Now in their 17th year, these awards are intended to recognise fund providers, research & ratings teams, wealth managers, fund selectors, service providers, consultancies and individuals who have a key part to play in the evolution of sustainable investing.
Groups and individuals were only considered if they submitted an entry for these awards. The entries were judged by a panel of sustainable investment experts from across the industry who helped decide the shortlists and selected the final winners. You can meet the panel here.
For the fund categories, the judges considered factors including: strength of the sustainable team; meeting the fund’s sustainable objectives; excellence in sustainable investing within the investment process; performance record; strong engagement record; effective client communication; wider fund impact; and key developments on the strategy in the past year.
For the other categories, entrants had to provide examples of innovation, original thinking, inspiring leadership or wider industry impact in this area, especially over the past year.
This year we were pleased to announce a number of new categories including Best Sustainable Investment Consultancy, Best Sustainable Investment Engagement Initiative and the Excellence in ESG Integration in Investment Management category.
We also had new categories for Newcomer Funds, open to sustainable funds with between a one-year and three-year track record as at 31 January 2023, as well as categories for new launches over the past year.
Investment Week also presented a number of company awards on the night. This year’s Sustainable Investment Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM under £50bn) was awarded to CCLA Investment Management. The judges praised the group as a clear leader, pushing the industry on more emerging topics such as mental health, living wages and modern day slavery.
Robeco took home the accolade of Sustainable Investment Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM £50bn or above). The judges said the group continues to innovate across asset classes, produce unique products, and runs an excellent engagement programme.
Meanwhile, the award for Best Sustainable Investment ETF Provider of the Year was given to Global X ETFs. The judges said this group is a dedicated specialist focused on sustainable thematics, which is expanding reach, accessibility and educational support for this part of sustainable investing.
Our categories for individuals included a new award for Best Sustainable Investment Wealth Manager/Fund Selector. This year’s winner was Paris Jordan from Waverton Investment Management. The judges said Paris is not only an internal champion of sustainable investing but she has also worked hard to educate investors and showed her commitment to having an impact at industry level.
Meanwhile, this year’s Rising Star Sustainable Investment Champion of the Year was Jess Henry from Man Group. The judges said Jess has been incredibly active during her very short time in the industry. She is clearly leading on internal biodiversity efforts, as well as across the wider sector with her work on the Investment Association, UK SIF and diversity initiatives.
Finally, our Outstanding Contribution to the Sustainable Investment Industry award was presented to Dr James Corah of CCLA Investment Management. Our judges said he is leading collaborative action across the industry and is having a real impact in areas others have not explored.
Sustainable Investment Industry categories
Best Sustainable Investment Thought Leadership Paper
Winner: Lombard Odier Investment Managers, Investing in the currency of decarbonisation
Highly commended: EdenTree Investment Management, Investing Responsibly in Care
Best Sustainable Investment Research Team
Winner: Planet Tracker
Best Sustainable Investment Research & Ratings Provider
Winner: Clarity AI
Best Sustainable Investment Education Initiative
Winner: Anti-Slavery Digital Learning for the Financial Services Industry, Themis supported by AllianceBernstein, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Unseen and RedCompass Labs RedFlag Accelerator
Best Sustainable Investment Wealth Manager/ DFM Group
Winner: Rathbone Greenbank Investments
Highly commended: Tribe Impact Capital
Best Sustainable Investment Technology and Support Services Provider
Winner: London Stock Exchange
Best Sustainable Investment Consultancy
Winner: Chronos Sustainability
Best Sustainable Investment Engagement Initiative
Winner: CCLA Investment Management – Corporate Mental Health Benchmarks: UK and Global
Excellence in ESG Integration in Investment Management
Highly commended: Royal London Asset Management (RLAM)
Sustainable Investment Fund categories
Best Sustainable Global Equity Fund
Winner: Mirova Global Sustainable Equity fund
Best Sustainable UK Equity Fund
Winner: Montanaro UK Income fund
Best Sustainable European Fund
Winner: Carmignac Portfolio Grande Europe fund
Best Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund
Winner: Storebrand Emerging Markets Plus fund
Best Sustainable Specialist Fund
Winner: Guinness Sustainable Energy fund
Best Sustainable Bond Fund
Winner: Federated Hermes SDG High Yield Credit fund
Highly commended: Wellington Global Impact Bond fund
Best Impact Fund
Winner: M&G Positive Impact fund
Highly commended: Octopus Renewables Infrastructure trust
Best Sustainable Multi-Asset Fund
Winner: Snowball Impact Investments fund
Best Environmental/Climate Change Fund
Winner: Pictet-Global Environmental Opportunities fund
Best Sustainable Investment ETF
Winner: Ossiam ESG Low Carbon Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector ETF
Best Sustainable Alternative Assets Fund
Winner: JLEN Environmental Assets Group
Highly commended: Trium ESG Emissions Improvers fund
Sustainable Investment Newcomer categories
Best Newcomer Sustainable ETF
Winner: Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF
Best Newcomer Sustainable Fund
Winner: Vontobel Fund II – Global Impact Equity fund
Highly commended: The Schroder BSC Social Impact trust
Highly commended: TT Environmental Solutions fund
Sustainable Investment Fund Launch categories
Best Sustainable Fund Launch
Winner: Nordea 1 – Global Climate Engagement fund
Best Sustainable ETF Launch
Winner: VanEck Circular Economy UCITS ETF
Sustainable Investment group awards
Sustainable Investment Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM under £50bn)
Winner: CCLA Investment Management
Sustainable Investment Fund Management Group of the Year (AUM £50bn or above)
Best Sustainable Investment ETF Provider of the Year
Winner: Global X ETFs
Sustainable Investment individual awards
Rising Star Sustainable Investment Champion of the Year
Winner: Jess Henry, Man Group
Best Sustainable Investment Fund Selector/Wealth Manager
Winner: Paris Jordan, Waverton Investment Management
Outstanding Contribution to the Sustainable Investment Industry
Winner: Dr James Corah, CCLA Investment Management
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