Best ESG Initiative in Payments

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Target Audience: 

Banks, Fintechs, PMs, Telcos, Retailers, Issuers and Financial Service organisations.  

Detailed Definition 

The Best ESG Initiative in Payments category is open to organisations that have successfully embedded ESG into their strategy and are making a substantial positive impact on the environment, social justice and corporate governance. 

The award is given to a project that can demonstrate a clear and effective ESG strategy. Judges will be looking for a clear explanation of the strategy, how it is being lived out, its near and long-term objectives and ultimately how this is aligned to the UK (and Global) net-zero ambition, how this is being measured and implemented and up to date results against objectives. 

Judges will be looking for how the ESG strategy is aligning to UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as how the ESG strategy is aligning to stakeholders close to the organisation or in the organisation’s immediate community. 

The entry should focus on a case study as part of the ESG strategy and its results achieved with the aid a specific technology/service so it is use case driven submission.  

Initiatives must be live and out of test phase at the time of submission. 

The initiative may be running in any country/countries. 

Please provide the following information: 

Nominee & nominator 

  • Name of nominating organisation 
  • Solution/Initiative name (entry title) 
  • Name(s) of nominated organisation(s) 
  • The nature of the business relationship between you as nominator and the nominee company 

Solution description

The judges will assess your entry against the following five criteria. You are free to describe the programme and support your case with supporting material as you think appropriate however please note that we strongly suggest NOT to submit generic promotional material and sales brochures. Please limit your submission to no more than 1,500 words. The criteria are:  

  1. The initiative must be reflective of your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy – strategic intent 
  2. How the initiative aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  3. The initiative demonstrate evidenced impact metrics of the E, S or G in Environmental, Social and Governance where applicable
  4. The initiative is truly innovative and has performed well and the submission is supported with quantitative evidence of success from a reliable source.
  5. The initiative stands out from its competition or through its innovation.

Evidence of success/metrics

Please provide as much information as you can and quote the source of that information. Such information might include the following; however, this is not an exhaustive list and in each case the judges will be looking for evidence that support your claims as to the key benefits of the programme: 

  • How the initiative embedded in the strategy 
  • Measurements, how is it being measured? 
  • Impacts, please demonstrate the impact, number of users, recipients, experiences, data etc. 
  • Feedback from users