The Farsight Award rewards the best individual piece of analysis done by an investment research institution that integrates traditional financial analysis with longer-term environmental, social & governance issues. The winner receives a trophy, a lecture opportunity at Gresham College and recognition on the London Accord.
First created by Z/Yen in 2006, with support from Gresham College, Universities Superannuation Scheme and the London Accord, this award scheme ran independently until 2008. Since 2009, the Farsight Award is an award category of the Sustainable City Awards organised by the City of London Corporation. The Sustainable City Awards recognise and reward UK organisations, from multinational businesses to small charities, and promote outstanding achievements and innovation across all aspects of sustainability.
The Farsight Award 2013/14 is now closed. Shortlisted entries will be communicated in January and the winner will be announced at the Sustainable City Awards ceremony in March 2014. All reports on finance and environmental, social & governance (ESG) issues that have been released on the London Accord website are automatically considered for the Farsight Award.
In the context of the recently created Long Finance London Accord project "Financing Tomorrow's Cities", the judges would like to encourage research submissions that look at the challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world from a sustainability and financing perspective, including on the engineering, finance and risk management products required to meet the challenge of delivering resilient infrastructure for a planet of 10 billion people.
The judging panel convenes between December and January each year to decide on the shortlisted, winner and highly commended reports based on the criteria of originality, readability & clarity, sophistication & depth as well as financial usefulness.
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