We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the 2020 PRI Awards. These projects were selected from almost 120 entries, sent in by PRI signatories headquartered in 25 countries. 

We would like to express our gratitude to the independent judging panel, who kindly gave up their time to review all the entries against category-specific criteria.

ESG incorporation initiative of the year 

Shortlisted projectsSubmitted by
Issuer ESG evaluation framework BlueBay Asset Management 
Mainstreaming ESG integration BNP Paribas Asset Management
FTSE developed TPI climate transition index – Aligning a global equity portfolio with the climate transition FTSE Russell, with support from Church of England Pensions Board & Transition Pathway Initiative 
Mid-market infrastructure investing accelerating integration of green generalist sustainable investing style Intermediate Capital Group, with support from Oceinde Communications
Incorporating the EU taxonomy into investment management SEB Investment Management 

Stewardship project of the year 

Shortlisted projectsSubmitted by
Engaging ICT companies to better protect children from sexual exploitation online Christian Brothers Investment Services, with support from a coalition of investors
Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative Church of England Pensions Board, with support from The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds
Responsible tax engagement Engagement International, with support from Municipality of Aarhus 
AI ethics & data governance EOS at Federated Hermes
Votes against slavery: Engaging with FTSE 350 companies failing to comply with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 Rathbone Brothers, with support from a coalition of investors 

ESG research report of the year 

Shortlisted projectsSubmitted by
The Coller FAIRR Climate Risk Tool FAIRR Initiative
European sustainable funds landscape Morningstar UK Ltd
2020 ESG trends project: What are the big challenges for the new decade? MSCI
Coronavirus ESG monitor and dataset Truvalue Labs
Analysis of the impact of an investment portfolio on society and on SDGs VidaCaixa

Real-world impact initiative of the year 

Shortlisted projectsSubmitted by
AfricaGrow: A fund of funds for financing African SMEs and start-ups Allianz Global Investors 
The AXA Impact Fund: Climate & biodiversity – making a difference AXA Investment Managers
A scalable private market solution for preserving and rehabilitating housing for America’s “missing middle” – Bridge Workforce and Affordable Housing Fund LP Bridge Investment Group 
Green for Growth Fund Finance in Motion 
The journey to net zero M&G Investments 

Emerging markets project of the year 

Shortlisted projectsSubmitted by
Agile & comprehensive ESG management system Abris Capital Partners 
Increasing Crehana’s reach in low-income populations Acumen Latam Capital Partners, LLC, supported by Crehana Education
Corporate governance 2020 annual study – Performance of Latin American companies GovernArt, supported by Vigeo Eiris Chile SpA 
Developing a robust and effective ESG integration program in China Harvest Fund Management 
ESG Research Platform Resultante Consultoria