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Finance for the Future Awards 2019

Making an impact on businesses and society alike

Engrained in all our work is our global commitment to being a responsible business and doing what matters most, for our clients, our people and society. As part of this commitment, we are proud to partner with ICAEW and A4S to deliver the Finance for the Future Awards. These international awards promote, recognise and share best practice on the role of accounting for sustainability.

We believe that finance functions have an enviable perspective, with a holistic view of the business, making them pivotal in embedding long-term sustainability.

As a firm, we seek to drive higher standards of governance and it is through all this and more that we support our clients’ success and foster sustainable economic growth and a more prosperous society.

The 2019 awards

Three awards are open to organisations and their finance functions: innovative project; embedding an integrated approach; and communicating integrated thinking. Two awards are open to investors, financial services and similar organisations: sustainable investing and financing; and building sustainable financial products. One award is open to individuals, groups of individuals and organisations: driving change through education, training and academia.

This year there is an additional Judges Award to be presented, recognising Climate Leadership, with the winner being selected from this year’s finalists across all categories, based on the significance of Climate Leadership to each entry.

The 2019 awards are now closed for entry

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The 2018 award winners

Embedding an integrated approach award

  • Winner: Yorkshire Water (UK)
  • Highly commended: HSBC (UK)

Innovative project award

  • Winner: Chelsea & Westminster Hospital Foundation (UK)

Investing and financing award

  • Winner: Fonkoze Financial Services (Haiti)
  • Highly commended: Econet Life & Steward Bank (Zimbabwe)

Building sustainable financial products award

  • Winner: Grofin (Mauritius)
  • Highly commended: Abundance Investment (UK)

Communicating integrated thinking award

  • Winner: Salesforce (US)
  • Highly commended: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (UK)

Driving change through education, training and academia award

  • Winner: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (UK)
  • Highly commended: Future Fit Foundation (UK)

"Deloitte is proud to be partnering with ICAEW and A4S for the Finance for the Future Awards. The awards recognise that the finance function is pivotal in building a sustainable business model which exploits those resources – financial and non-financial – that translate into value for the investor."

David Cruickshank - Global Chairman, Deloitte

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Amanda Swaffield

Amanda Swaffield


Amanda is a director in Deloitte’s National Accounting and Audit team, where she leads the narrative reporting and provides technical advice on a range of UK GAAP and IFRS matters. She is regularly in... More