Entries open for 2019 global impact investment champions

Update: The deadline for all awards has been extended to 31 July.

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

The GSG Impact 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 third year, the awards will be presented at the GSG Impact Summit 2019 in Santiago, Chile, which takes place on 18-19 November. Winners will be flown to Santiago to receive the honors from Sir Ronald Cohen, founding Chair of the GSG. GSG will reimburse return travel and accommodation expenses up to an agreed amount for both category winners.

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 Impact 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

Pioneers Post is this year partnering with GSG in two of the awards categories:

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 market builder of the year – honor for a government, policy think-tank or professional services company that pushes thought leadership in the impact sector or catalyses impact investment. The winnner must demonstrate acceptance through a few major clients from among capital providers, entrepreneurs and intermediaries. Exceptional individuals may be considered.

To submit a nomination, please click through on the links below. The deadline for submissions is 31 July.

Impact entrepreneur of the year

Impact market builder of the year 


Please note: Your entry must be submitted online using the links above. 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 2019 in Santiago, Chile.