Ratings & Research

Best Bank for ESG Research

Finalists:

Citi • GIB Asset Management • State Street Global Advisors

Runner-up:

GIB Asset Management

Winner:

Citi

Best Bank for ESG Research

Finalists:

Bank J. Safra Sarasin • Citi • GIB Asset Management • Hybridan

Runner-up:

GIB Asset Management

Winner:

Citi


Best Independent House for ESG Research

Finalists:

Impact-Cubed • QuotedData by Marten & Co • Minerva Analytics • Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research • Sustainalytics • Truvalue Labs

Runner-up:

Minerva Analytics • Sustainalytics

Winner:

Truvalue Labs

Best ESG Research: Bank

Finalists:

Citi • Cowen • Credit Suisse • Scotiabank • Societe Generale

Runner-up:

Credit Suisse

Winner:

Cowen


BEST INDEPENDENT HOUSE FOR ESG RESEARCH

Finalists:

Impact-Cubed • NetworkFinancials • Redburn • RepRisk • Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research • Truvalue Labs • White Stag Investing

Runner-up:

Redburn

Winner:

Truvalue Labs


Best ESG Ratings Provider

Finalists:

Minerva Analytics • MSCI • S&P Global Ratings • Sustainalytics • Vigeo Eiris

Runner-up:

MSCI

Winner:

S&P Global Ratings

Best ESG Research: Investment Manager

Finalists:

Bernstein • Calvert Research and Management • Cambridge University Endowment Fund • Federated Hermes • Glenmede

Runner-up:

Calvert Research and Management

Winner:

Bernstein


Best ESG Ratings Provider

Finalists:

Apex ESG Rating & Advisory • Arabesque S-Ray • S&P Global Ratings • Sensefolio • Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research • Sustainalytics • V.E

Runner-up:

S&P Global Ratings

Winner:

Sustainalytics

Best ESG Research: Vendor

Finalists:

FactSet • Fitch Ratings • ISS ESG • Morningstar • Sustainalytics

Runner-up:

FactSet

Winner:

ISS ESG

Best Specialist ESG Research

Finalists:

Aegon Asset Management • Causality Link • Invesco • Investec Bank • McKinley Capital Management • Preqin • Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) • The Shareholder Commons

Runner-up:

Invesco

Winner:

Investec Bank

Best ESG Ratings Provider

Finalists:

CredQuant • ESG Risk Assessments & Insights • ISS ESG • Moody’s ESG Solutions • MSCI • Sustainalytics • The Investing and Saving Alliance (TISA)

Runner-up:

MSCI

Winner:

Sustainalytics

Products

Best ESG ETF Provider

Finalists:

Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta • DWS Xtrackers • IndexIQ by Candriam

Runner-up:

Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta

Winner:

IndexIQ by Candriam

Best Bank for Sustainable Finance

Finalists:

Banco Davivienda • Bank J. Safra Sarasin • EFG Hermes • Morgan Stanley • Quintet Private Bank • Societe Generale

Runner-up:

Societe Generale

Winner:

Morgan Stanley


Best ESG Index Provider

Finalists:

FTSE Russell • MSCI • S&P Dow Jones Indices • S-Network Global Indexes • Solactive • STOXX

Runner-up:

Solactive (Winner of Best Disrupter within ESG Index Providers)

Winner:

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Best ESG ETF Provider

Finalists:

American Century Investments • Amundi Asset Management • BNP Paribas Asset Management • Invesco • Rize ETF

Runner-up:

Invesco

Winner:

Amundi Asset Management


Best ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

FTSE Russell • MSCI • Refinitiv • Sustainalytics • Truvalue Labs

Runner-up:

Truvalue Labs (Winner of Best Disrupter within ESG Data Providers)

Winner:

MSCI


Best Specialist ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

Green Investment Group / BloombergNEF • GRESB • Minerva Analytics •
Impact-Cubed • Preqin

Runner-up:

Green Investment Group / BloombergNEF

Winner:

GRESB

Best ESG ETF Provider

Finalists:

Amundi • BNP Paribas Asset Management • HANetf • Invesco • Rize ETF

Runner-up:

Amundi

Winner:

BNP Paribas Asset Management


Best ESG Index Provider

Finalists:

