Environmental fund of the year, Europe: SLM Silva Fund

Environmental fund of the year, Europe: SLM Silva Fund

The SLM Silva Fund from asset manager SLM Partners claimed Environmental fund of the year after becoming the first of its kind to adopt an innovative type of forest management called continuous cover forestry (CCF) in Ireland.

ESG research of the year, Africa: Webber Wentzel

ESG research of the year, Africa: Webber Wentzel

Over the past year legal firm Webber Wentzel has published a host of articles, reports and analyses about ESG developments across climate change, energy and private equity for an African audience.

ESG research of the year, Europe: DWS, Ceres and BlueRisk

ESG research of the year, Europe: DWS, Ceres and BlueRisk

A joint report by Ceres, DWS and data experts BlueRisk looked at the amount of financial value that is at risk from water pollution and availability, which is often ignored, with a particular focus on the packaged meat and apparel industry.

Investment leader of the year: Claire Smith

Investment leader of the year: Claire Smith

After creating the world's first vegan-screened stock index Claire Smith's Beyond Investing last year launched the Europe Vegan Climate and Global Vegan Climate indexes.

Pension fund of the year: ABP

Pension fund of the year: ABP

ABP, which manages total asset of about €530 billion and provides pensions to workers in the Dutch government and education sectors, vowed to sell most of the assets covered by this definition by 2023

Private equity manager of the year: Montagu

Private equity manager of the year: Montagu

Montagu this year became one of the first 10 private equity firms to have its targets to reduce its portfolio and operational emissions in line with a net zero transition validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Real assets manager of the year: Actis

Real assets manager of the year: Actis

Actis' real assets energy fund, Actis Energy 5 (AE5), secured over $6 billion investment in February to target energy transition investments globally.

Sovereign wealth fund of the year: AP4

Sovereign wealth fund of the year: AP4

Sweden's AP4 further bolstered its 'quantitative low-carbon strategies' in 2021 - reducing its carbon emissions by a further 23% relative to the previous year