ESG in Payments Initiative of the Year
The last two years have seen Environmental and Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) rocket to the top of the boardroom agenda as businesses look to meet growing consumer and employee pressure for action on climate change, sustainable finance and ethical supply chains - with payments playing an increasingly prominent role. This category recognises businesses who have a clear and well-developed ESG strategy and have successfully embedded payments within the process or payments businesses who can demonstrate how their strategy is making a positive impact in any of the E,S,G pillars, particularly when supported by technology. Judges are looking for evidence of how progress is being made against specific objectives such as net-zero, carbon offsetting, UN Sustainable Development Goals, social purpose and supply chain transparency goals. Entries should include a case study of a live initiative or programme as well as supporting data/evidence of its impact.