Climate Disclosure Awards Applications Open


Stockholm (NordSIP) – Applications for the 2019 International Awards on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures are now open according to Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum. The deadline for accepting applications is Wednesday, 31 July 2019.

The awards are organized by the French Environment & Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the French Ministry for the Ecology and Inclusive Transition (CGDD), and is supported by 2° Investing Initiative, EUROSIF and the European Commission’s DG-FISMA.

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By rewarding the best climate reporting practices from international institutions, the awards aim to stimulate innovation and transparency among sustainable investors while showcasing collective efforts and knowledge across different institutions and regions. The ambitious nature of elements of the evaluation criteria will drive best practice as well as capture improvements between editions.

“Having been a global pioneer with the launch in 2015 of the Article 173 of the Law on Energy Transition for Green Growth, France is delighted to reintroduce and organise these awards,” said Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister of Ecology and Inclusive Transition. “It is a fantastic opportunity for French and international organisations to demonstrate their leadership in climate-related reporting.”

Asset managers, asset owners, lenders/private sector banks, development banks and central banks will be eligible for the 2019 awards. An independent jury will award the 2019 prizes. The winners will be announced in the Awards ceremony to be held in Paris on 28 November 2019.

“The 2019 Awards will build on the ongoing work of the European Commission and will seek to recognise a number of recent developments in climate-related reporting, including Article 173 in France, the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, as well as the significant wider European and global national reporting requirements,” said Arnaud Leroy, ADEME’s President.

In order to apply and find out more about the Awards, please consult information on the process by clicking here. Rules, Awards’ Categories and additional details are can be read here.

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