Traditional investments are not always sustainable, thus, risk models need to be realigned against a new ethical code of conduct and transparency. This category sets out to recognise organisations who offer investment with sustainability values incorporated.
Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) are not new disciplines. However, the popularity of the sustainable investment sector is slow on the up take, illustrated by the fact that only a fraction of the money that is invested in traditional investments is being invested in SRI and ESG funds. The focus now should be to create more sustainable investments and integrate these into mainstream investing. This award will recognise leading financial services industry thinking that has gone beyond traditional investment to make a real difference to shareholder value – offering sustainable and financial returns. The winning company will have showcased how this investment has made a step change and illustrated a new model for others to implement in their sustainable investment portfolio.
- For financial services companies or organisations through to green funds brokers.
- Pioneering investment opportunities and risk taking ability, showcased through ‘new to market’ sectors with the aim of exploration and promoting development.
- Evidence of positive financial returns coupled with a positive difference to the environment and society, thus leading to sustainable outcomes.
- Existence of environmental values in the organisational practice, beyond investments alone.
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