Companies

  • Boutique investment manager of the year
    • Open to any small asset management firm that has demonstrated promotion of ESG.
  • Climate index provider of the year
    • Open to any index providers that have created products specifically to address climate change or climate-related risks.
  • ESG assessment tool of the year
    • Open to all firms that have created tools or methodologies to help address an ESG issue.
  • ESG data provider of the year
    • Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. This category is open to all providers of ESG data that helps to better inform investment decisions.
  • ESG index provider of the year
    • Open to all index providers with an ESG index.
  • Hedge fund manager of the year
    • Open to all hedge fund managers that have incorporated ESG into their investment process.
  • Investment consultant of the year
    • Open to investment consultants with a strong focus on ESG.
  • Listed equities manager of the year
    • Open to any listed equities managers that has demonstrated promotion of ESG.
  • Most transparent credit rating agency
    • Open to all credit rating agencies reporting on how ESG factors affect rating opinions.
  • Multi-asset manager of the year
    • Open to all multi-asset managers that have incorporated ESG into their investment process.
  • Pension fund of the year
    • Open to all pension funds that have a responsible investment strategy.
  • Private equity manager of the year
    • Open to general partners with a strong focus on ESG.
  • Re/insurer of the year
    • Open to all re/insurers that have a responsible investment strategy.
  • Real assets manager of the year
    • Open to all managers that have incorporated ESG into their real asset investment strategy.
  • Stock exchange of the year
    • Open to stock exchanges with a strong policy on ESG.

Fixed Income

  • Best sustainability reporting by an asset or fund manager: large (fixed income)
    • Open to large asset or fund managers with assets greater than US$25bn, and where ESG fixed income investments are greater than 50% of the total.
  • Best sustainability reporting by an asset or fund manager: medium and small (fixed income)
    • Open to asset managers with assets less than US$25bn, and ESG fixed income investments are greater than 50% of the total.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year (fixed income)
    • Open to both public and private debt from both small and large firms (this could include corporates and sovereigns).
  • ESG research of the year
    • Open to fixed income ESG research recognising the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • Fixed income manager of the year
    • Open to any fixed income manager that has demonstrated promotion of ESG.
  • ESG fixed income fund of the year, Asia
    • Open to all debt funds taking ESG into investment consideration in Asia.
  • ESG fixed income fund of the year, Europe
    • Open to all debt funds taking ESG into investment consideration in Europe.
  • ESG fixed income fund of the year, global
    • Open to all debt funds taking ESG into investment consideration across multiple regions.
  • ESG fixed income fund of the year, North America
    • Open to all debt funds taking ESG into investment consideration in North America.

Funds

  • ESG multi-asset fund of the year
    • Open to companies that invest in more than one asset class, such as a mixture of Equity and Fixed Income ESG instruments.
  • Infrastructure fund of the year
    • Open to all infrastructure funds with a focus on ESG/sustainability.
  • Private equity ESG fund of the year
    • Open to all private equity funds with a focus on ESG/sustainability.
  • Renewables fund of the year
    • Open to all renewable energy funds with a focus on ESG/sustainability.
  • Sovereign wealth fund of the year
    • Open to all sovereign wealth funds with a focus on ESG/sustainability.

Initiatives

  • ESG data initiative of the year
    • Open to all organisations that have launched or developed an ESG data initiative over the past 12 months.
  • ESG engagement initiative of the year
    • Open to all organisations with a new ESG engagement initiative.
  • ESG innovation of the year (funds and portfolios)
    • Open to fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate innovation in improving or expanding the integration of ESG factors.
  • ESG innovation of the year (research)
    • Open to companies that can demonstrate innovation in research into ESG factors.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year, Asia
    • Open to asset owners, fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG investment goals in Asia.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year, Europe
    • Open to asset owners, fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG investment goals in Europe.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year, North America
    • Open to asset owners, fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG investment goals in North America.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year, Latin America
    • Open to asset owners, fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG investment goals in Latin America.
  • ESG investment initiative of the year, Africa
    • Open to asset owners, fund and portfolio management companies that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG investment goals in Africa.
  • ESG initiative of the year (for corporates)
    • Open to all corporates that can demonstrate a new method or new action to achieve their ESG goals.

Reporting and research

  • Best sustainability reporting by an asset or fund manager: large
    • Open to large asset or fund managers with assets greater than US$25bn, and where ESG fixed income investments are greater than 50% of the total.
  • Best sustainability reporting by an asset or fund manager: medium and small
    • Open to asset managers with assets less than US$25bn, and ESG fixed income investments are greater than 50% of the total.
  • ESG research of the year, Asia
    • Open to Asian ESG research to recognise the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • ESG research of the year, North America
    • Open to North American ESG research to recognise the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • ESG research of the year, Latin America
    • Open to Latin American ESG research to recognise the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • ESG research of the year, Europe
    • Open to European ESG research to recognise the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • ESG research of the year, Africa
    • Open to African ESG research to recognise the role of ESG vendors and credit risk assessors and brokers.
  • TCFD report of the year 
    • Open to financial institutions who have reported inline with the recommendations of the TCFD.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, Asia
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in the Asia-Pac market.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, Europe
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in the European market.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, Africa
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in the African market.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, North America
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in the North American market.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, Latin America
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in the Latin American market.
  • Thought leadership paper on sustainable investing, Global
    • Open to firms who have contributed to a topic on investment issues related to ESG in multiple regions across the globe

Thematic funds

  • Social fund of the year, Asia
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments, such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Social fund of the year, Europe
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments in AsiaPac, such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Social fund of the year, Africa
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments in Africa, such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Social fund of the year, North America
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments in North America, such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Social fund of the year, Latin America
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments in Latin America, such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Social fund of the year, Global
    • Open to all funds with a major focus on social related investments across the globe (multi-regional), such as housing, healthcare or education.
  • Environmental fund of the year, Asia
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments in AsiaPac, such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.
  • Environmental fund of the year, Europe
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments in Europe, such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.
  • Environmental fund of the year, Africa
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments in Africa, such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.
  • Environmental fund of the year, North America
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments in North America, such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.
  • Environmental fund of the year, Latin America 
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments in Latin America, such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.
  • Environmental fund of the year, Global
    • Open to all funds specialising in environment-related investments across the globe (multi-regional), such as clean technology, clean or alternative energy, water, food, agriculture or forestry.

Individuals

  • Investment leader of the year
    • Open to any person that has shown outstanding ESG investment leadership.
  • Personality of the year
    • Open to any individual advocating ESG as key part of their company's strategy.

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