Business & Finance ESG Awards
The Business & Finance ESG Awards returns 18 April 2024
in The Round Room at The Mansion House in Dublin
Biodiversity Leadership in Business Award
The Biodiversity Leadership in Business Award is designed to honour companies that demonstrate exceptional commitment and contributions to biodiversity conservation. This award acknowledges organisations that integrate biodiversity considerations into their business models, showing leadership in protecting and enhancing biodiversity at local, national, or international levels.
This award highlights the crucial role of businesses in biodiversity conservation, celebrating those who are leading the way in sustainable environmental practices.
Governance Best Practice Award
The Governance Best Practice Award celebrates organisations that set the standard in ethical management and operational transparency. This accolade is for those who excel in implementing governance frameworks that ensure accountability, integrity, and compliance within their business structures.
The award aims to highlight the critical role of governance in building trust and sustainability in business, recognising organisations that not only adhere to but also elevate governance standards.
Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Initiative
The Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Initiative Award celebrates organisations that excel in fostering an inclusive culture and promoting diversity and equality in the workplace. This award recognises companies that have implemented effective strategies to ensure a diverse workforce, providing equal opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees.
This award underscores the importance of diversity, equality, and inclusion in creating a dynamic and respectful workplace.
Employee Well-Being Award
The Employee Well-Being Award honours organisations that prioritise and excel in fostering employee well-being. This award recognises companies that create supportive, healthy work environments and implement programmes promoting physical, mental, and emotional health among their workforce.
This award celebrates the commitment of organisations to their employees’ well-being, recognising their role in creating a positive and healthy workplace culture.
Energy Efficiency Initiative Award
The Energy Efficiency Initiative Award is granted to companies demonstrating significant dedication to implementing energy-efficient strategies. This award spotlights organisations that actively reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint, setting an example of environmental stewardship in business operations.
This award celebrates organisations that are leading the way in energy efficiency, highlighting their role in promoting environmental sustainability.
ESG Company Award (Enterprise)
The ESG Company Award (Enterprise) honours large enterprises (250+ Employees) for exceptional implementation of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies. This award recognises enterprise-level companies that have demonstrated effective actions and measurable results in ESG, positively impacting stakeholders across various levels.
This award is designed to acknowledge large enterprises that set benchmarks in ESG practices, leading the way in sustainable and ethical business operations.
ESG Company Award (SME)
The ESG Company Award (SMEs) is dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises (<250 Employees) that excel in implementing Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies. This award celebrates SMEs, including micro-companies and start-ups, that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices, showing significant advancements in ESG integration within their operations. Judging Criteria:
This award aims to highlight and encourage the vital role of SMEs in driving sustainable and ethical business practices in the ESG domain.
ESG Consultancy Award
The ESG Consultancy Award honour outstanding advisory firms that excel in guiding companies towards effective Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. This accolade recognises consultancies that have demonstrated innovation, effective strategy implementation, and impactful contributions to their clients’ ESG agendas.
This category aims to spotlight and celebrate the pivotal role of consultancy firms in shaping robust ESG frameworks. This category underscores the importance of innovative, effective, and impactful ESG strategies in guiding businesses towards sustainable and ethical practices.
ESG Finance Award
The ESG Finance Award recognises financial institutions that are at the forefront of incorporating climate change and social equity into their financial practices. This award is given to those who demonstrate a commitment to revolutionising finance in ways that make the financial world more accessible and sustainable for future generations.
The ESG Finance Award underscores the importance of integrating ESG considerations in finance, applauding those who lead by example in sustainable financial practices.
ESG Innovation Award
The ESG Innovation Award recognises ground-breaking projects or initiatives that have significantly advanced Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. This award celebrates those who have introduced novel, effective solutions that have positively impacted the ESG landscape.
This award is designed to acknowledge and encourage innovative contributions to the ESG field, highlighting projects that not only demonstrate creativity but also have a substantial and sustainable impact.
ESG Investment Award
The ESG Investment Award is designed to honour financial institutions, fund managers, and pension providers who excel in sustainable investment practices. This award recognises those who have successfully integrated ESG principles into their investment portfolios, demonstrating both innovation and a strong commitment to ethical investing.
This award emphasises the importance of ESG factors in investment decisions, celebrating entities that lead the way in responsible and sustainable investing.
ESG Team Award
The ESG Team Award recognises outstanding collaborative teams that have achieved extraordinary results in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) projects or initiatives. This award is open to teams within organisations, cross-organisational collaborations, community groups, or other collectives prioritising ESG considerations. It honours teams that demonstrate exceptional teamwork, innovation, and a comprehensive understanding of ESG principles, significantly contributing to sustainability in their workplace and communities.
This award celebrates teams that are leading the way in implementing and advancing ESG practices, highlighting the power of collective efforts in driving sustainable change.
Future ESG Leader Award
The Future ESG Leader Award is dedicated to recognising a standout professional within an organisation who is actively shaping the future of ESG. This award honours an up-and-coming individual demonstrating exceptional potential and achievements in ESG leadership. It celebrates those who exhibit innovative thinking, effective execution of impactful ESG initiatives, and the ability to motivate and influence others towards sustainability and responsibility.
This award seeks to spotlight and nurture young talents who are actively contributing to significant ESG progress at an early stage in their careers.
Green Logistics Excellence Award
The Green Logistics Excellence Award celebrates organisations that have implemented environmentally friendly and sustainable logistics practices. This award recognises the significant efforts in reducing carbon footprints, optimising resource use, and innovating in eco-efficient transportation and supply chain management.
The Green Logistics Excellence Award highlights the crucial role of sustainable logistics in promoting environmental responsibility and acknowledges those who are pioneering in this field.
Net Zero Carbon Award
The Net Zero Carbon Award recognises organisations that have set and are actively pursuing realistic and impactful targets to achieve net zero carbon emissions. This accolade is given to those who not only establish ambitious goals but also implement innovative strategies and engage partners in their journey towards sustainability.
The Net Zero Carbon Award aims to highlight and encourage meaningful actions towards a sustainable, carbon-neutral future, honouring those who lead by example in this critical global effort.
Social Impact Award
The Social Impact Award recognises organisations that have made significant contributions to addressing social issues and promoting positive change in society. This award honours those who actively engage in initiatives that create substantial and lasting impacts on communities, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility and ethical practices.
This award is a testament to the power of business in driving social change, applauding those who set exemplary standards in community engagement and social impact.
Sustainable Procurement Award
The Sustainable Procurement Award honours organisations that excel in implementing eco-friendly and ethical procurement practices. This award recognises the commitment to sustainability in the sourcing and purchasing processes, emphasising responsible supply chain management and the promotion of green procurement standards.
This award showcases the importance of sustainable procurement in achieving broader ESG goals, applauding organisations that lead the way in responsible sourcing.
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ESG Leader Award
The ESG Leader Award will recognise an individual who has set an exceptional example encompassing achievements in the fullest aspect of Environmental, Social and Governance and left a lasting legacy in the area.