Shortlists announced for the RI Awards for Innovation & Industry Leadership

Companies and individuals that have innovated and promoted responsible investment to be recognised at gala dinner of RI Europe conference on June 6.

The shortlists for the RI Awards for Innovation & Industry Leadership 2017 are published today, three weeks in advance of the inaugural RI Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Tuesday 6th June at the RI Europe 2017 conference, the 10-year anniversary of the flagship sustainable finance conference, where the winners and runners up will be announced.
The RI Awards for Innovation & Industry Leadership are designed to motivate and reward organisations and individual practitioners for their contributions to the promotion and development of responsible investment.
They sit alongside the RI Awards for best practice in responsible investment reporting by asset owners and asset managers.
Responsible Investor has ‘crowdsourced’ nominations, shortlists and the eventual winners by inviting submissions from as broad a spectrum of peers as possible and then ranking then via a large, global judging panel of 80+ distinguished experts from multiple disciplines that are industry representative.
The Awards received more than 130 nominations (many initiatives received multiple nominations), which have been condensed into a set of six short lists. RI will publish full entry details for the winners and runners up after the awards.
The judges were asked to review, assess and rank the leading three winning entries in each category, focusing on innovation, leadership, relevance to institutional investment, change-making potential (i.e. collaboration, ability to bring about transformation, longevity), and clarity.
Attendance to the RI Awards is by invitation only and to find out more information about attending: click the link*RI Awards for Innovation & Industry Leadership 2017*


Asset Owners
APG, CalPERS, ERAFP, GPIF, HSBC Pension Scheme, NEST Corporation, New York State Common Retirement Fund, OPTrust, TPT Retirement Scheme, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Investment Managers
Amundi AM, Aviva Investors, AXA IM, Barclays Research, BlueBay Asset Management, de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co. Ltd, Impax Asset Management, Martin Currie Investment Management,
Neuberger Berman, ESG Investing, Northern Trust Asset Management, PGIM Real Estate, Resonance, RobecoSAM, Sarona Asset Management, Schroders Investment Management

Deutsche Börse, DS Smith, London Stock Exchange Group PLC, ProCredit Holding, Tesla Inc., Thrive Renewables, Unilever, Vector New Zealand

Service Providers
2° Investing Initiative (2°ii) – 2°C Portfolio team, BNP Paribas Securities Services, Business Benchmark for Animal Welfare (BBFAW), CDP Investor Research team, ClearlySo, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) Initiative, Follow This, Forum pour l’Investissemment Responsable (FIR), IIGCC, oekom research, PRI Statement on ESG in Credit Ratings, RobecoSAM’s SI Research and Development team, S&P Dow Jones Indices / Trucost, ShareAction, SPOTT (Zoological Society of London), TruValue Labs.

Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT Global), Aiming for A, The Transition Pathway Initiative, Leading institutional investors publically committing to SDGs, Schroders & Rathbone Greenbank

Outstanding Individual Contribution:
Archie Beeching (UN PRI) Matthew Clayton (Thrive Renewables) Hiromichi Mizuno (Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan), Matt Moscardi (MSCI ESG Research), Meryam Omi (Legal & General Investment Management), Helen Wildsmith (CCLA).

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