Euronext • FTSE Russell • J.P. Morgan • Qontigo/STOXX • S&P Dow Jones Indices • Solactive • Truvalue Labs

Runner-up:

FTSE Russell

Winner:

S&P Dow Jones Indices


Best Specialist ESG Index Provider

Finalists:

Beyond Investing • Foxberry • J.P. Morgan • S&P Dow Jones Indices • Truvalue Labs • UBS Asset Management

Runner-up:

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P PACTTM Indices)

Winner:

Foxberry

Best ESG Index Provider

Finalists:

Euronext • FTSE Russell • Index One • Invesco Indexing • MSCI • Research Affiliates Global Advisors • Solactive

Runner-up:

FTSE Russell

Winner:

MSCI

Best Specialist ESG Index Provider

Finalists:

Foxberry • Index One • Invesco Indexing • ISS ESG • Longspur Radnor Indices • Scientific Beta • University of Cambridge

Runner-up:

Longspur Radnor Indices

Winner:

Scientific Beta


Best ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

ESG Analytics • FTSE Russell & Beyond Ratings • NetworkFinancials • Refinitiv • RepRisk • Sustainalytics

Runner-up:

Sustainalytics

Winner:

RepRisk

Best ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

FactSet • Moody’s ESG Solutions • MSCI • Net Purpose • Preqin • RepRisk • Sentifi

Runner-up:

Net Purpose

Winner:

RepRisk


Best Specialist ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

Apex ESG Rating & Advisory • Impact-Cubed • NetworkFinancials • OpenMetrics Solutions • Preqin • Sensefolio • The Climate Service

Runner-up:

Impact-Cubed

Winner:

The Climate Service

Best Specialist ESG Data Provider

Finalists:

Akadia • Causality Link • Fitch Solutions • Preqin

Runner-up:

Preqin

Winner:

Fitch Solutions

Best ESG Fintech

Finalists:

AVANA Companies • Canvas • Ethic • Investment Metrics • Manaos • Minerva Analytics • Neural Alpha • Seneca ESG • Xpansiv

Runner-up:

AVANA EqualSeat

Winner:

Minerva Analytics


Most Innovative ESG Product

Finalists:

alva • Arabesque S-Ray • Auriel Investors • Context Labs / Spherical Analytics • Eurex Frankfurt • OpenInvest • Raiffeisen Centrobank • Schroders • Urgentem

Runner-up:

Arabesque S-Ray

Winner:

Schroders


Most Innovative ESG Product

Finalists:

Earth Capital • Eurex Exchange • Metzler Asset Management • Nordea Asset Management • Trucost (S&P Global)

Runner-up:

Eurex Exchange

Winner:

Earth Capital

Most Innovative ESG Product

Finalists:

Arabesque • CME Group • HANetf • Moody’s ESG Solutions • MSCI • Neural Alpha • Raiffeisen Centrobank • Responsible Investment Brand Index

Runner-up:

MSCI

Winner:

Neural Alpha

Corporate Strategy

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Finalists:

ACTIAM • ADM Capital Europe • Amundi Asset Management • BNP Paribas Asset Management • FIA Asset Management • WHEB Asset Management

Runner-up:

WHEB Asset Management

Winner:

BNP Paribas Asset Management


Most Innovative ESG Initiative

Finalists:

Affirmative Investment Management • Amundi Asset Management • Fitch Ratings • Man Group • State Street Global Advisors

Runner-up:

Affirmative Investment Management • State Street Global Advisors

Winner:

Amundi Asset Management

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Finalists:

Bank J. Safra Sarasin • Bridge Investment Group • EFG Hermes • Federated Hermes • Norsad Finance • NREP • Scotiabank • Sycomore Asset Management

Runner-up:

EFG Hermes

Winner:

Scotiabank

Best Corporate Sustainability Strategy

Finalists:

Amber Infrastructure • Augmentum Fintech • BMO Global Asset Management • Coller Capital • FIA Asset Management • Neuberger Berman

Runner-up:

Neuberger Berman

Winner:

Amber Infrastructure


Most Innovative ESG Initiative

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein / Columbia University • Augmentum Fintech • Investor Leadership Network • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets • NatWest Bank • Neuberger Berman • Truvalue Labs

Runner-up:

