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The 2023 winners

Here are this year's Finance for the Future award winners

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Finance for the Future Awards logo

As we collectively accept that we face not just a climate emergency, but crises both of catastrophic loss of nature and rapidly increasing inequalities, it is only fitting that we recognise those organisations that are demonstrating leadership in combating them.

Richard Spencer, ICAEW Director of Sustainability


NatWest Group logo Communicating Integrated Thinking
NatWest Group

The judges were impressed with the depth of knowledge, overall leadership and ambition of the finance team. The adoption of an education and enabling approach- from Board to customers and within a broad range of communications was also a highlight.

NP Moving Financial Markets - SME
Net Purpose

The judges commented on this organisation's focus on impact rather than outcomes and outputs. It was able to demonstrate real clarity of purpose and demonstrable growth.

Planet Tracker logo Driving Change in the Finance Community
Planet Tracker

Connecting high quality, in-depth academic research with decision makers, and presenting this research in ways that are meaningful to market participants, allows for the leveraging of financial markets - using investors as a catalyst for change.

Santander logo Moving Financial Markets - Large
Santander Brasil

This organisation stood out to the judges as the clear winner in this category because of the scope of its activities and the focus on generating positive impacts in what is a challenging environmental context, managing prosperity for all with the need to preserve biodiversity.

NatWest Group logo Embedding an Integrated Approach
NatWest Group

This organisation has made a big step forward by integrating its climate transition plan into the financial planning process, recognising the need for a holistic approach, looking beyond individual sectors to how whole systems interact and address those systemic barriers to change.

Highly commended

The Crown Estate logo Embedding an Integrated Approach
The Crown Estate

It was clear to the judges that sustainability is integral to both day-to-day decision making and long-term strategic thinking, with the finance team acting as a leader, proactively thinking through the mechanisms and tools it could use to drive change and putting these into action.

Aviva Investors logo Moving Financial Markets - Large
Aviva Investors

The judges commented on how this organisation demonstrated exceptional and consistent leadership in policy advocacy, highlighting instances of market failure and building coalitions and engaging policymakers to address them.

UN SSE logo Driving Change in the Finance Community
UN SSE Initiative

The judges were impressed with the global reach of this entry, using the convening power of stock exchanges to access emerging markets and focusing on the bespoke needs of the market.

Leadership Awards

ADM logo Climate Leader

This organisation has set ambitious climate goals, making significant investments in green technology and products and embracing the climate nature nexus to achieve this.

NatWest Group logo Climate Leader
NatWest Group

They demonstrated a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, recognising that systemic change is necessary and demonstrating a willingness to learn from and support others.

UN SSE logo Climate Leader
UN SSE Initiative

The UN's SSE Initiative continues to deliver one of the largest global education programmes on climate risk disclosures, convening organisations and stock exchanges to build knowledge in both established and emerging markets.

AGAM logo Social Impact Leader
AGAM International

The judges felt this company's proposition is clear and easy to grasp; its key focus is on social impact and the benefits of its activities are felt immediately.

MPIC logo Nature & Biodiversity Leader

The judges recognised that this organisation has a frontline role in tackling the climate-nature crisis, embedding risk and impact across the organisation and partnering with others to invest in biodiversity solutions and advocate for action.

Planet Tracker logo Nature & Biodiversity Leader
Planet Tracker

Planet Tracker provide comprehensive data on nature and biodiversity, both through their food sector reports and through their wider work such as on deforestation, and most importantly, they engage closely with stakeholders to encourage real change.


Communicating Integrated Thinking

  • Itau Unibanco
  • Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
  • NatWest Group
  • Schneider Electric SE

Moving Financial Markets (Large)

  • Aviva Investors
  • CDPQ
  • Moody's
  • Santander Brasil
  • Teachers Mutual Bank Limited

Moving Financial Markets (SME)

  • AGAM International
  • Net Purpose
  • Solas Capital AG

Embedding an Integrated Approach

  • ADM
  • EV Cargo
  • NatWest Group
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • Suzano S.A.
  • The Crown Estate

Driving Change in the Finance Sector

  • Accountancy in a Sustainable World Quarterly, Centre for Research and Education, University of Notre Dame
  • Planet Tracker
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • UN Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) Initiative
  • Value Balancing Alliance
A representative from Make My Money Matter receiving their award.

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