2021 Shortlist


We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year's Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards. We received a record-breaking number of entries this year, so being shortlisted is a fantastic achievement - congratulations to everyone who made the list and thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an entry.




Best Sustainable & ESG Investment Initiative

  • AllianceBernstein Climate Change and Investment Academy, in Conjunction with Columbia University's Earth Institute
  • Candriam and The Candriam Academy
  • DWS, AMX, Minerva Analytics, Northern Trust: Pooled Split Voting Initiative
  • Fidelity International - Seafarers Engagement Programme
  • HSBC Asset Management / HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management joint venture
  • Impact Agora
  • Lyxor ETF CO Tool
  • Nordea Asset Management - Engagement Vung Ang 2
  • Sustainalytics - Material Risk Engagement
  • Triodos Investment Management - Coordination principles to support the financial inclusion sector during COVID-19


Best Sustainable & ESG Thought Leadership Paper

  • A Woman's Place - Working Paper - Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • AIQ The Climate Edition - Aviva Investors
  • Corporate Governance at Rio Tinto – an ESG case study - Cameron Hume Limited
  • Do Green Bonds Deliver for Fixed Income Investors? - TwentyFour Asset Management
  • Investing in radical change - Investment landscape in a COVID-19 world - Triodos Investment Management
  • Investor Expectations for Paris-aligned Accounts - Sarasin & Partners
  • Sizing the green economy: Green Revenues and the EU taxonomy - FTSE Russell, an LSEG business
  • Stakeholder Capitalism: Aligning Value Creation with Protection of Values-  S&P Global Ratings
  • The road ahead for the SDGs - Robeco
  • Unlocking Humanitarian and Resilience Investing through Better Data - GIB Asset Management
  • Weighing the investment implications of climate change policy - J.P. Morgan Asset Management


Best Sustainable & ESG Research Paper

  • Candriam Sovereign Sustainability Model - Candriam
  • Climate Scenario Analysis: A Rigorous Framework for Managing Climate Financial Risks and Opportunities - Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Does sustainable investing deprive unsustainable firms from fresh capital? - Robeco
  • ESG in Action: Protecting the Amazon by Investing in Brazilian Beef - AllianceBernstein
  • Greenium: an ally, and source of opportunities - Mirova
  • How to build a climate-adjusted government bond index - FTSE Russell, an LSEG business
  • Sustainable voting behaviour of asset managers: do they walk the walk? - Robeco
  • The PWM Green Matrix - Partners Wealth Management
  • What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation - Lazard Asset Management


Best Sustainable & ESG Research & Ratings Provider

  • S&P Global Ratings
  • Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research
  • SRI Services
  • Sustainalytics
  • Util


Best Sustainable & ESG Research Team

  • Aberdeen Standard Investments Central ESG Investment Function
  • AB Sustainable Thematic Equities
  • BMO Responsible Investment Team
  • Responsible Investments Team at Nordea Asset Management
  • Royal London Asset Management Sustainable investing team


Best Sustainable & ESG Portfolio Range

  • AB Sustainable Thematic Platform
  • BNY Mellon Sustainable Fund range
  • EQ Positive Impact portfolios
  • HSBC Asset Management / HSBC Global Sustainable Multi-Asset Portfolios
  • Liontrust Sustainable Future funds
  • Morningstar ESG Portfolios
  • Pictet Asset Management Thematic Equities
  • Royal London Asset Management Sustainable investing range
  • Tribe multi-theme portfolios


Best Sustainable & ESG Support Services Provider or Consultancy

  • alva
  • ESG Accord Ltd
  • FE fundinfo
  • SRI Services


Best Sustainable & ESG Wealth Manager/DFM Group

  • 7IM Investment and Risk Team
  • Aberdeen Standard Capital
  • Cazenove Capital
  • EQ Investors
  • Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management
  • P1 Investment Management
  • Tribe Impact Capital


