Finance for the Future Awards — open for entries
17 Mar 2017
The Finance for the Future Awards, founded by ICAEW and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S), were first awarded in 2012 to highlight the essential role that finance plays in integrated thinking and building sustainable business models. One of the awards is for ‘Communicating integrated thinking’.
The award is for organisations that are demonstrating clearly, through communicating to their providers of financial capital, how sustainability, in its broadest sense, is embedded into their overall strategy and decision making process and how this ‘integrated thinking’ is contributing to a sustainable business model which delivers long term value. In this context, integrated thinking is seen as coming before reporting with reporting being the end result from this process and a way to communicate progress to the outside world.
In order to be considered for the award, entrants must submit three years of annual reports and financial statements and at least one specific example of communication to demonstrate:
- How they have communicated to their providers of financial capital that wider factors, such as environmental and social issues, are embedded into their strategy and operations and how they are critical to the long term sustainability of the business, and how this has been done across a range of communications.
- The communication truly reflects the way their organisation is managed and the integrated thinking within it.
- What role the finance function played in the process of embedding and communicating integrated thinking.
- Why they believe that communicating integrated thinking is beneficial to their organisation.
The Finance for Future awards, which are awarded in partnership with Deloitte, are open to all organisations, globally, whether listed, small or public sector.
For further information on the awards and how to enter by 5 May click here.