Now in their eighth year we have seen a continued improvement of the impressive work submitted in previous years, demonstrating the growing commitment to responsible investment across our industry, both at LP, GP and portfolio-level.
The BVCA Responsible Investment Awards are an opportunity for firms and their portfolio companies to be recognised for strong efforts made to progressing on their ESG journey.
This year there are three award categories:
1. Responsible Investment Award – firms with more than £1bn under management (open to GPs and LPs)
2. Responsible Investment Award – firms with less than £1bn under management (open to GPs and LPs)
3. Responsible Portfolio Company Award (open to any portfolio company backed by a BVCA member)
The judges are looking for submissions that can illustrate how the ESG practices of firms and companies have progressed over time, in addition to examples of best practice.
Please note that the following judging criteria is by no means exhaustive – you do not need to address every aspect and we encourage you to provide evidence on any other aspects that are relevant for your firm.
Responsible Investment AwardsFor GP and LP firms
The judges will be looking for evidence of good practice of an overall ESG framework by the firm, as well as examples to illustrate the firm’s engagement with portfolio companies. The judging panel will consider submissions against the following criteria:
Please provide a one page summary addressing the above criteria accompanied by any relevant documented evidence.
Responsible Portfolio Company AwardFor any portfolio company backed by a BVCA member organisation
This award seeks to recognise portfolio companies that have demonstrated progress in embedding the management of ESG issues in their commercial activity. Any portfolio company with a UK presence that has had equity involvement from a BVCA member at some point during 2017 is eligible for this award. The judges will consider submissions against the following criteria:
All submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners will be selected in early October by an independent judging panel
The 2019 BVCA Responsible Investment Award will be presented at the BVCA Annual Summit on 12 October 2019 in London.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE BVCA
+44 (0)20 7492 0400
Doughty Hanson received a special judges’ commendation for excellence in both their framework and engagement with portfolio companies.