Impact, Inform, Inspire.

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SIA highlights ESG projects with high impact

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"La crise du Covid-19 est un test pour la RSE des entreprises. Comme bien identifié par SIA, la qualité de l’impact et de l’engagement des initiatives prenant en compte les différentes parties prenantes privé-public et société civile sont des facteurs clés de succès."

Anne-Claire ROUX

Finance for tomorrow

"Finance for Tomorrow est heureuse de prendre part à l’initiative portée par le SIA et partage sa volonté d’encourager et mettre en valeur des projets à impact positif."

Olivier de GUERRE


"La force de l’exemple, levier que nous partageons avec SIA est un formidable moteur d’inspiration et d’adhésion."


Principles for Responsible Investment

"We know that investors are often inspired by their peers when it comes to ESG so by highlighting examples of substantive, investor-lead ESG projects, we can hopefully encourage other investors to implement similar initiatives."

María José GÁLVEZ


"La force de l’exemple, levier que nous partageons avec SIA est un formidable moteur d’inspiration et d’adhésion."



"The most inspirational investor-led ESG projects must be shared and celebrated. These awards will help reveal just how high Europe is raising the bar for the rest of the world."

Drive inspiration by example

SIA was created to bring recognition, commitment and financial support to impact projects,
run by investors in order to encourage new initiatives.


                 Improve your recognition                                        as an impact investor                        and gain traction


       Attended by European investors,       media and ESG influencers


Raise your project’s visibility
across Europe




The conference


We are faced with climate, social and governance emergencies that undermine our balance and security.

Do we have to wait for everyone to make a move, for regulators, governments and major industry players? Or can we engage in concrete projects and build momentum for change?

There are hundreds of impact investing projects that have made and will continue to make a difference. If these impact projects were better communicated, they would certainly inspire more engagement and financial support.

SIA: Impact, Inform, Inspire.

Sustainable Investment in Action is an initiative produced by SKILLS, designed to bring recognition, engagement and financial support to impact projects led by European investors.

SIA highlights concrete impact projects led by European investment leaders through a conference and awards ceremony (SIA awards) with the possibility of a dedicated communication plan offered to selected projects.

The SIA conference and awards ceremony are organized by the Option Finance media group and benefit from the support of influential ESG organizations and numerous European media partners.

The presence of many European investors, media and influencers at the event makes it an exceptional opportunity to promote impact projects to a new audience.

The awards

Awards are judged by an independent and expert jury. They are awarded in 8 different groups of SDGs:

The United Nations SdGs 

Well-being: Health/Education


Basic Needs: Poverty/Utilities

Living conditions: Living standards/Inequalities

Judging process

You will be asked to fill in an application questionnaire on the SIA digital platform. You may submit several projects but will need to complete a separate questionnaire for each one.

The jury

Emmanuel de La Ville

Founder & CEO

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Since 2004, Emmanuel de La Ville has been the founder & CEO of EthiFinance, a non-financial analysis and consulting agency that supports its clients in managing risks and opportunities related to sustainable development.

Emmanuel has spent the last 15 years in :

  • ESG research methodology of European companies
  • ESG Due Diligences of companies owned by private equity firms
  • ESG advice to asset owners based in France, UK and Switzerland

Head of
EVPA corporate & france

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Sophie is leading market building efforts in France and Europe namely with European Corporates to help various practitioners like foundations and impact investing funds scaling their impact. She sits on the Board of non-profit organizations including PHITRUST Incubator.

Prior joining EVPA in 2016, she occupied several senior positions at BNP Paribas: in charge of the Wealth Management strategy for Philanthropy, Impact investing & Social Responsible Investment and as an Investment banker for more than 15 years.

Anne-Claire ROUX

General Manager
Finance for Tomorrow

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Anne-Claire Roux is Managing Director of Finance for Tomorrow, the branch of Paris EUROPLACE dedicated to green and sustainable finance.


General Delegate
Global Compact France

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Within a network of companies committed to CSR, Fella Imalhayene structures the promotion of the Diversity Charter. In 2014, she joined a consulting firm to create a diversity support offer for companies.
In September 2017 she was appointed General Delegate of Global Compact France.

