Interviews with finalists and winners from the ESG Investing Awards 2023
Best Specialist ESG Data Provider
60 Decibels is a social impact and customer intelligence company that helps organizations around the world better understand their customers, suppliers, and beneficiaries. Their proprietary Lean Data approach makes it easy to listen to the people who matter most, allowing them to bring customer-centricity, speed and responsiveness to impact measurement.
Best ESG/Climate Reporting Platform
AXA Climate is an AXA Group entity committed to climate and environmental adaptation. To serve this mission, it has four lines of business: Training, Consulting, Insurance, and Financing. AXA Climate is also commercializing Altitude, a screening platform dedicated to private equity and infrastructure investors. Altitude provides actionable recommendations to tackle climate change during the due diligence phase and holding period.
Benchmark Digital Partners
Best ESG/Climate Reporting Platform
Benchmark Digital Partners enables companies to implement robust, cross-functional digital systems for EHS, Sustainability, and ESG Reporting through the Benchmark Gensuite® platform – locally, globally and across diverse operating profiles.
Best ESG Investment Fund: Real Estate
Franklin Templeton is one of the world’s largest independent investment firms, bringing together leading investment brands to provide their clients with deep expertise and specialisation across asset classes, investment styles, and geographies. They are the world’s top cross-border asset manager, managing over $1.4 trillion on behalf of clients in more than 155 countries.
Fulcrum Asset Management
Best ESG Investment Fund: Thematic (Climate Alignment)
Founded in 2004, Fulcrum Asset Management is a highly innovative, independent asset manager offering a broad range of investment capabilities. Headquartered in London, they also have offices in New York and Tokyo, with a growing presence in Europe and Australia. Fulcrum’s people are at the heart of its business, with the partnership representing a team of over 90 people with approximately £5.1bn ($6.2bn) in assets under management. All investment management activities are carried out from their London headquarters.
Nordea Asset Management
Winner, Best ESG Investment Fund: Emering Markets Debt
Winner, Best ESG Investment Fund: Green, Social & Sustainability Bonds
Runner-Up, Best ESG Investment Fund: Thematic
Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region. NAM offers European and global investors’ exposure to a broad set of investment funds. NAM’s commitment to be a Responsible Investment manager is deeply embedded in their Nordic DNA, corporate culture, philosophy and business model.
Pzena Investment Management
Best ESG Research: Investment Manager
Pzena Investment Management LLC is an investment manager based in New York City with a strict focus on long-term classic value investing. The firm was founded in late 1995 and began managing assets on January 1, 1996. Since the firm’s inception, Pzena has built a diverse, global client base of institutional and retail investors. Pzena has offices in New York, London, Dublin, Sydney, and Melbourne.
V-Square Quantitative Management
Winner, Best Specialist ESG ETF Provider
Runner-Up, Most Innovative ESG ETF
V-Square Quantitative Management (V-Square) and V-Shares ETF is a subsidiary of Valor Management L.P., an investment firm that specializes in financial engineering, development and management of quantitative portfolios and processing of sustainability big data.