logical.
Work with others.
Give examples of how the finance team have worked collaboratively with other functions to achieve your results.
Be unique, tell your story.
We want to see your energy, passion and finance expertise shining through.