Anne-Catherine HUSSON-TRAORE

General Manager

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Olivier de GUERRE

Chairman and CEO

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Olivier de Guerre created Phitrust in 2003. Together with the Phitrust teams, it develops investment solutions specialising in shareholder engagement and social impact investing in Europe.
Before creating Phitrust, Olivier de Guerre has developed a long experience as an asset manager for families/foundations or institutional investors. Olivier is a board member of :

  • the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Brussels
  • the Finansol Association (France)
  • the Admical Association.(France)


Executive President
Institut de l’Économie Positive

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With a master's degree in international relations, Audrey Tcherkoff began her career at Robert Wan, which she managed from 2012 to 2016 in Dubai.
In 2015, she had a decisive meeting with Jacques Attali, which led her to return to France in 2016 to become Vice President of the Positive Planet Foundation.
In 2018, at the age of 37, she created with Jacques Attali the Institute of Positive Economy, of which she is Executive President.


Principles for Responsible Investment

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Fiona Reynolds is the CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
Appointed in 2013, Fiona has 25 years’ experience in the financial services and pension sector, including seven years as the CEO of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST).
In 2018, Fiona was named by Barron’s magazine as one of the 20 most influential people in sustainability globally.


Director of Administrative Services
Institut de France

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Since March 2018: Director of Administrative Services, Institute of France (470 Academicians, 200+ Sheltered Foundations and 10 Museums)
Previously, Chief of Staff to five French Ministers (including Foreign Affairs and Education), Deputy Director of the Alain Ducasse Group, and Alain Juppe’s Chief of Staff in the 2016 French conservative presidential primary.

María José GÁLVEZ


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Out of more than 18 years of experience in the field of Sustainability, (Corporate Social Responsibility), socially responsible investment, Corporate Reputation and institutional relations, María José has developed her professional experience in the financial sector since 2006. At the moment, she holds the Head of Sustainability position in Bankia and has been elected Vice-president of Spainsif, the Spanish Sustainable Investment Forum.
She is an independent advisor in different organizations and a member of several panels of experts in various Companies listed on the Spanish stock exchange.


Head of Events,

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Sally joined UKSIF as Head of Events in 2021, and is responsible for growing and managing their events across the sustainable finance sphere. She has extensive experience across the financial ecosystem, particularly within alternative investments and insurance. Sally is passionate about climate, diversity and sustainable economics.

Jean-Guillaume D'ORNANO

Option Finance

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A graduate of Harvard Business School, Jean-Guillaume d'Ornano has spent most of his career in the media and press. After more than 10 years spent between the media and investment banking in New York, he managed the Paris Turf and Week End newspapers of the Hersant group and created, when the Dassault group sold its horse-racing press branch, the Turf Editions group, of which he was one of the main shareholders via an LBO.
In 2009, back at the Figaro Group, he took over the management of TV Magazine, which became the most widely distributed TV magazine in Europe.
Between 2009 and 2011, he was a member of the Executive Committee of Le Figaro and took over the general management of Madame Figaro, the Stock Exchange & Heritage division and the general management of the group's industrial activities.
In 2011, he bought the Option Finance group, making it the only press group for professionals in corporate finance, asset management, business law and insurance. Since then, the group has grown and organises around thirty events for these same communities; it is also one of the main web portals for the professional press.

Who is eligible to the SIA Awards & Communication Pack ?

An eligible project must be led and supported by investors. It must have been running
for a minimum of one year and fulfill stringent criteria

Impact: Materials and supporting data proving impact must be provided by the project leader.

Involvement: Effectiveness of engagement with stakeholders and local communities (human impact).

Replicability: The project can be adapted or reproduced by others.

Why should you submit your project ?

The applicant projects will be analyzed by the SIA jury and will benefit from:

Awards participation

Award logo (winners only)

Award ceremony: One seat for the project team at one award ceremony per year

Presentation of all projects on SIA website and social media

June / December

Project submission

January / February

Jury deliberation

March / April

Nominees Pitching preparation


Conference & Award ceremony




Visibility Packs

For project leaders

Video interview of the project leader realized by SIA partners

Webpage, developed by SIA, to present the project impact, teams and ambitions

Presentation leaflet of the project produced by SIA

Press information highlighting the impact of the project, distributed via SIA media partners’ international network

Presentation of the project on SIA media partners’ publications, social media and websites

Sponsors Packs

SIA sponsorship packages will position your brand as an ESG leader willing to favor action and engagement. Sponsors will benefit from speaking opportunities, brand visibility, free passes to the Investors-attended conference, and the possibility to submit some projects carried out by the sponsor teams.

Free passes

Branding visibility

Marketing Opportunities

Speaking opportunities

ESG Partners

Media Partners