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Sustainability leaders recognised at Finance for the Future Awards

Author: ICAEW

Published: 05 Oct 2022

Organisations that have promoted sustainability through finance and leadership initiatives were recognised at the tenth Finance for the Future Awards held last night (Tuesday 4 October 2022).

The awards, which are run in partnership between ICAEW, Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) and Deloitte, were presented at a ceremony in London with an online option for international delegates.

The Finance for the Future Awards recognise businesses, organisations and people that have demonstrated leadership to encourage sustainable practices. Established in 2012, the awards’ goal is to inspire, inform, and influence people in the finance sector to embed sustainability in business decision-making.

The winners in each category were:

  • Embedding an integrated approach (non-listed companies): Forico
  • Embedding an integrated approach (listed companies): MPIC
  • Communicating integrated thinking: NatWest
  • Moving financial markets (large organisations): Aviva Investors
  • Moving financial markets (small and medium sized funds, projects and initiatives): First Nations Financing Authority
  • Driving change in the finance community: Make My Money Matter

Underscoring the importance of finance in combating climate change, and the scale of the challenge faced in responding, the judges presented additional Climate Leadership Awards to:

  • Forico
  • NatWest
  • Make My Money Matter
  • SSE
  • Ceres
  • Global Alliance for Banking on Values
  • DP DHL
  • Moodys

Jessica Fries, A4S Executive Chairman, said:

“Each year at the Finance for the Future Awards, the stories of innovation and impact truly impress the judging panel. This year is no exception. As we mark the 10th anniversary of the awards, it's incredible to have a line up of finalists that show the tangible actions organizations are taking to tackle the social and environmental crises we face. Together, they highlight the role finance leaders play in shaping sustainable, successful business models. Finance professionals from around the world must take inspiration from the progress on display.”

ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izza said:

“Chartered Accountants and finance professionals have a vital role to play in enabling and driving forward the transition to a net-zero, fair and nature positive world economy, and this was our proposition more than 10 years ago when the Finance for the Future Awards were first established. It has been an inspiration to see the awards evolve and to witness the quality and ambition of our finalists today, and I congratulate all the winners.”


Veronica Poole, Vice Chair, Deloitte UK said:

“The past year has seen a devastating string of extreme weather events, showing clearly that we are already living in a climate crisis. So, if we are to turn back the tide of climate devastation and unlock a resilient, sustainable, clean energy economy to preserve our planet, we need to act now. Today we celebrate organisations that are showing climate leadership, innovation, commitment and progress. They provide an inspiration and a learning opportunity for us all.”