Identifying female trailblazers and role models in ESG

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WHAT’S THE VISION?
WHAT’S THE GOAL?

What is ESG in the eyes of the Women of the Future Programme?

ESG is a wide-ranging and fast-moving field, which stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. It provides a framework for assessing how a company is performing against its commitments to shape a better world. This campaign will help to demystify ESG, translate it to a wider audience and celebrate the women who are driving progress. Within each theme, we will focus on the key global issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and that need to be addressed urgently.

Connecting, inspiring, supporting a new generation of talent

The Women of the Future Programme is a movement focused on collaboration and kindness in the workplace, galvanising a community of women to work together as a new generation of talent across multiple sectors and industries. Our portfolio of events and projects enable future leaders to identify opportunities, build career-advancing networks, be inspired and gain cutting-edge insights.

Led by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, we have built a remarkable, informal community of influential women determined not only to build professional and personal relationships with one another, but to be advocates for an exciting new generation of talent.

Connecting, inspiring, supporting a new generation of talent

Nomination process

Submit your nomination
Submit your nomination
We cannot establish a robust list in isolation, from the outside looking in. We invite you to share with us stories of those women who are leading and innovating in their respective sectors. Nominations for the 2024 close on April 17th.
Assessment & shortlisting
Assessment & shortlisting
A panel of judges made up of representatives from different industry sectors and countries will review the entries and agree the final list of 50 stories. The 50 successful candidates will be announced in October.
List announcement
List announcement
In October the 2024 Women of the Future, 50 Rising Stars in ESG will be announced.

Categories

ESG is a wide-ranging field. We will categorise our ‘Stars’ under the broad themes of:
Planet (Environmental)

Planet (Environmental)

  • Climate Change
  • Renewables & Energy Efficiency
  • Biodiversity
  • Green buildings & developments
People (Social)

People (Social)

  • Communities
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Supply chains
  • Packaging, raw materials & waste management
Principles (Governance)

Principles (Governance)

  • Purpose-led culture
  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Cybersecurity
  • Innovation

2023 Judging Panel

A set of thought leaders, global influencers, experts and leaders from across the global ESG community form our judging panel. This group have detailed knowledge of the ESG sector, as well as the ability to identify emerging talent, innovation and individuals who are driving systemic change in their fields.
Karen Doherty
Karen Doherty
Retail Director
Tesco
Natalie Black CBE
Natalie Black CBE
His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific
Lord Darroch
Lord Darroch
Former British Ambassador United States
Miriam González
Miriam González
International Trade Lawyer and Founder & Chair
Inspiring Girls
Dr Mukund Rajan
Dr Mukund Rajan
Chairman
ECube Investment Advisors
Nana Adjoa Hackman
Nana Adjoa Hackman
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Africa Legal Associates (ALA)
Josie Zhang
Josie Zhang
President
Burberry China

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