Investor Leadership Network

Winner:

NatWest Bank

Most Innovative ESG Initiative

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein • Arowana • ASR Nederland • CME Group • Majedie Asset Management • Morgan Stanley • Neuberger Berman • Palladium Equity Partners • Scotiabank

Runner-up:

CME Group

Winner:

Morgan Stanley

Investment Funds

Best ESG Investment Fund: Equities

Finalists:

Aegon Asset Management • BMO Global Asset Management • Impax Environmental Markets • Jupiter Asset Management • Los Angeles Capital • Nomura Asset Management • Nordea Asset Management • Robeco

Runner-up:

Impax Environmental Markets

Winner:

BMO Global Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Equities

Finalists:

Artemis Investment Management (Global Select Fund) • BMO Global Asset Management (Responsible Global Equity Fund) • Jupiter Asset Management (Global Sustainable Equities) • Man Group (European Equity Leaders) • Nordea Asset Management (Global Stars Equity Fund) • Portland Hill (ESG European Long/Short & ESG European Long Only) • Storebrand Asset Management (Storebrand Global Solutions)

Runner-up:

Jupiter Asset Management

Winner:

BMO Global Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Global Equities

Finalists:

BankInvest • Berenberg • BMO Global Asset Management • EB-Sustainable Investment Management • Federated Hermes • Fisher Investments Europe • Impax Environmental Markets • Nomura Asset Management UK • Osmosis Investment Management

Runner-up:

BMO Global Asset Management

Winner:

Berenberg


Best ESG Investment Fund: Fixed Income

Finalists:

Breckinridge Capital Advisors • Danske Bank • ESG Portfolio Management • Insight Investment • Morgan Stanley Investment Management • Muzinich & Co. • Rathbone Unit Trust Management

Runner-up:

Breckinridge Capital Advisors

Winner:

ESG Portfolio Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: US Equities

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein • Mesirow Equity Management • Quaero Capital • Trium Capital

Runner-up:

Mesirow Equity Management

Winner:

AllianceBernstein


Best ESG Investment Fund: Specialist Fixed Income

Finalists:

Affirmative Investment Management • AllianceBernstein • Federated Hermes • Invesco • Nordea Asset Management • Permira Debt Managers • Robeco

Runner-up:

Invesco

Winner:

Affirmative Investment Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: European Equities

Finalists:

Amundi • JP Morgan Asset Management • Neuberger Berman • Portland Hill Asset Management • Unigestion • zCapital

Runner-up:

Amundi

Winner:

Neuberger Berman


Best ESG Investment Fund: Multi-Asset

Finalists:

Barclays Private Bank • BMO Global Asset Management • ESG Portfolio Management • FIA Asset Management • IFP Investment Management • M&G Investments • Welton Investment Partners

Runner-up:

M&G Investments

Winner:

ESG Portfolio Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Fixed Income

Finalists:

Affirmative Investment Management • AllianceBernstein • BlueOrchard Finance • Breckinridge Capital Advisors • ESG Portfolio Management • Eurizon Capital • JP Morgan Asset Management

Runner-up:

BlueOrchard Finance

Winner:

Affirmative Investment Management


Best ESG Investment Fund: Emerging Markets Equities

Finalists:

Acadian Asset Management • Alquity Investment Management • American Century Investments • Fisher Investments • Milltrust International • Nordea Asset Management

Runner-up:

American Century Investments

Winner:

Milltrust International

Best ESG Investment Fund: Specialist Fixed Income

Finalists:

Affirmative Investment Management • AlbaCore Capital Group • Amundi • Axiom Alternative Investments • DSC Meridian Capital • Eurizon Capital • Neuberger Berman

Runner-up:

Affirmative Investment Management

Winner:

Amundi


Best ESG Investment Fund: Emerging Markets Debt

Finalists:

Amundi Asset Management • Global Evolution Fondsmæglerselskab • Pictet Asset Management

Winner:

Amundi Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Multi-Asset

Finalists:

BMO Global Asset Management • ESG Portfolio Management • Invesco • JP Morgan Asset Management • Maitri Asset Management • Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust • Unigestion

Runner-up:

BMO Global Asset Management

Winner:

Schroder BSC Social Impact Trust


Best ESG Investment Fund: Impact

Finalists:

