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Company Awards Shortlist Announced


The shortlist has been announced for IJGlobal's 2023 ESG Awards, following a record number of submissions.


IJGlobal prides itself on the peer review nature of all the awards we host and this year the judging panel was of the highest calibre, giving an international focus to developments from across the international infrastructure and energy markets.


View the full shortlist from the Company Awards below.



IJGlobal prides itself on the independent, peer-review nature of its infra/energy awards – IJGlobal Awards (greenfield and refinancing) and IJInvestor Awards (fund activity and M&A) – and hold an entirely transparent process, identifying the judges and ensuring they are what we believe to be the most celebrated awards to win in these industry sectors.


The global awards will showcase winners for best-in-class ESG credentials for specific projects and general environmental and sustainability policies.  


We are seeking to identify the organisations, transactions and individuals that have truly turned the dial on the environmental, social and governance front. They will reflect market developments in the last financial year – from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.


We have a wide range of categories available for entry recognising the companies, transactions and individuals who are making the greatest ESG impact. The shortlists and winners are published on our website and social media.


View the categories >


Submission evidence

As with all our awards, we have pulled together an international judging committee – all of them established professionals in the infra/energy world – to review submissions. We will identify the judging panel in the coming weeks. Needless to say, judges who have an interest in a transaction or who have a particularly close working relationship with companies that are being judged (or indeed work at the company), will be recused from voting on those submissions to ensure a fair and transparent process. This will be policed by IJGlobal in the run-up to the judging session and on the day when the judging team will ensure an honest and fair process. At IJGlobal, we pride ourselves on hosting what we believe to be the most transparent, peer-review awards in this sector.

Read more on the entry criteria here >Opens in a new window.



Research and submissions open - June 28

Research and submissions close - August 10

Shortlist announcement - September 12

LIVE Awards ceremony - October 19 


We have a wide range of categories available for entry recognising the companies, transactions and individuals who are making the greatest ESG impact. (During the course of the last financial year, end 31 March). We will publish the shortlists and winners on our website and social media.

Company Categories

Individual Categories

Transaction Categories

Company Categories

ESG Infrastructure Asset Manager – Debt


ESG Infrastructure Equity Investor


ESG Corporate Transition – Infrastructure

ESG Corporate Transition – Energy 


ESG Legal Adviser


ESG Legal Adviser – Pro-Bono *New*


ESG Developing Markets Award *New*


ESG Project Sponsor Award *New*


ESG Financial Adviser


ESG Technical Adviser


ESG Public Sector

ESG Development Finance Institution


ESG Technology – Infrastructure


ESG Technology – Energy


IJGlobal ESG Environment Award


IJGlobal ESG Social Award


IJGlobal ESG Governance Award


IJGlobal ESG Excellence Award


ESG Infrastructure Bank Award

ESG Second Opinion Provider Award *New*




Individual Categories

Transaction Categories

Company Categories

Individual Categories

IJGlobal ESG Rising Star

IJGlobal ESG Pioneer *New*

IJGlobal ESG Lifetime Achievement



Transaction Categories

Company Categories

Individual Categories

Transaction Categories

IJGlobal ESG Digital Infrastructure Award


IJGlobal ESG Social Infrastructure Award


IJGlobal ESG Renewable Energy Award


IJGlobal ESG Transport ESG Award


IJGlobal ESG Energy Transition Award




Mark Henderson - Chief Investment Officer, Gridserveisk

Paula-Ann Novotny - Senior Associate, Webber Wentzel

Jemima Atkins - Investment Team Member, Pioneer Point Partners

Gwen Colin - ESG Director, Partner, Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Rachel Fleming - VP Infrastructure Debt, BlackRock

Amy Cleaves - Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Dr. Patricia Rodrigues Jenner - Investment committee member, GLIL Infrastructure

Arash Mojabi - Director and UK sustainable finance lead, ING Bank

Anne Foster - Global Head of Sustainable Investment, Quinbrook

Kailash Vaswani – President of Corporate Finance, ReNew Power

Carlos Barrera – Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Renewable Energy

 Given this previous success and ongoing commitment to ESG, Carlos (Ucho) Barrera makes for a good addition to the judging panel for this year’s awards. He is chief executive of Atlas – a leading renewable energy company with operations in the Americas, one of the largest solar IPPs in the region – which started operations in early 2017 after a successful MBO backed by Actis. Since then, it has grown to nearly 3.5GW of contracted projects, and to an enterprise value exceeding $3 billion. After a successful acquisition in 2022, Atlas is now backed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). 

Ruairi Revell – Head of Sustainability for core Infrastructure, abrdn

Simon Currie - Developer, Energy Estate

Khasan Khasanov - Consultant to the IFC, PPP

Clarissa Drysdale-Anderson - Partner ESG transaction and advisory, ERM


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Join us at the third annual ESG Awards and enjoy an evening of networking and celebration with your industry peers. To find out more information on partnership packages, please contact Doug Roberts on doug.roberts@ijglobal.com or +44 (0)7469 174412