Ethical investors can win £1000 in a new essay competition launched by Stephen Canning

The ESG Investing Essay Competition announced this week will encourage professional investors to think about the future of ethical, social and governance led investing with a £1000 monthly prize.

Financial advisers, asset allocators, or any individuals passionate about promoting ethical investing can participate in the ESG Investing Essay Competition by drafting an essay of between 800 and 1500 words and submitting it to submit@esginvestingessay.co.uk by midday on the 15th December 2020.

A panel which includes the former Lord Commissioner The Treasury, Brooks Newmark, and Lead Non-exec director at the Foreign Office, Helena Morrissey, will judge the entries and announce a winner after the 15th December 2020 with more judges announced over the coming month.

Stephen Canning, who founded the competition and was the former Vice-Chair of the £6billion Essex Pension Fund, said: “The lack of awareness, forward thinking and promotion of ethical investing is incredibly frustrating. Despite the market for such investments, ESG still remains largely ill defined and misunderstood. Ensuring ethical investing is properly defined will be beneficial to the growth of our returns, and our world.”

Helena Morrissey, British Financier and campaigner, said: “I would like to see more firms embracing sustainable and responsible investing and that is the direction the market is heading, this competition will help push that forward.”

Brooks Newmark, Former Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, said: “The importance of ethical investing to the future of the financial industry, and indeed our world, shouldn’t be underestimated, but too often it’s hard to see the wood from the trees. It’s my hope this competition can bring clarity, and inspire confidence, in the ESG space for investors and allocators alike”

The competition can be found at www.esginvestingessay.co.uk and can be followed on Twitter @ESGInvestors


For more information contact Stephen Canning on 07395 274 348 or stephencanning@protonmail.com

The ESG Investing Essay Competition is supported by Mountbatten Consulting, a public affairs company that helps businesses navigate the political landscape.

The competition will close at midday on 15th December 2020.

The judges of the competition are:

Stephen Canning, Strategic Adviser, Mountbatten

Brooks Newmark, Former Lord Commissioner of the Treasury

Helena Morrissey, Lead NED Foreign Office, Founder 30% Club and Chair of Diversity Project

Nick King, Former Special Advisor to Chancellor Sajid Javid & currently Research

Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies

Matthew Vickers MP, Member of Parliament for Stockton South

Natalie Kenway, Editor, ESG Clarity

Allie Renison, Head of Trade and EU Policy, Institute of Directors

Claire Walsh, Head of Advice Strategy, Schroders Personal Wealth

Chris Worrall, Acquisitions Manager, Guild Living

Carl Bryce of Brookfield Plc to speak at Big Call: ESG Investors Forum

Brookfield Investment Funds Plc is pleased to announce that Carl Bryce, Director of Finance, will attend and speak at the Big Call: ESG Investors Forum on Wed, 25 November 2020 at 1 Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA, United Kingdom.

This event will explore the issues currently facing investors and the factors that will continue to drive the green revolution. This half day event is complimentary and exclusively aimed at:

Pension funds / Endowments
Multi-family offices
Private banks
Insurance companies
Private client wealth managers
Portfolio managers and strategists
Please keep an eye out for our updated agenda.

Inherently alternative investments are generally more complicated than traditional investments, which dictates that the skill set required to manage them correctly is not always found within the arena of traditional investments. On this note, when choosing an alternative investment fund, Brookfield Investment Funds PLC looks to identify those that have shown particular understanding and expertise within the underlying asset arena.

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IT Managers, CIOs and CTOs can now help fight climate change #ESG

SocialBoz.Biz Announces ‘A SocialBox for Every IT Manager’ Campaign
New initiative designed to reduce waste, help the homeless, and help corporations

JUNE 21, 2019 – SocialBox.Biz has announced the launch of their “A SocialBox for Every IT Manager” campaign. Through this new initiative, IT managers are provided with SocialBoxes, which act as donation drop-off points where old tech can be left.

While many companies choose to recycle old and outdated tech, donation is a great way to help the local community and improve ESG profiles. Old laptops can easily be wiped clean of sensitive data either in-house or by SocialBox.Biz on-site. Then, open source software is uploaded by SocialBox.Biz.

The laptops are then donated for the homeless, thereby offering a way for them to connect with career and educational opportunities. For many people, laptops provided by SocialBox.Biz have already helped get them back on their feet.

For corporations, donating locally offers a number of benefits, including higher ESG scores and a lower carbon footprint, all while helping homeless people get back into society and back on their feet. Through “A SocialBox for Every IT Manager”, IT managers have an opportunity to help clients redirect their old tech to an exceptional cause.

IT managers interested in getting a SocialBox can reach out to SocialBox.Biz for more information. Details are available at home2

About SocialBox.Biz
SocialBox.Biz is a community interest company (CIC) improving the local community by providing innovative tech solutions.