Impact, Inform, Inspire.
SIA highlights ESG projects with high impact

Drive inspiration by example

SIA was created to bring recognitioncommitment 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 conferences


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 each year in different categories covering the United Nations SDGs.

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.

Who is eligible eligible for the SIA awards?

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

September 2022 /
January 2023

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

Partners News

Social Innovation Tournament by the European Investment Bank

Social Innovation Tournament by the European Investment Bank

Let the Social Innovation Tournament journey begin. Applications to the SIT 2022 are open!

Don’t miss your chance to apply with your promising idea or project that is ready to be launched or scaled up.

The 15 finalists will compete for a first prize of €75 000 and a second prize of €30 000 in both the General and Special Categories.

Applications are open from 17 January until 24 February and can cover any of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the Special Category prize will focus on the blue and green economy.

European Social Entrepreneurship Monitor (ESEM) by Euclid Netword

European Social Entrepreneurship Monitor (ESEM) by Euclid Netword

Calling all Impact-Driven & Social Entrepreneurs. Fill in the European Social Enterprise Monitor survey 2021 before 31st January.

The ESEM survey provides a unique opportunity to contribute and influence the next generation of social enterprise strategies, legislation, policies and funding. Ensure your voice is heard and stand up for social enterprises and the UN SDGs nationally and at EU level!

The European Social Enterprise Monitor (ESEM) project initiated by Euclid Network, close to 40 social enterprise alliance members, partners and universities, supported by the European Commission, closes the social enterprise data gap in Europe and informs decision-makers in politics, government, civil society and the economy on the needs and barriers that social enterprises face nationally, and at EU-level.

EBAN Impact Investment Survey 2021

EBAN Impact Investment Survey 2021

We are proud to be driving research surrounding impact investing in startups that are dedicated to a societal or environmental cause. This is why we are supporting the EBAN Impact Investing Survey. That way we empower impact investors by giving them the data and the facts to make informed investments.

That’s where you come in: You can help EBAN gather crucial data on impact investing by becoming part of the EBAN Impact Investing Survey. If you are a business angel making investments that have a positive impact on the society and the environment, EBAN needs your insights! Please note that all replies are confidential and we will only use aggregated results and store the replies following all GDPR requirements.