Board Member of Leading Institution in Responsible Investment
The category Board Member of Leading Institution in Responsible Investment is reserved for those professionals who, according to the perception of diverse interest groups, demonstrate leadership in the integration of the principles of responsible investment to the businesses that they direct and control.
IN THE SELECTION OF PROFESSIONALS WHO DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENCE IN THIS CATEGORY, THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE CONSIDERED:
Deep understanding of the impact of responsible investment in business strategy
The selected professional in this category should be an Institution´s Board Member that integrates the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) domains into the organization’s business decisions, actively identifying and communicating responsible investment opportunities to senior management and the market, and considers the social interest of the institution in decision-making processes.
Credibility for their role in favor of responsible investments
The selected professional in this category should be an Institution Board Member with impeccable credibility for his/her role in favor of responsible investment. As the driver of the future of the organization, he/she must be recognized by its peers, and by the stakeholders with whom he/she relates, for a genuine vocation for responsible investment, and for setting high standards in this field in the market.
Consideration of stakeholders in responsible investment
The selected professional in this category should be an Institution´s Board Member that establishes relationships of excellence with his/her stakeholders, unafraid to face the challenges of starting businesses and promoting investments that involve major institutional efforts for the inclusion of criteria in favor of environment safeguarding, or the consideration of social and economic conditions in the organizations that are subject to their investments. The Board Member must be recognized in the market for his/her leadership and vision of the impact of responsible investment in the industry.
Skills for team building with a focus on responsible investment
The selected professional in this category must be an Institution´s Board Member that is considered by other directors (board members) and by the members of the senior management, as a true leader oriented to the responsible investment of the organization and its businesses. He/she must demonstrate negotiating capacity and sound arguments to direct the integration of responsible investment programs into the processes of the organization, as well as outstanding communication skills to convey to the capital market the benefits of integrating responsible investment into business strategy.