Methodology



Groups will only be considered if they submit an entry for these awards.

To qualify, funds must have a one-year track record to 28 February 2021 and be available in the UK to retail/wholesale investors. For the new launch categories, funds must have been launched in the year to 28 February 2021 to qualify. Papers must have been published in the year to 28 February 2021.

The entries are judged by a panel of sustainable and ESG investment experts from across the industry who will decide the shortlists and final winners.

For the fund categories, they will consider factors including: strong performance record; strength of the team; meeting the fund’s sustainable & ESG objectives; excellence in sustainable and ESG investing within the investment process; strong engagement record; effective client communication; wider fund impact and developments in the past year.

For the other categories, entrants will have to provide examples of innovation, original thinking, inspiring leadership or wider industry impact in this area. Please see entry forms for category questions.


Terms and Conditions


 The judges' decision is final. The judges have the right to determine the standards of an award and to withhold an award in any category, if, in their view, the entries are not of sufficient merit. The judges also have the right to give a special award, if deemed appropriate.