ESG Clarity Awards 2023 open for nominations

Individuals and organisations invited to put forward their best candidates

ESG Clarity is delighted to announce the return of our awards recognising the industry’s top ESG talent.

The ESG Clarity Awards successfully launched last year showcasing expertise in the best funds, teams, individuals, initiatives and investment houses. This year we will continue to showcase the industry’s finest for responsible investment and have invited back our esteemed panel of judges.

Organisations and individuals are invited to submit their nominations through our website. These will then be assessed by our esteemed panel of judges to create a shortlist and then a final winner.

We are inviting groups and individuals to enter our submissions categories here.

The categories are:

Most Innovative Fund Launch

  • Active
  • Passive

Launched within the past two years. Innovation can be displayed as a first-of-its-kind product and offering the market something unique, and/or accessing innovative technology or themes that are supporting the mitigation of climate change, society or the just transition.

Best Thought Leadership/Research

  • Team/Group

Innovative research or thought leadership on E, S or G that has had wide-reaching impact on the industry and created change.

Best Diversity/Corporate Culture Initiative

  • Group

Company initiative that has increased diversity and inclusivity across the business or has demonstrated an improvement in terms of corporate culture and pay gap reporting.

Best Social Initiative

Recognise the work investment firms are carrying out that fits in with the ‘S’ of ESG. Social initiatives that have demonstrated significant change in a community or society.

  • Group

ESG Rising Star of the Year (individual)

An individual that has worked in ESG investing for less than five years and has demonstrated strengths by supporting colleagues with thorough ESG research and integration to create change in their business and industry.

  • Individual

Outstanding Contribution to ESG Investment

  • Individual

This individual will have spent significant amount of time educating the investment industry about the benefits of ESG investing and created change.

Engagement Award

  • Group

A company that can demonstrate positive engagement with a number of companies either by conversations or voting so that they have improved their ESG credentials.

Best NGO supporting ESG investment services

Non-profits, charities and NGOs are invited to submit their work showcasing the support they have offered to the investment management industry and their work with firms to effect environmental and social change. We also want to see where NGOs are working with governments and regulators in embedding ESG investment into policies.

Best ESG Active Fund House

Best ESG Passive Fund House

Best ESG Wealth Manager

Best ESG Adviser

Best Platform for ESG

Editor’s Choice (submissions not needed)

The deadline for submissions is 30 June. Nominations are open to those based in UK and Europe.

ESG Clarity is also working with a data partner to create shortlists for fund categories by sector/asset class. These will be announced in due course.

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Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...