Aberdeen Standard Investments • Federated Hermes • Fisher Investments
Montanaro Asset Management • OFI Asset Management • Osmosis Investment Management • Union Bancaire Privée • WHEB Asset Management

Runner-up:

Union Bancaire Privée

Winner:

WHEB Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Emerging Markets Equities

Finalists:

Cartica Management • FAMA Investimentos • Fisher Investments Europe • Franklin Templeton • Goldman Sachs Asset Management International • Heptagon Capital • JP Morgan Asset Management • Matthews Asia

Runner-up:

FAMA Investimentos and Fisher Investments Europe

Winner:

Franklin Templeton


Best ESG Investment Fund: Climate / Green Bonds

Finalists:

Amundi Asset Management • Foresight Group • MGM Mirante Fund Management

Winner:

Amundi Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Emerging Markets Debt

Finalists:

BlueOrchard Finance • DPAM • Eurizon Capital • Matthews Asia

Winner:

BlueOrchard Finance

Best ESG Investment Fund: Impact

Finalists:

CB Fonder • Demeter IM • Earth Capital • EMV Capital • Goldman Sachs Asset Management International • Monarch Private Capital • Montanaro Asset Management • Vital Capital

Runner-up:

Earth Capital

Winner:

Montanaro Asset Management


Best ESG Investment Fund: Energy Transition

Finalists:

BNP Paribas Asset Management • Carbon Cap Management • Ecofin Advisors UK • Quaero Capital • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Runner-up:

Carbon Cap Management

Winner:

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Best ESG Investment Fund: Global Thematic

Finalists:

Bank J. Safra Sarasin • CB Fonder • CPR Asset Management • Eurizon Capital • IFP Investment Management • Jupiter Green Investment Trust • Mirabaud Asset Management • Portland Hill Asset Management • TT International Asset Management

Runner-up:

CPR Asset Management

Winner:

TT International Asset Management


Best ESG Investment Fund: Equity Market Neutral

Finalists:

Osmosis Investment Management • Portland Hill Asset Management • Talomon Capital • Trium Capital

Runner-up:

Portland Hill Asset Management

Winner:

Trium Capital

Best ESG Investment Fund: Thematic (Climate Alignment)

Finalists:

Bank J. Safra Sarasin • Carbon Cap Management • Fulcrum Asset Management • JP Morgan Asset Management

Runner-up:

Carbon Cap Management

Winner:

Bank J. Safra Sarasin


Best ESG Investment Fund: Hedge Fund

Finalists:

AlbaCore Capital Group • Maitri Asset Management • Odey Asset Management • Ownership Capital • Portland Hill Asset Management • Talomon Capital • Waratah Capital Advisors

Runner-up:

Odey Asset Management

Winner:

Waratah Capital Advisors

Best ESG Investment Fund: Thematic (Natural Resources)

Finalists:

Ecofin • Invesco • Kempen Capital Management • Northlander Commodity Advisors • SA Impact Forestry Fund • Tareno • Union Bancaire Privée • Universal Investment

Runner-up:

Kempen Capital Management

Winner:

Union Bancaire Privée


Best ESG Investment Fund: Infrastructure

Finalists:

B Capital Partners • Capital Dynamics • Ecofin Advisors UK • JLEN Environmental Assets • NextEnergy Capital • Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners • RiverRock European Capital Partners

Runner-up:

Ecofin Advisors UK

Winner:

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners

Best ESG Investment Fund: Climate / Green Bonds

Finalists:

BlueOrchard Finance • DPAM • DSC Meridian Capital • Eurizon Capital

Winner:

Eurizon Capital

Best ESG Investment Fund: Social Bonds

Finalists:

Amundi • Ecofin • Eurizon Capital

Winner:

Ecofin

Best ESG Investment Fund: Energy Transition

Finalists:

BNP Paribas Asset Management • Capital Dynamics • Demeter IM • Denham Capital • Invesco Asset Management Deutschland • Prime Capital • Quaero Capital • Tikehau Capital • Victory Hill Capital Advisors

Runner-up:

Demeter IM

Winner:

Denham Capital


Best ESG Investment Fund: Fixed Income

Finalists:

