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The Award Categories & Criteria

The Global Sustainability & ESG Awards categories are open to submissions from every type of business and offer a range of team and individual awards ready to recognise and reward the champions of Sustainability.


Sustainability Strategy Award


Honouring exceptional companies that drive sustainable practices, and guide organisations towards a more sustainable future.

- Summarise how the company demonstrated exceptional sustainability leadership?

- How has the nominee displayed a strategic, innovative approach to sustainability challenges?

- Provide evidence of the organisation’s successful sustainability implementation?

- How do you feel the nominee’s strategy will have a lasting impact?

ESG Programme Award


Celebrates the remarkable organisations that incorporate ESG into their corporate values and actions.

- How has the company successfully adopted ESG principles in its corporate strategy?

- What innovation has the company undergone to establish a more sustainable industry?

- What evidence showcases the success of the nominee’s ESG strategy?

- What is the long-term vision for the nominee’s ESG commitment?

Sustainable Finance Award


Recognising the companies encouraging sustainable finance, integrating ESG, and reshaping the future of investments.

- How has the nominee implemented ESG principles into its own operations?

- How has the company influenced corporate sustainability through finance?

- What new models or methodologies has the nominee pioneered to encourage sustainable investing?

- What effects will the company’s actions have on the industry in the future?


Sustainability Strategy Award


Honouring exceptional companies that drive sustainable practices, and guide organisations towards a more sustainable future.

- Summarise how the company demonstrated exceptional sustainability leadership?

- How has the nominee displayed a strategic, innovative approach to sustainability challenges?

- Provide evidence of the organisation’s successful sustainability implementation?

- How do you feel the nominee’s strategy will have a lasting impact?


ESG Program Award


Celebrates the remarkable organisations that incorporate ESG into their corporate values and actions.

- How has the company successfully adopted ESG principles in its corporate strategy?

- What innovation has the company undergone to establish a more sustainable industry?

- What evidence showcases the success of the nominee’s ESG strategy?

- What is the long-term vision for the nominee’s ESG commitment?


Sustainable Finance Award


Recognising the companies encouraging sustainable finance, integrating ESG, and reshaping the future of investments.

- How has the nominee implemented ESG principles into its own operations?

- How has the company influenced corporate sustainability through finance?

- What new models or methodologies has the nominee pioneered to encourage sustainable investing?

- What effects will the company’s actions have on the industry in the future?


Diversity & Inclusion Award


Recognising companies that champion diversity, fostering equity and inclusivity in the workplace.

- How does the company actively cultivate diversity, equity and inclusion within its workforce?

- What positive feedback has the organisation from its workforce in response to DE&I?

- How has the company developed as a result of a more diverse workforce?

- How does the company actively promote diversity, equity and inclusion among partners or other organisations?


Net Zero Award


Commending the innovative companies at the forefront of advancing the transition to a net-zero economy.

- How has the company shown commitment to industry emissions reduction?

- What new net zero innovations or initiatives has the company implemented?

- What tangible results has the nominee achieved in Scope 1, 2, and 3?

- How does the company support partner, customer or supplier emissions reduction?


Sustainable Supply Chain Award


Recognising companies that implement sustainability initiatives in their supply chains.

- How has the company integrated ecological, social, and ethical considerations into its supply chain?

- How has the company influenced supplier or customer sustainability in the process?

- What supply chain initiatives were implemented by the company that can be leveraged by other organisations?

- What tangible results has the nominee achieved in terms of environmental and social impacts?


Sustainable Technology Award


Celebrating new technologies that enable more sustainable commerce and development of greener solutions.

- What technology/technologies has the company delivered to generate sustainable impacts?

- What industry applications showcase the success of this technology?

- What measurable impact has the technology demonstrated?

- What are the applications for this technology in the future?


Sustainable Consultancy Award


Honouring consulting firms providing strategic, effective guidance for sustainability.

- How does the consulting firm demonstrate exceptional sustainability expertise?

- What innovative strategies or solutions has the firm developed?

- What impacts have these strategies or solutions had on the industry?

- How has the firm applied sustainability principles to its own business?


Future Leader Award


Applauding young executives demonstrating potential to be the sustainability leaders of the future.

- How has the nominee demonstrated an innovative sustainability approach?

- How has the nominee committed to sustainability in their own organisation or community?

- What sustainability impacts result directly from the nominee’s actions?

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- What makes the nominee a candidate for the future sustainability leader?


Executive of the Year Award


Celebrating the sustainability executives with outstanding commitment and consistency in tackling the sustainability challenge.

- How has the nominee demonstrated an innovative sustainability approach?

- How has the nominee shown commitment to sustainability throughout their career?

- What sustainability impacts result directly from the nominee’s actions?

- How has the nominee influenced corporate, stakeholder, partner or industry sustainability commitments?


Project of the Year Award


Highlighting the most innovative projects resulting from sustainability commitments.

- What are the unique features or the specific approach of the sustainability project?

- What are the measurable impacts of this project on environmental, social and economic sustainability?

- How has the project successfully engaged stakeholders in environmental, social and economic sustainability?

- How has the project inspired the industry to take further sustainability actions?


Lifetime Achievement Award


Honouring sustainability executives who have dedicated their careers to responsible business.

- What notable contributions has the nominee made throughout their career to advance sustainable practices and initiatives?

- How has the nominee demonstrated long-term commitment and leadership in driving sustainable change within their organisation and/or industry?

- What measurable impact has the nominee’s efforts had on promoting sustainability?

- In what ways has the sustainability executive served as a role model and mentor, inspiring others to pursue sustainable practices and create a positive impact in the field?


Social Enterprise Award


Recognising social enterprises for exemplary impact, sustainability, ethics, and stakeholder engagement globally.

- How does the organisation demonstrate a clear social impact within its community?


- What sustainable practices and initiatives has the organisation implemented to promote social good?


- How does the organisation showcase ethical leadership and values in its operations?


- How does the organisation engage with stakeholders to ensure transparency and accountability in social impact efforts?

Social Enterprise Criteria

Registered charity or NGO

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Start-Up Award


Recognising start-ups pioneering sustainability with innovative solutions and commitment to environmental and social impact.

-How does the start-up provide sustainable solutions or services to reduce environmental impact?


- To what extent does the start-up enable other companies to adopt sustainable practices in their operations?


- How does the start-up demonstrate positive environmental and social impact through its services?


- How does the start-up empower and support other companies in achieving long-term sustainability goals through collaboration and innovation?

Start-Up Criteria

- Under 50 employees as of 31st December 2023

- Established in the last three years.

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AI in Sustainability Award


Recognising companies utilising AI to elevate sustainability practices, driving positive environmental impact and efficiency.

- How has the company's AI implementation resulted in tangible reductions in their carbon footprint?


- What specific sustainable practices has the company enhanced or optimised through AI technology?


- How has the company leveraged AI to drive resource efficiency and minimize environmental impact?


- In what ways has the company demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability with AI?


Key Dates for Your Diary

All the dates you need to know for the Global Sustainability & ESG Awards.

Entries Open

February 2024

Entries Close

6th May 2024

Final Judging

June 2024

Shortlist Announced

July 2024

Awards Ceremony

10th Sept 2024


*Sustainability LIVE London 2024 ticket sent separately once available. Does not guarantee entry to the ceremony itself. Ceremony seats have first reserve for finalist and shortlisted entries.

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