ESG Initiative of the Year

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  1. Register an account.
  2. Start your entry (save it in-progress).
  3. Submit your entry to be in the running.

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For any questions, please contact Berenice Lamblin

2025 Awards

This award recognises the work of a compliance team leading a successful initiative to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance requirements into their frameworks and programmes. In this emerging field, this category will recognise initiatives that aim to overcome ESG-related challenges or meet ESG-related objectives.

The judging panel will consider how innovative approaches and technologies were used, the extent of internal and external collaboration, and how the initiative served to address common industry challenges related to ESG requirements or expectations. Judges will consider projects that relate to either ESG as a whole or to its individual elements of environmental, social and governance.


  • This category is open to all stakeholders working in the field of compliance.
  • Entries must demonstrate evidence from the last 12-18 months, up to the awards entry deadline.
  • Entries that do not address the entry criteria in detail will not be considered.
  • We welcome entries from teams and individuals working with or for businesses within Europe.


  • Please describe the ambition and goals of the initiative. Which element/s of ESG did you choose to focus on and why?
  • What problem or challenge were you trying to solve, or overcome?
  • Please share any other contextual information that will help judges understand the background to the submission.


  • In an emerging area for compliance, what were your benchmarks for success and how did you plan to measure performance against these?
  • What approaches have you taken to build knowledge and expertise in this area?
  • Please detail who you had to collaborate with internally and externally to ensure success and how this collaboration was orchestrated.
  • Describe any key challenges faced in the project and how these were overcome.


  • Please share any qualitative or quantitative measures that demonstrate the success of the project.
  • What makes this a stand-out project and how did the project surpass expectations? In what ways was this innovative?
  • Detail how your approach provides a best practice example that can be shared across the sector. Can it be scaled up within or outside your organisation?
  • What will be the longer-term impact of the project, are there further steps to build on the initial success?
  • How did the initiative deliver value for the business, or optimise outcomes within resource and budget constraints?


  • Please share up to three testimonials from customers or internal stakeholders that would further validate the success of this project. Please keep testimonials to max 100 words.
  • Please detail any wider outcomes where the project, or principles of the project, have been adopted elsewhere in the business, or in the wider industry.

ESG Initiative of the Year

2025 Awards