Finance for the Future Awards 2016 now open!

13 April, 2016

Several new categories have been added to this year’s Finance for the Future Awards, including ‘Communicating Integrated Thinking’. The award is intended to reward organizations that demonstrate clearly how their use of integrated thinking has contributed to a sustainable business model and delivers long-term value.

The 2016 awards are now open to entries, as Deloitte partner with original founders of the award, The Prince’s Accounting For Sustainability Project and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to highlight good business practices internationally. The deadline for entry is the 31 May 2016 and organizations are asked to consider whether their finance functions should be entered for these awards, which are open to all organizations globally.

One of the awards, ‘Investing and Financing’, is for organizations in the capital markets, such as investment firms, asset management firms, banks, insurance companies or stock exchanges, which have driven investment in sustainable outcomes that have delivered long-term value across capital markets. Other awards cover large businesses, small and medium sized enterprises, the public and third sector, innovative new ideas and finance leader of the future.

The aim is to highlight international best practice and to show how the role of the finance function and financing has been the key in building a sustainable organization delivering long-term financial performance. The awards are there to encourage ideas, organizations, teams and individuals which have been transformational in:

  • bringing people together across an organization
  • developing new products or services which link sustainability with financial return
  • applying sustainability issues to business decisions like capital investment appraisal
  • communicating the value of a strategic and integrated response to capital markets effectively.

An archive of case studies, interviews and videos about past winners is available on the Finance for the Future Awards website, demonstrating the scale of past achievements and setting the benchmark for other organizations to learn from.