2022 Winners

Real Deals ESG Awards 2022

Recognising and Celebrating Authentic ESG Change in Private Equity

Awards Ceremony: 30th November 2022, The Landmark London

2022 Winners

Media Partner


The Real Deals ESG Awards have been created to identify and celebrate those who are making positive change through ESG in private equity. The judging process will include outstanding ESG professionals who will ensure that the winners rightly deserve to win their trophies!

The 2022 Real Deal ESG Awards are made of the following categories:

Over the past few years the private equity industry has been under increased pressure from investors to put ESG at the forefront of their work. This has intensified the focus on social and environmental issues and practices within managers and their portfolio companies.

Against this backdrop, private equity firms have been charged with identifying challenges and implementing changes needed to have a robust ESG strategy while continuing to deliver strong returns. These awards are designed to recognise the efforts and success of private equity firms and their advisers as they work towards implementing effective ESG policies and ultimately improving the world we live in.

Gala dinner and ceremony


Sally Uren is a sustainability expert and advocate and Chief Executive at Forum for the Future, an organisation with a mission to help accelerate a shift towards a sustainable future.

She works with leading global organisations, businesses and foundations to address complex challenges and to help bring about transformational systemic change environmentally, socially and economically.


Lucy Siegle is a journalist and broadcaster who specialises in living a green, eco- friendly existence. She is a reporter and presenter for The One Show where she explores the problem of single-use plastic and wider ecological issues.

She regularly contributes to major newspapers including The Times and The Guardian and she previously wrote a weekly column on ethical living for the Observer Magazine.

Approximate timings

18:30 - Drinks reception
19.35 – Welcome speeches featuring Sally Uren
19.45 – Dinner
21.15 – The Real Deals ESG Awards hosted by Lucy Siegle
22.30 – Cash Bar
00.00 – Carriages

Dress Code: Black tie

*Please note the final timings will be confirmed closer to the awards ceremony.

We at Real Deals Media have calculated the carbon footprint of our Real Deals ESG Awards 2022 Ceremony and are pleased to partner with More Trees to plant 300 trees, sequestering an approximate 90 tonnes of future CO2e. If you would like to contribute to this, you can do so via their website - moretrees.eco