Entries are now open for The Innovators in ESG & Impact Investing 2021

PEI is looking for examples of fresh thinking in responsible investing for this new initiative that highlights innovative approaches to ESG and impact investing in the private equity industry. 

Please enter your completed online submission here. 
Email innovationawards@peimedia.com for more details.


We are looking for big ideas that make a genuine difference and demonstrate originality within the areas of environmental, social and governance and impact investing. 

• Fund managers, investors, banks and finance firms can submit case studies in up to three categories outlining responsible investing or impact investing initiatives at a fund or a portfolio level.

• Any information/financial data you prefer to be kept confidential should be clearly marked on your submission.

• The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Marks will be given according to the extent to which the entries show fresh thinking and demonstrable impact. Each case study will be scored out of 10 points for:
  • Originality
  • Strategy
  • Ambition
  • Impact

The judges will also be able to award a further score of up to 20 points for how much they think that an initiative will make a difference, giving an overall maximum score of 60.


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1. To submit your entry, please provide the following details:

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2. Category (choose the category which applies most closely – the judging panel reserves the right to consider all entries for all categories)


Note: all of the fields in this section need to be fully completed prior to submission

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3. Company name:

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4. Location of headquarters:

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5. Project overview and objectives

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6. What were the reasons for undertaking the project/investment?

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7. In what ways did the initiative show innovation?


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8. Please explain in more detail how the project demonstrated an innovative approach to either ESG or impact investing, focusing on the strategy behind the initiative and any challenges you overcame. Where possible, please include figures that demonstrate the success of the project. We are especially interested in the likely impact of the project going forward and whether it has wider applications. Try to keep the case studies to 500 words or less.

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