The Winners of the ESG Awards 2021

Here are the winners of the ESG Awards 2021!

Congratulations to everyone shortlisted and double congratulations to all of you that won. Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support, including our headline partner Vuelio.

Here is the full ESG Awards show in case you missed the announcements.

Below you can read about all of our winners and get insight into what some of our judges thought of the campaigns.

CAMPAIGN & CASE STUDY CATEGORIES

BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO IMPROVE AND ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

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Winner - Fanclub & musicMagpie - Mount Recyclemore

Judges comment:

"I love the way this campaign focuses not just on engagement and awareness but also in providing a tangible solution with clear evidence of engaging a new audience and customer base to reuse and recycle." Louisa Harris, head of ESG, Brandpie

Silver - Kindred, for WRAP: Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change

Finalists:

Alfred - Oatly Help-Dad

Fanclub & musicMagpie - Mount Recyclemore

Hill+Knowlton Strategies & Smart Energy GB - The Green Aisle

Kindred, for WRAP - Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO CREATE OR IMPROVE ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Winner - Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Arla - Poo Power


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO IMPROVE GENDER EQUALITY

Winner - Third City & Starling Bank: Make Money Equal

Judges comment:

"This is a thoughtful campaign that seeks to challenge the portrayal of women as masters of their destiny when it comes to economic power. The use of academic research made the subsequent campaign even more meaningful. The use of imagery is a clever but powerful way to challenge mindsets." Bieneosa Ebite, head of corporate communications, Centrica

Silver - Lenovo ‘New Realities’ Elevates Young Women’s Voices Around the Globe

Finalists:

Lenovo ‘New Realities’ Elevates Young Women’s Voices Around the Globe

The First Gender-Balanced Chess Tour | Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour | by the Play Magnus Group

Third City & Starling Bank: Make Money Equal

Third City & Credit Karma - The Gender Credit Gap


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO IMPROVE CONSERVATION, RESTORATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Winner - Natural Capital Laboratory: AECOM, in partnership with The Lifescape Project, University of Cumbria and Emilia & Roger Leese



BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO CREATE OR IMPROVE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CITIES AND/OR COMMUNITIES

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Winner - Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Arla: Poo Power

Judges comment:

"This is an excellent example of using creativity to grab consumers' attention and shine a light on future solutions to challenging issues . A great use of channels and company assets, and great to see humour being used to brighten difficult times." Caroline Winters, senior advisor, bcw

Finalists:

Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Arla - Poo Power

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BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Winner - Third City & Bupa - Teen Minds: Living Through Pandemic

Judges comment:

"As a collaborative project both BUPA and Third City demonstrated partnerships such as this have real value on making the most of shared expertise and reach." Clive Booth, founder, The ESG Foundation

Finalists:

International SOS COVID-19 Workforce Resilience Support

International SOS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

International SOS Educating Global Workforces on Health and Wellbeing Risks

Third City & Bupa - Teen Minds: Living Through Pandemic


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO IMPROVE INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Winner - International SOS - AOKPass Digital Health Certificate


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE CLIMATE ACTION

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Winner - Third City & Zurich UK - Youth Against Carbon

Judges comment:

"This authentic campaign provided an excellent forum for young people to discuss climate change and have the ear of government. I like the fact that Zurich has committed to hosting the event again, which is one of the hallmarks of wanting to engage in an issue and recognition of the role it has to play in creating real change." Bieneosa Ebite, head of corporate communications, Centrica

Finalists:

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Third City & Zurich UK - Youth Against Carbon


BRAND ACTIVISM ESG CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Winner - Fanclub & musicMagpie - Mount Recyclemore

Judges comment:

"I love this initiative! Smart, creative, it makes me stop and think about my actions. It motivates, educates and entertains, and is superbly supported by a longer-term musicMagpie commitment to Wasteaid. This is modern leadership." Caroline Winters, senior advisor, bcw

Silver - Schroders - Beyond Profit

Finalists:

Fanclub & musicMagpie - Mount Recyclemore

Schroders - Beyond Profit


BEST ESG CAMPAIGN OR CASE STUDY TO REDUCE INEQUALITY

Winner - Third City & Starling Bank - Make Money Equal


CARBON FOOTPRINT ESG PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

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Winner - Paysafe’s Carbon Reduction Programme

Judges comment:

"A clear and concise entry, which reflects the strategy being taken on carbon reduction. Positive to see plans for an ESG dashboard that will provide an overview of GHG emissions data, current carbon reduction programme and future objectives." Luke Cross, director, Social

Finalists:

Paysafe’s Carbon Reduction Programme

Xero's Road to Carbon Neutral


ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT ESG CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Winner - Mastercard Sustainable Materials Program


ESG RELATED CHARITY PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

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Winner - BCLC - Spread the Local Love

Judges comment:

"Really innovative thinking with a dual benefit. Impressive work across a wide range of stakeholders. The campaign really resonates." John Thompson, head of communications, Actis

Finalists:

BCLC - Spread the Local Love

Natwest Group

Red Consultancy and KP Nuts - Know Thy Nuts This Movember


EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ESG PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

Winner - Paysafe - Annual ESG Campaign Calendar

Judges comment:

"An excellent submission, with a lot of detail provided showing a clear purpose. It was clear from the information provided by Paysafe that the business is truly committed to engaging with employees on ESG matters as well as its broader employee engagement programme. Well done!" Victoria Cross, managing partner, Instinctif Partners

Finalists:

iResearch Employees for COVID-19 Relief

Patron Capital - The Greatness Lectures

Paysafe - Annual ESG Campaign Calendar


GOVERNANCE TRANSFORMATION OF THE YEAR

Winner - Channel Capital Advisors


BOUTIQUE ESG CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

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Winner - Kindred

Judges comment:

"It's clear that Kindred have woven ESG into its business in a strategic and purposeful way. And the results are amazing for the agency, its clients and team. Brilliant achievement!" Chris Blackwood, partner, Third City

Silver - Forster Communications

Finalists:

Alfred

ESG Communications

Forster Communications

Kindred


ESG REPORT OF THE YEAR

Winner - KPMG UK - Our Impact by KPMG UK and Spoke


Judges comment:

"I can just feel the energy of the team coming through the submission. Well presented, with just the right amount of detail to draw me in!" Martin Townsend, global head of sustainability & circular economy, BSI

Finalists:

Hochschild Mining PLC - Committed to a better world - 2020 Sustainability Report

KPMG UK - Our Impact by KPMG UK and Spoke

POSCO - POSCO Corporate Citizenship Report 2020