Impact, Inform, Inspire.

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SIA highlights ESG projects with high impact

Produced by

Sophie FAUJOUR

EVPA

"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."

Philippe CLERC

Finance for tomorrow

"Commit to act, Scale up to grow, Transform it for effective sustainability."

Olivier de GUERRE

Phitrust

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

Marie LUCHET

Principles for Responsible Investment

"Smart allocation of capital has significant potential to help solving the world’s most pressing sustainability issues by creating lasting positive change for organisations and projects. Sharing best practices is key to support the shift of the financial market towards more positive real-world outcomes."

Andrea González GONZÁLEZ

SpainSIF

"It relies on initiatives such as SIA for impact investing to reach its full potential as one of the most effective fast-paced tools to achieve desired sustainable development levels."

Sally KRAMERS

UKSIF

"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."

Nils PEDERSEN

Global Compact France

"The challenges that are piling up should prompt us, without further delay, to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The role of investors is to be part of this framework, and thus to direct their funding massively towards projects creating a positive social or environmental impact."

Jean-Guillaume D'ORNANO

Option Finance

"Les entreprises investissent de plus en plus dans des projets ESG, qui profitent aux communautés locales dans le monde entier. Cependant, beaucoup d'entre elles, par manque de ressources, ont du mal à faire connaître leurs engagements pour attirer d’autres investisseurs et obtenir davantage de soutien. SIA veut mettre en lumière ces projets, qui nous l'espérons, inspireront d'autres à suivre l'exemple avec leurs propres initiatives"

Roland KÖLSCH

FNG Label

"With environmental and social aspects being nowadays a core topic in financial markets a clear shift towards actual impact is evolving as Sustainable Finance 3.0. Highlighting projects that focus on real world-changes is a more than needed opportunity for the investment community desperately striving for generating impact."

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.

Awards


                 Improve your recognition                                        as an impact investor                        and gain traction

Conference


       Attended by European investors,       media and ESG influencers

Communication


Raise your project’s visibility
across Europe

Conference

&

Investors

The conference

Manifesto

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

Resources/Ecosystems

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
EthiFinance

Sample Back Title

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
Sophie FAUJOUR

Lead European corporate initiative & France Iberia
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.

Philippe CLERC

Project Manager – Impact
Finance for Tomorrow

Sample Back Title

Philippe Clerc has joined Finance for Tomorrow since June 2021 to coordinate working groups of the french impact task force. He joined Neoma Business School in 2020 as lecturer in Ethical and Sustainable Finance. He is implied in extra-financial analysis approach to combine it with financial one, to go through outcomes to get final impact : as a financial analyst (EFFAS-SFAF 2002), he is a volunteer member of the extra-financial analysis commission of the SFAF and its working groups on Impact Investing and Governance. Passionate about transition and climate, he is a Shifter volunteer and has been implied in several project mode working groups on decarbonization.
Earlier on, for 17 years, he has held positions as ESG-Proxy voting financial analyst and SRI (&traditional) funds manager in MMA Finance and Covea Finance teams. Prior to this, he held positions as company treasurer and as control manager in industry and financial services.
He graduated MBA from Neoma Business School in 1988 and Institut Léonard de Vinci in 2018 (CSR management MBA).


Nils PEDERSEN

General Delegate
Global Compact France

Sample Back Title

With nearly 15 years of experience in multi-stakeholder societal issues and social innovation, Nils Pedersen joined Global Compact France in April 2021. He has spent part of his career with the EDF Group, where he has supported the initiatives of numerous local actors. Subsequently, within the Foundation France is committed, it has been in charge of project financing operations and institutional relations, in the direction of networks of entrepreneurs with positive impact. He is also involved in the associative network and chairs La Fonda, the think-tank of the associative world.


Roland KÖLSCH

Managing Director
FNG Label

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Roland Kölsch, former traditional and SRI fund manager, is the managing director of the Quality assurance organisation for sustainable investments (QNG), being responsible for the FNG-Label.
He has been working in the field of sustainable investments in Brussels, Germany, Switzerland and Paris for more than 15 years and currently contributes his expertise also to EU working groups on sustainable finance.

Olivier de GUERRE

Chairman and CEO
Phitrust

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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)

Sally KRAMERS

Head of Events
UKSIF

Sample Back Title

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.

Marie LUCHET

Director of Continental Europe
Principles for Responsible Investment

Sample Back Title

Responsible investment pioneer with a 20-year track record in sustainable finance, ESG research and corporate sustainability, Marie Luchet joined the PRI in 2016. Now Director of Continental Europe, she is managing a team of relationship managers supporting European investors in their responsible investment journey, in public and private markets.
Prior to joining the PRI, Marie was Head of responsible investment & ESG integration at the French investment manager Ecofi Investissements. She also worked as ESG sell-side analyst at CM-CIC Market Solutions and as CSR officer and environmental law counsel at PSA Peugeot Citroën.
Marie holds an MSc in Environment from the University of Canterbury, a 1st year Pre-doctoral in Environmental Law from the University of Paris La Sorbonne and a Masters in International and European Law from the University of Bologna, Italy.


Andrea GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ

Deputy Director
SpainSIF

Sample Back Title

Andrea is a Spanish economist specialised in sustainability and corporate social responsibility. She has accumulated relevant experience working at very different kind of entities,
from international organizations to universities, non-profit organizations and companies belonging to the financial sector, many of them related to European Union political affairs;
before she specialized in sustainable finance. At present, she is part of the Spanish Sustainable Investment Forum (Spainsif), where she holds the Deputy Director position.

Jean-Guillaume D'ORNANO

CEO
Option Finance

Sample Back Title

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
2021

Project submission

January / February
2022

Jury deliberation

March / April
2022

Nominees Pitching preparation

May
2022

Conference & Award ceremony

Communication

&

Visibility

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