ESG Clarity is adding five categories to the ESG Clarity Awards, recognising talent and expertise in wealth management, platforms and the charitable sector.
The Awards ceremony, which will be held in-person at a sustainable venue in London on 14 June, was announced last week to showcase the fund managers, heads of ESG, heads of diversity, CEOs, rising stars and industry veterans that are help shaping this still-growing part of the industry.
ESG Clarity would also like to recognise the platforms, DFMS and wealth managers, advisers and NGOs play a part in pushing forward with ensuring corporates, governments and investors integrate ESG.
The new categories are:
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
Editor’s Choice (submissions not needed)
These will sit alongside the existing awards, which include:
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
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 ESG Active Fund House
Best ESG Passive Fund House
To submit your nominations for the initiative awards, click here.
Please email your submissions and for any information on the awards email ESGCawards@bonhillplc.com. Deadline for submissions is 5pm 29 April. There is no charge to enter.
The ESG Clarity Awards will be held straight after our first in-person Global ESG Summit at a venue in London on 14 June – details of which will be released in due course.
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