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Shortlist announcement: Thursday 1st September 2022

GP Awards

Best sector specialist ESG
This award recognises a sector focused private equity firm that has achieved strong ESG outcomes across their organisation. Judges will look at how ESG is integrated within your firm’s investment strategy, how ESG data is collected, analysed and reported, as well as how your ESG policies stand out from your peers.
Environmental and Sustainability Award - Deal of the Year
This award recognises how a firm has made a significant impact on a portfolio company’s environmental efforts and improvements. Judges will focus on the entire lifecycle of the deal, and how the firm integrated environmental and sustainable improvements throughout.
ESG - Large Cap
This award recognises a firm’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how ESG is integrated within your firm’s investment strategy, how ESG data is collected, analysed and reported, as well as how your ESG policies stand out from your peers.
ESG - Mid-Cap
This award recognises a firm’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how ESG is integrated within your firm’s investment strategy, how ESG data is collected, analysed and reported, as well as how your ESG policies stand out from your peers.
ESG - Small Cap
(EV on entry less than €25m)

This award recognises a firm’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how ESG is integrated within your firm’s investment strategy, how ESG data is collected, analysed and reported, as well as how your ESG policies stand out from your peers.
ESG turnaround in PC - Deal of the Year
This award recognises a firm that has dramatically changed a portfolio company’s ESG outcomes. Judges will focus on the entire lifecycle of the deal, and how the firm integrated ESG improvements throughout.
Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame recognises the contribution of an ESG leader within private equity. This includes their ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, successful buy-in of ESG within their firm and the implementation of strategies within their portfolio companies.
Impact Investor
This award recognises impact investors and their commitment to supporting businesses that are really making a difference. Judges will be looking at overall performance of the firm, including exit returns and portfolio growth.
Impact Investment Fund
This award recognises impact funds that are providing access to impact strategies, (the fund needs to be at least 50% realised). Judges will look at the fund’s overall performance, standout deals and its ability to deliver both financial and impact returns for its investors.
Social - Deal of the Year
This award recognises how a firm has made a significant impact on a portfolio company’s social efforts and improvements. Judges will focus on the entire lifecycle of the deal, and how the firm integrated social improvements throughout.

LP Awards

LP - Co-investor
This award recognises a co-investor’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how you influenced and supported the sponsor throughout the entire deal process.
LP - Institutional Investor and Asset Managers
This award recognises an institutional investor’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how the investor supports ESG efforts and best practices across their private equity managers, and how your policies stand out from your peers.
LP - Fund of Funds
This award recognises a fund of fund’’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how the investor supports ESG efforts and best practices across their private equity managers, and how your policies stand out from your peers.

Venture Capital Awards

ESG - Venture Capital
This award recognises a firm’s commitment to best practice in environmental, social and corporate governance. Judges will look at how ESG is integrated within your firm’s investment strategy, how ESG data is collected, analysed and reported, as well as how your ESG policies stand out from your peers.

Advisory Awards

ESG Compliance
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in ESG compliance. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Consultancy
This award recognises the success of ESG advisory professionals in supporting the private equity community. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Corporate Finance
This award recognises the overall achievement of corporate financiers advising on UK deals in the calendar year of 2021. The award will be given to the firm that can demonstrate how it has provided strategic and technical support on ESG that has helped clients to win auctions in a competitive market and add genuine value on exit. Growth of market share, deals advised on and overall evolution of team and strategy will also be taken into account.
ESG Data Provider
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in providing ESG data services. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Due Diligence
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in ESG due diligence. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Lawyer
This award recognises the success of ESG legal professionals in advising the private equity community. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Tech
This award is designed to reward firms displaying excellence in ESG technology. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Lender - Bank
This award recognises the success that banks have had integrating ESG into their products and working with the private equity community. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.
ESG Lender - Fund
This award recognises the success that fund lenders have had integrating ESG into their products and working with the private equity community. The judges will be looking at a mixture of demonstrable customer and revenue growth, as well as detailed overviews of how new initiatives, products or services have aided the business and helped their clients in the calendar year of 2021.