Entries now open for inaugural Business and Finance ESG Awards

By Business & Finance
14 March 2022

Entries are now open for the inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Awards in association with Business & Finance. The ESG awards will take place at a Gala Luncheon at The Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin on June 30th, 2022.

While sustainability is the most important and urgent issue of our times, it can mean different things to different companies. ESG provides a specific set of criteria, namely environmental, social, and governance, that companies can measure, benchmark and report against. ESG is vitally important because it now relates to internal practices and policies that lead to effective decision making and, in turn, facilitates sustainable top-line growth into the future.

The growing impetus to ensure ESG standards are met by companies has introduced a whole new range of ideas, solutions and products that are changing the way we do business.

The ESG Awards will celebrate the companies and individuals  who are actively striving to address and progress environmental, social and governance issues. With a variety of categories, the Awards will showcase the successes of ESG initiatives, examples of best practice and highlight the importance of transparency in this area.

The ESG Awards’ esteemed judging panel will adjudicate on all entries across a range of criteria and recognise those setting the standards for ESG Excellence. They will recognise and reward the best in class under 15 categories while also choosing the best overall company and one outstanding individual demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and ESG.

Categories for the event include ESG Company of the Year (Enterprise, SME & Start-up), Sustainable Supply Chain Award, Biodiversity Initiative Award, Net Zero Carbon Award, Energy Efficiency Initiative Award, Circular Economy Award, ESG Finance Award, ESG Investment Award, Climate Finance Initiative Award, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, Social Responsibility Project, Employee Experience Award and the Good Governance Award.

Two special awards will acknowledge the incredible work done by some of Ireland’s finest ESG leaders and advocates. The overall ESG Company Award , and the ESG Leader Award will be granted to sustainability champions to honour their contributions.

The judging panel for the awards features Faye Walsh Droillard, Founder, Wake Up Capital; Kathy Ryan, Head of Responsible Investment, Irish Life Investment, Margot Slattery, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at ISS and Anne Heraty, Non-Executive Director, Cpl.

To align your company with the Business & Finance ESG Awards executive audience we have a limited number of partnership opportunities available. To find out more please contact

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