Worthstone was thrilled to launch the Social Investment Academy Impact Awards – the first awards for the UK retail impact investment community.

Showcased at the 2018 Social Investment Academy back on the 8th November, the Impact Awards celebrated best practice in the retail impact investment sector; championing advisers, advisory firms, fund managers and discretionary fund managers (DFMs) who are leading the market in aligning retail investment strategies to achieve positive social and financial outcomes.

We believe, by celebrating achievements and showcasing best practice, the rest of the sector will be inspired by what can be achieved when impact is embraced within our investment market.

Champions were awarded in the following categories:

Impact Award for Individual Financial Adviser

Darren Thomas from Thomas & Thomas Ethical Investments

Impact Award for Financial Advisory Firm

Ayres Punchard Investment Management

Impact Award for Asset Manager Firm

WHEB Asset Management

Impact Award for Discretionary Fund Manager

EQ Investors

Impact Award for New Product Launch

Hermes (collective) for the Hermes Equal Opportunities Equity Fund

Resonance (direct) for the Resonance West Midlands SITR Fund

Elizabeth Corley, CBE, Vice-Chair, Allianz Global Investors and keynote speaker at the 2017 Social Investment Academy, presented the awards to Impact Champions. When asked to comment on her involvement she said: “I welcome the launch of the Social Investment Academy Impact Awards. This initiative from Worthstone supports the objectives of the Implementation Taskforce to improve the knowledge and confidence of financial advisers and wealth managers in the sector. I hope it will help to both stimulate and celebrate progress in social impact investment.”

For details on the judging panel, please click here.