What are the Sustainable Finance Awards?
The Sustainable Finance Awards were launched in 2022 to showcase and reward our Member firms from within the financial services sector that are making a valuable contribution to supporting the shifting of capital towards sustainable outcomes/impact. We are continuing with the three categories from last year: Leadership in Sustainable Finance (sector specific), Innovation in Sustainable Finance, and Outstanding Individual Contribution.
We are also introducing three new categories for 2023: Sustainable at Heart, Future Individual Influencer and Local Presence, Global Reach.
What Are the Award Categories?
There are six main categories in the awards (the first category is broken down by sector):
This award recognises the leading Member firms within the following (one Leadership in Sustainable Finance award will be given per sector):
- Corporate Services
- Investment Management
- Private Wealth
- Professional Services
This is a single, non-sector specific award for the Member firm that best exemplifies innovation in sustainable finance. The award will be specifically linked to an example of innovation provided by the Member firm in its submission.
This is a single award that is designed to recognise a Jersey-based key individual within a Member firm who has made an outstanding contribution to furthering Jersey’s pathway to being a sustainable international finance centre.
This award is designed to recognise the firm that considers sustainability and the environment at heart of what they do.
This is a single, non-sector specific award that will celebrate a Jersey-based individual within a member firm for driving forward the sustainable finance agenda within their organisation, outside of leadership level.
This award is designed to recognise the activities of such a firm, whereby they have a presence in Jersey, and the local firm has made a positive contribution to global sustainable finance activities, that may have been conducted outside of Jersey.
Sustainable Finance Awards 2023
Sustainable Finance Awards Ceremony
Who can submit a nomination?
Nominations are open to our Jersey based Member firms and their employees only. If you are a Jersey Finance Member firm, you can nominate via the nomination entry form in each category.
Member firms can nominate themselves and their employees. It is also possible to nominate any other Jersey Finance Member firm. If nominating another Member firm, you should provide responses and details in relation to that firm.
We understand that firms often have a cross-border presence; where an entry relates to sustainable finance business undertaken in several jurisdictions, the information on the nomination form should focus on Jersey-specific aspects wherever possible.
How are the Awards judged?
Judging is by an independent panel of experts, nominated by Jersey Finance Limited. Details of the panel can be found above and further terms and conditions regarding the judging process can be found here.
Is there a word limit on nominations and do I have to pay to nominate?
Yes, a word limit is specified for relevant sections of the different nomination forms, and it is free for all Jersey Finance Members to nominate.
Which category should I enter my nomination for?
For guidance on the individual categories, please see the FAQs relevant to each nomination form. Member firms can be nominated for more than one category. The judging panel reserves the right to give an award for a different category to the one specified on the nomination form. For further queries, please contact us.
Can I submit nominations for more than one category?
Member Firms can submit multiple nominations across all of the categories (and sub-categories). Keep an eye on our Industry Insight newsletter by creating a website account
When will I find out if I have won and will you announce if firms have been shortlisted?
There is no shortlisting process for any of the awards, and the judging process will only select the winning Member firm. Winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony, taking place in Jersey on 18 October 2023.
Do I need to pay for a table or ticket at the Awards Ceremony?
The Awards Ceremony will be an informal event in theatre style and will begin with a networking drinks reception. There will be limited seats available and these will be allocated to member firms that have submitted a nomination or been nominated. There is no charge for attendance. The Events Team will send out email communications regarding attendance at the event in early September.
Sustainable Finance Awards 2022 Video Highlights
Andrew W. Mitchell Founder and CEO at Equilibrium Futures
Andrew W. Mitchell is an international thought leader on sustainable finance and natural capital. Through his consultancy, Equilibrium Futures, he provides strategic advice to the finance sector on environmental risks and opportunities. He is Senior Adviser to Oxford think tank, Global Canopy, which he founded in 2001, and is now a leading provider of data on supply chain risk and deforestation. As Founder and Senior Adviser to the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, he has helped to design screening tools for central banks, investors and insurers and is Senior Adviser to several impact investment funds. Andrew helped to create the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosure (TNFD) and is currently the Vice Chair of the TNFD Stewardship Council.
Amy Blackwell Founder, Amy Blackwell
Amy is a philanthropy, impact and multi-generational wealth expert and is the founder of Amy Blackwell Advisory. She works with families to design philanthropic strategies and incorporate impact investing in their portfolios. She specialises in helping families work across generations to define the purpose of their wealth and align that to their values to build a legacy to be proud of. She advises impact aligned businesses with their strategies so that their purpose is well integrated and articulated. She worked for a number of years with Merrill Lynch Private Executive Services and has been engaged with impact and purpose strategies since the early 1990’s. Amy sits on the Advisory Board of Open Briefing and is a member of the Development Board for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is a member of the Civic Ecosystem Initiative. She is an impact advisor to Drashta Impact and 1FS.
Simon Boas Executive Director, Jersey Overseas Aid
Simon Boas is the Executive Director of Jersey Overseas Aid, Jersey’s government-funded international aid and development agency. Simon has spent most of his career designing, implementing and measuring the impact of aid projects in developing countries. He has managed UN and NGO offices and programmes in the Middle East and South Asia, and has worked for the Palestinian, British and Jersey governments. His experience runs from long-term development policy-making to humanitarian programming and immediate post-disaster relief.
About Securities Services at BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas’s Securities Services business is a leading global custodian providing multi-asset post-trade and asset servicing solutions to buy-side and sell-side market participants, corporates and issuers. With a global reach covering 90+ markets, its custody network is one of the most extensive in the industry, enabling clients to maximise their investment opportunities worldwide.
Securities Services at BNP Paribas acts as a sustainable trusted partner and enabler in its clients’ value chain. Securities Services accompanies them on their sustainability journey over the long term, giving them confidence they are working alongside a partner committed to embedding sustainability into the DNA of its business.
Securities Services brings this to life through its daily activities, centred around four key pillars:
- Clients: a trusted partner supporting sustainable and responsible finance
- Our people: a responsible place to work for its staff
- Communities: a leading contributor to society
- Governance: a strong ESG integrator along the value chain
KPMG in the Crown Dependencies offers audit, tax and advisory services to clients in the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Our commitment to our local communities is at the heart of who we are and in everything we work to achieve. We believe that sustainable growth is the only way to build a successful, resilient business and have a lasting impact on our environment and society. That’s why we’ve launched a multi-year investment programme to drive world-class expertise and solutions to support our clients manage the risks and opportunities of ESG. We are proud this year to be celebrating our combined history of 227 years of association with our Crown Dependency islands.
At PwC, our commitment is to do the right thing in our own business and extend our impact as a catalyst for positive change in the world. This means addressing corporate responsibility at the heart of our business, from the quality of our services and the diversity of our team to our community involvement and environmental footprint.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We are a community of problem solvers, leveraging human ingenuity, experience, and technological innovation to deliver sustained outcomes and build trust. Here in Jersey, the ESG agenda is deeply ingrained in our culture and values. We are passionate about shaping Jersey’s sustainable economy, fully understanding the responsibility that Jersey’s financial services industry bears as a conduit for global investment.