Best Impact Equity Fund

  • Federated Hermes Impact Opportunities Equity Fund
  • FP WHEB Sustainability Fund
  • M&G Positive Impact Fund
  • Montanaro Better World Fund
  • The Climate Impact Asia Fund
  • UBAM - Positive Impact Equity


Best Sustainable & ESG Equity Fund

  • AB Sustainable Global Thematic Portfolio
  • BMO Responsible Global Equity Fund
  • Liontrust SF Global Growth Fund
  • Mobius Investment Trust (MMIT)
  • Nordea 1 – Emerging Stars Equity Fund
  • Premier Miton Ethical Fund
  • Theam Quant Europe Climate Carbon Offset Plan
  • Threadneedle UK Sustainable Equity Fund


Best Sustainable & ESG Bond Fund

  • AB Sustainable Global Thematic Credit Fund
  • Aegon Ethical Corporate Bond Fund
  • Muzinich Sustainable Credit Fund
  • Nuveen U.S. Core Impact Bond Fund
  • Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund
  • Robeco Global SDG Credits Fund
  • Wellington Global Impact Bond Fund


Best Sustainable & ESG Multi-Asset Fund

  • BNY Mellon Sustainable Real Return Fund
  • Jupiter Global Ecology Diversified Fund
  • Liontrust SF Managed Fund
  • M&G Sustainable Multi Asset Fund


Best Sustainable & ESG Alternative Assets Fund

  • FP Foresight Global Real Infrastructure Fund
  • Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc
  • JLEN Environmental Assets Group Limited
  • Whitehelm Capital Low Carbon Core Infrastructure Fund
  • Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund
  • SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc


Best Environmental / Climate Change Fund

  • Aviva investors Climate Transition European Equity Fund
  • Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund
  • Ninety One Global Environment Fund
  • Pictet-Global Environmental Opportunities Fund
  • Schroder ISF Global Energy Transition Fund


Best Sustainable & ESG Thematic Fund

  • Wellington Emerging Market Development Fund
  • RobecoSAM Smart Energy Equities
  • Vontobel Fund - Clean Technology
  • Active Solar


Best Sustainable & ESG Index Provider

  • Foxberry Ltd
  • FTSE Russell, an LSEG business
  • HSBC Asset Management / Developed World Sustainable Index Fund


Best Sustainable and ESG ETF

  • Franklin Liberty Euro Green Bond UCITS ETF
  • Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETF
  • Lyxor Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF


Most Innovative Sustainable & ESG ETF Launch

  • BNP Paribas Easy ECPI Global ESG Blue Economy UCITS ETF
  • Franklin S&P 500 Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF
  • HSBC Asset Management / HSBC Sustainable Equity ETFs
  • Lyxor S&P Eurozone Paris-Aligned Climate (EU PAB) (DR) UCITS ETF
  • Rize Sustainable Future of Food UCITS ETF


Most Innovative Sustainable & ESG Fund Launch

  • BNP Paribas Environmental Absolute Return Thematic Equity (EARTH)
  • Regnan Global Equity Impact Solutions Fund
  • Robeco Climate Global Credits
  • Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust
  • TT Environmental Solutions Fund
  • UBAM – Positive Impact Emerging Equity
  • VH Global Sustainable Energy Opportunities plc


Best Sustainable & ESG Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM under £20bn)

  • Earth Capital
  • EdenTree Investment Management
  • Gresham House
  • Montanaro Asset Management
  • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
  • Triodos Investment Management
  • TwentyFour Asset Management
  • WHEB Asset Management


Best Sustainable & ESG Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM over £20bn)

  • Aegon Asset Management
  • BlueBay Asset Management
  • BMO Global Asset Management
  • Candriam
  • Federated Hermes
  • Impax Asset Management
  • Liontrust
  • Nordea Asset Management
  • Pictet Asset Management
  • Robeco


Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable & ESG Investing Award

To be announced