AUSTRALIAN IMPACT

INVESTMENT AWARDS

The 2021 Australian Impact Investment Awards offers an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase and be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australian impact investing ecosystem.

Buoyed by the stellar success of last year’s Awards and worthy winners, the Summit team are excited to announce and invite you to enter and join us for this year’s Australian Impact Investment Awards. This is a market-leading initiative with the Impact Investing Hub, developed and managed by The Social Impact Hub, our longstanding collaborators. The Australian Impact Investment Awards offers an opportunity for organisations and individuals to showcase and be recognised for their expertise, commitment and outstanding activity in the Australian impact investing ecosystem.

Aim of the Awards: Recognise, affirm and celebrate excellence in impact investment leadership, innovation and achievement by leading Asset Managers, Asset Owners, Market Builders and Entrepreneurs in five categories of impact innovation and endeavour

2021 Award Categories

Impact Enterprise of the Year

This honour is for enterprises with catalytic impact on lives or planet through profit with purpose companies (social enterprises), non-government organisations or non-profit social service providers with earned-income models.

Impact Asset Owner of the Year

This honour is for asset owners directing their capital to impact, including institutional investors, philanthropists, high net­ worth individuals, family offices, corporations, banks, governments, and development ­finance institutions.

Impact Asset Manager of the Year

This honour is for impact fund managers and other banks, deal makers or intermediaries placing or allocating impact capital.

Impact Market Builder of the Year

This honour is for infrastructure, knowledge or field development for policy advocates, professional services provider (such as research, advising, consulting or impact measurement), government agency, media outlet or an individual.

Individual Outstanding Achievement Award

The honour is for an individual that has made an outstanding achievement in the past year to support the growth of the Australian impact investment market. This award recognises an innovation, vision, significant change or development driven by the nominee that could be applied more broadly throughout the impact investing ecosystem.

Awards Rules & Guidelines

The judging panel will work to identify one nomination in each of the above five categories, from Australia, who nominates himself/herself or his/her organisation or is nominated by any member of the public. Across all five categories, the judges will look for catalytic action, courageous first movers, scaling of capital and impact and building critical infrastructure (e.g., new institutions). The judges will be looking for real pioneers who’ve left security of day jobs, taken professional and sometimes personal risks to till the ground and move the impact investment sector forward.

Nominations close at midnight on Wednesday 1 December 2021

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