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December 7, 2022updated 28 Mar 2023 6:05am

Sustainable Impact Banking Awards winners announced!

Capital Monitor is very pleased to announce the winners of our inaugural Sustainable Impact Banking Awards!

By Daniel Flatt

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  • Our awards promote transparency, innovation and real-world impact within banking.
  • We received 75 individual case study submissions…
  • …. And crunched through 10s of thousands of public data points to rank institutions globally.

Capital Monitor is excited to announce the winners of our inaugural Sustainable Impact Banking Awards, celebrating the most sustainable banking institutions and their positive influence on the world.

The Capital Monitor Sustainable Impact Banking Awards are a blend of rankings and case study-based awards highlighting the banking institutions with the biggest impact on sustainability throughout 2021.

Underpinned by rich data, these inaugural awards serve to promote transparency, innovation and real-world positive impact., matching Capital Monitor’s mission to track the impact capital has on our environment and our societies. Our work is underpinned by the highest-quality data and created by the industry’s top capital markets journalists.

To see who has won, please view this video:

Rankings methodology

Arriving at our decision was done through gathering specific ESG and capital markets data.  In total, we received more than 75 individual submissions and crunched through 10s of thousands of public data points, concerning  the world’s biggest 100 banks by assets, to arrive at our decisions.

Using our unique methodology, the data fed into our Headline Awards and Industry Specialist Awards and informed the final rankings for each category within them. There are three key data components: ESG, sustainable policies, and sustainable finance.

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Split evenly between environmental, social and governance, we assessed the internal activities of banks (e.g. Gender pay gap). There are 21 metrics, and points were awarded for reporting of those metrics and hitting internal targets. Additional points were gained where institutions track higher than their peer group.

Sustainable Policies

Targeting fossil fuel exclusion policies and financing/advisory into selected UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we look to establish the clarity of an institution’s exclusion and inclusion policies. Points are awarded where exclusions exist and where capital/advisory services have supported specific SDGs.

Sustainable Finance

Focused on banks’ client-led capital markets activities, we covered the public green and sustainable deals, split between deal type and deal volume. Points were awarded based on the level of activity achieved. Additional points were earned for deals where impact is more easily measured and monitored.

We love innovation

The third component of our awards is the Sustainable Innovation Awards section. We invited all banks across the globe to provide us with examples of deals and transactions that supported your clients in becoming more sustainable.

With specific emphasis on individual deals, these judge-led case studies awards celebrate the best in financial ingenuity, paving new ways to support clients in their bid to support Sustainable Development Goals via capital markets, lending, trade finance, supply chain finance, cash and liquidity management.

We wish to thank all who took part in our awards and congratulate all of those who were recognised for their innovation and commitment to sustainability.

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