ESG Clarity has extended the deadline for submissions for the inaugural ESG Clarity Awards to 5pm GMT on 29 April, and has also announced details of the first in-person Global ESG Summit, to be held on the same day of the Awards on 14 June in London.
This is the third Global ESG Summit, with the previous two run virtually to audiences in Europe, UK, US and Asia.
This June, the Europe and UK leg will be live and in-person on 14 June at the Hamyard Hotel in London, while Asia and US continue virtually.
Titled ‘Investing for the Future’, the summit aims to bring the asset management industry together to discuss and analyse latest developments in ESG, providing fund selectors, asset allocators and other market participants with actionable takeaways to help deliver better outcomes for investors and the planet.
The programme will cover a broad range of issues focusing on four major themes: climate reporting adaptation, social factors dominating the global narrative, thematic investing for a sustainable future and better governance, while we also have fireside chats on data and reporting, and passives.
ESG Clarity Awards
Meanwhile, submissions for award entries for the ESG Clarity Awards, which will be held straight after the Summit, remain open until 5pm on 29 April, giving nominees over an extra week to put themselves or their colleagues and firms forward.
Please email your submissions and for any information on the awards email ESGCawards@bonhillplc.com. There is no charge to enter.
See below for the fund categories and criteria:
Most Innovative Fund Launch
Criteria: Launched within the last 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
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
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.
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.
Outstanding Contribution to ESG Investment
This individual will have spent significant amount of time educating the investment industry about the benefits of ESG investing and created change.
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 Wealth Manager
Best ESG Adviser
Best Platform for ESG
Best ESG Active Fund House
Best ESG Passive Fund House
Editor’s Choice (submissions not needed)
Fund awards (no submissions)
The fund section of the awards for each pre-defined category will use ESG data exclusively supplied to ESG Clarity by MSCI ESG Research. A consistent methodology will be applied to select an initial pool of funds – both active and passive – onto which our expert judging panel will apply a qualitative layer of analysis, based on their own research and review of the data, in order to identify the winners of each category.
These categories are:
Best Global ESG Equity Fund
Best Regional ESG Equity Fund
Best Alternatives ESG Equity Fund
Best Thematic ESG Equity Fund
Best Fixed Income ESG Fund
Best Multi-Asset ESG Fund
- Active only
Best Emerging Markets ESG Fund
Best Impact Fund
Best Climate Focused Fund