Finalists Announced for Business & Finance ESG Awards

ESG Awards | Fri 10 Jun | Author – Business & Finance

The inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Awards, in association with Business & Finance, 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.

The inaugural Business & Finance ESG Awards will take place on June 30th in the Round Room at The Mansion House.

There are a number of categories and businesses nominated for each award. They are as follows:

ESG Company Award (Enterprise), sponsored by Microsoft
AIB Group plc
Dole plc
SSE Airtricity
Wisetek
Ryanair

ESG Company Award (SME)
Foxford
Irish Residential Properties REIT Plc
Repak
SIRO
Speed Fibre Group
Mobility Mojo

ESG Company Award (Startup)
Coopman Search & Selection
Ethico
Sustainable PR
Sustainability Works

Sustainable Supply Chain Award
Bus Éireann
Dairygold Co-operative Society Ltd
Wisetek 

Biodiversity Initiative Award
Carbery
Hanley Energy
Host in Ireland
Intel
Nature Partners (The Nature Trust)
Keelings 

Net Zero Carbon Award, sponsored by SSE Airtricity
Aviva
ABP Food
Arthur Cox
Fujitsu
Schneider Electric

Energy Efficiency Initiative Award
Dairygold Co-operative Society Ltd
Dole plc
E.Flahavan & Sons Ltd
Schneider Electric

Circular Economy Award
BiaSol
VivaGreen Group
Portwest
Refurbed
Spotlight Oral Care
Wisetek

ESG Finance Award
AIB Group plc
Initiative Ireland
Sustainability Works
Vivid Edge

ESG Investment Award
AIB Group plc
Aviva
Ethico
Mercer
VentureWave Capital Limited

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Initiative
Cpl Group
Mobility Mojo
SIRO
William Fry
Woodie’s
Version 1

Social Responsibility Project, sponsored by AWS
Allergy Standards
Arthur Cox
Dalata Hotel Group Plc
Marino Software
Fujitsu
TELUS International Ireland

Employee Experience Award
Bord na Móna
GIY Ireland
Woodie’s
SIRO
Version 1

Good Governance Award, sponsored by Irish Residential Properties REIT Plc
AIB Group plc
Ballyhoura Development CLG
Dole plc
Mobility Mojo
Future Planet
Speed Fibre Group

The judges for the awards include Anne Heraty of CPL, Tomás Sercovich of Business in the Community Ireland, Kathy Ryan Irish Life Investment, Margot Slattery ISS, Faye Walsh Droillard Wake up Capital, Andreas Hoepner, Garrett Farrelly Chair of Matheson’s ESG Advisory Group and Jackie King of IBEC.

EVENT SPONSORS

Irish Residential Properties REIT Plc
SSE Airtricity
Amazon Web Services
Amundi
Microsoft
Ibec
IDA
Unicef