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Tell your compelling impact investing story.

Stories are an essential tool for enabling people to connect with ideas. The Impact Narrative Awards is a new initiative to recognise great storytelling that promotes impact investing to financial institutions and governments around the world.

About the Impact Narrative Awards

The GSG, Torino Social Impact and Social Impact Agenda per l’Italia, the Italian National Advisory Board, have joined forces to launch the Impact Narrative Awards, the first ever award dedicated to communication about impact investing.

The Impact Narrative Awards aims to identify best-in-class examples of impact investing stories used to persuade financial institutions and governments to put their full weight behind impact. By honouring excellence in communication, we can strengthen the narratives used to promote impact investing and help our community to speak with one voice. In doing so, we elevate the profile of impact investing and enable it to expand around the world, bringing benefits to people and the planet.

Categories for the Impact Narrative Awards

Best Impact Narrative aimed at Governments

Best Impact Narrative aimed at the Financial Sector

Who is eligible to enter?

The Awards will be open to any organisation involved in impact investing and the wider ecosystem (social entrepreneurs, accelerators/incubators, market builders, etc.) and will cover any kind of content used to tell the story of impact investing, from text and video, to infographics and pictures.

Prize offer

PR firm, Thinkshift, will develop a communications strategy centred on the award-winning content that includes: defining outreach goals, key audiences, story line(s), and appropriate media outlets and other communications channels; developing an outreach strategy; and coaching the winning team on executing the strategy. All work will be completed within two months.

The winners will be announced to 1,500 impact professionals at the GSG Global Impact Summit (October 6-8, 2021) and their message will be distributed through the GSG communication channels.

About Thinkshift

Thinkshift Communications is a mission-first PR firm that builds brand value, fuels growth and advances mission goals for revolutionary sustainable businesses, cleantech companies, social enterprises, and other high-impact organizations.

Its PR and thought leadership programs bring the heart of a brand to life, tell stories that connect with media and markets, and deliver real business benefits. Inspired by the power of business to help solve urgent social and environmental problems, Thinkshift is a Certified B Corp and a California public benefit corporation.

How to enter

Application have now closed. Thank you to all who submitted.

Applications closed on August 23 at 23.59 BST (London time).

Only entries submitted using the online form below will be considered.

To fill the application form you need the link to the narrative content you are submitting and a brief description of it (1500 characters). Once you have this, completing the form will take you approximately 15 minutes.

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