Aegon Asset Management (Sustainable Fixed Income) • Columbia Threadneedle (UK Social Bond Fund) • ESG Portfolio Management (Mayence Fair Value Bond Fund) • Franklin Templeton (Global Bond Fund) • HSBC Global Asset Management (Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund)• State Street Global Advisors (ESG Liquid Reserves Fund)

Runner-up:

Columbia Theadneedle

Winner:

Aegon Asset Management

Best ESG Investment Fund: Infrastructure

Finalists:

Antin Infrastructure Partners • BNP Paribas Asset Management • Capital Dynamics • Ecofin • JLEN Environmental Assets Group • Quaero Capital

Runner-up:

Capital Dynamics

Winner:

BNP Paribas Asset Management


Best ESG Investment Fund: Multi-Asset

Finalists:

Barclays Private Bank (Barclays Sustainable Strategy) • ESG Portfolio Management (SDG Evolution Flexibel) • Heartwood Investment Management (Multi-Asset Sustainable Funds)

Runner-up:

ESG Portfolio Management

Winner:

Barclays Private Bank

Best ESG Investment Fund: Private Equity

Finalists:

Abris Capital Partners • Capital Dynamics • Cibus Funds • Earth Capital • EFG Hermes Private Equity • Inspired Evolution Investment Management • Summa Equity • Tikehau Capital

Runner-up:

Summa Equity

Winner:

Abris Capital Partners


Best ESG Investment Fund: Private Equity

Finalists:

Bridge Investment Group • Capital Dynamics • Earth Capital • ETF Partners
Foresight Group • Neev Fund • Triodos Investment Management

Runner-up:

Foresight Group

Winner:

Bridge Investment Group


Best ESG Investment Fund: Real Estate / Property

Finalists:

Bridge Investment Group • Cheyne Capital • Foresight Group • UBS Asset Management

Runner-up:

Bridge Investment Group

Winner:

Cheyne Capital


Best ESG Investment Fund: Thematic

Finalists:

AllianceBernstein • Bank J. Safra Sarasin • BNP Paribas Asset Management • Fulcrum Asset Management • IFP Investment Management • Portland Hill Asset Management • Rize ETF

Runner-up:

Portland Hill Asset Management

Winner:

Rize ETF


Best ESG Investment Fund: Wealth Manager

Finalists:

Capital Dynamics • Danske Bank • ESG Portfolio Management • Rathbone Unit Trust Management • Tavistock Wealth

Runner-up:

ESG Portfolio Management

Winner:

Rathbone Unit Trust Management


Best ESG Investment Fund: Green Bonds

Finalists:

Affirmative Investment Management (Liquid Impact Fund & Lombard Odier Global Climate Bond Fund) • Amundi Asset Management (Planet Emerging Green One) • AXA Investment Managers (Global Green Bonds)

Runner-up:

AXA Investment Managers

Winner:

Affirmative Investment Management


Investment Fund of the Year

Finalists:

Shortlist will comprise winners from each of the Investment Fund categories

Winner:

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners
Quinbrook Low Carbon Power Fund


Best ESG Investment Fund: Impact

Finalists:

ACTIAM (Global Equity Impact Fund) • Barclays (Multi-Impact Growth Fund) • Impax Environmental Markets • Tortoise Advisors (Global Renewable Infrastructure Fund) • Triodos Investment Management (Global Equities Impact Fund) • WHEB Asset Management (FP WHEB Sustainability Fund)

Runner-up:

ACTIAM

Winner:

Impax Environmental Markets


Best ESG Investment Fund: Private Capital

Finalists:

Cibus Fund (ADM Capital Europe) • JLEN Environmental Assets Group Limited

Winner:

JLEN Environmental Assets Group Limited

Best ESG Investment Fund: Real Estate

Finalists:

Bridge Investment Group • Cheyne Capital • Invesco • PGIM Real Estate • Washington Housing Initiative Impact Pool

Runner-up:

Cheyne Capital

Winner:

Washington Housing Initiative Impact Pool


Investment Fund of the Year

Finalists:

The winners from each Best ESG Investment Fund category

Winner:

Impax Environmental Markets

ESG INVESTMENT FUND OF THE YEAR

Finalists:

Comprises winners from each of the Best ESG Investment Fund categories

Winner:

Amundi
Just Transition for Climate