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The Farsight Award

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. 

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 London Sustainability Exchange. 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 2017/18 is now open for entries. 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. Similarly to the past two editions, the judges also 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. The shortlisted reports are announced in January each year, and the winner is announced during the Sustainable City Awards ceremony which this year took place in July.

Farsight Award 2016/17

Five reports were shortlisted out of 30 reports considered. The winner and runner up were announced during the Sustainable City Awards ceremony which took place on the 5th July hosted by the London Sustainability Exchange at Siemens the Crystal, you can read more about the ceremony here (opens in external link).

What our judges said about this report – "The Sustainalytics report addresses a well known theme in a balanced way, pointing at challenges and opportunities, as well as sectors and companies impacted. As the problems are local but the solutions global, the report is very timely in the current geopolitical environment"

What our judges said about this report – "This report was a detailed and accessible analysis of the opportunities for investors in energy storage technology. Examining in detail the performance of the key companies developing the solutions which will unlock the promise of renewable technologies, this report is a must read for anyone with an interest in this field."   "

 Other shortlisted reports:

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In association with the City of London Corporation, Gresham College, the University Superannuation Scheme and Z/Yen Group.