Who will be the 2018 global impact investment champions?

The search is on for four global champions lighting the path for the future of impact investment.

The GSG Honors – delivered in partnership with Pioneers Post – are annual awards for gamechangers commited to investment that optimises risk, return and impact to benefit people and the planet.

The awards were created by the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG), which harnesses the energy of governments, agencies and entrepreneurs across the world to "drive forward the growth of the impact investment market to a tipping point by 2020".

Now in their second year, the awards will be presented at the GSG Impact Summit 2018 in New Delhi, India, which takes place on 8-9 October. Winners will be flown to New Delhi to receive the honors from Sir Ronald Cohen, founding chair of the GSG and often referred to as both "the father of British venture capital" and "the father of social impact investment".

Amit Bhatia, the Global Steering Group's CEO, said: "The impact investing movement belongs to the leaders in cities and communities around the globe who have pushed us closer to tipping point. The GSG Honors are our chance to thank you for your vital work and reflect on how the entire movement can learn from your example."

The impact investing movement belongs to the leaders in cities and communities around the globe

The four awards categories are:

Impact asset owner of the year – honor for asset owners directing their capital to impact, including institutional investors, philanthropies, high net-worth individuals, family offices, corporations, banks, governments, and, development-finance institutions.

Impact entrepreneur of the year – honor for leaders with catalytic impact on lives or planet through profit with purpose companies (social enterprises), non-government organizations or non-profit social service providers with earned-income models.

Impact asset manager of the year – honor for Impact fund managers and other banks, dealmakers or intermediaries placing or allocating impact capital.

Impact market builder of the year – honor for infrastructure, knowledge or field development for policy advocates, professional services providers (such as research, advising, consulting or impact measurement), government agency, media outlet or an individual.

To submit a nomination, please click through on the links below. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, 15 August.

Impact asset owner of the year

Impact entrepreneur of the year 

Impact asset manager of the year

Impact market builder of the year 

Once you have submitted it is possible to edit your application.

For further details on the criteria for nominations, see the awards rules and guidelines.

Questions about applying can also be sent by email to the team at Pioneers Post.

Registrations are open for the GSG Impact Summit 2018 in New Delhi, India.