IFS Change for Good Sustainability Awards

IFS celebrates customers who make a difference

The awards will recognize sustainability excellence within our customer community, at both a business and individual level, and provide an opportunity to celebrate those:

  • who make a difference
  • who raise the bar
  • who act sustainably
Winners will be invited to dine with Lewis Pugh (UN Patron of the Oceans) and IFS CEO, Darren Roos in Scotland during the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in November 2021.

Entries are open from June 14 to September 10 2021.


Entry is simple and straightforward; you’ll need a short summary of the project and benefits and to answer three category-specific questions. You can also upload any supporting materials you wish. What are you waiting for?

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The Award Categories


Best use of IFS technology in a sustainability initiative
This award is open to any business which is using IFS technology to enable or support a sustainability initiative. The judges will be looking for evidence that the entity is using IFS technology to the greatest extent possible and delivering metrics to help drive their sustainability goals.

Most innovative solution for sustainability
This award recognizes multi-faceted innovation projects—those that achieve multiple goals in areas such as sustainability, social and environmental aspects. All phases of the project should be considered. Extra weight will be given to those demonstrating how environmental, social and financial considerations can be successfully integrated.

Journey of transformation to a sustainable business
This category is for any business that has developed an effective, comprehensive and purpose-driven business plan that is credible, results driven, addresses their core business function and reinforces their commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner.

Social impact
If you are an organisation that demonstrates an all-round commitment to your social impact programs, by supporting and delivering well thought-out and successful workplace schemes, then you are eligible to enter this award.

Individual contribution
This award is open to organisations wishing to enter an individual (or themselves) who have shown outstanding commitment in promoting responsible and ethical practices and driving real change within their chosen field. This can include individuals leading a programme within the organisation, for example, a charity partnership or employee engagement scheme.

The Winners

We want to reward our winners for their commitment to sustainable excellence. The five category winners will be announced on September 30 and be eligible to receive all the prizes listed below:

  1. Invitation to the awards winner’s dinner during the United Nations COP26 conference (accommodation, travel to/from airport/hotel and dinner included)
  2. Case study profile (written/filmed) capturing how your business is changing for good
  3. Earned media awareness celebrating the sustainability impact your business is having
  4. Invitation to become a founding member of the IFS Sustainability Council (inc. access to a Business Value Engineering assessment)
  5. Free licenses to use IFS’s Sustainability Module

The Judges

Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer and the UN Patron of the Oceans. He pioneers swims in the most vulnerable ecosystems on Earth to call for their protection. He was the first person to complete a long-distance swim in every ocean of the world. He was also the first to swim across the North Pole, and the first to swim the full length of the English Channel.
Lewis has been instrumental in protecting over 2 million km2 of vulnerable ocean—an area larger than Western Europe. His dream is to fully protect 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.
He was appointed IFS’ Sustainability Ambassador in April 2021.

Jacqueline de Rojas

Jacqueline is the President of techUK, Co-Chair at the Institute of Coding and the President of the Digital Leaders board. She sits as a Non-Executive Director on the board of UK technology business Rightmove; on the board of Costain plc, which is committed to solving the nation’s infrastructure problems; and also serves on the board of global tech consultancy and skills business FDM Group plc.
She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion which informs where she places her support. Jacqueline was awarded a CBE for Services to International Trade in Technology in the Queen's New Year Honours list 2018.
Jacqueline joined the IFS Board as non-executive director in May 2021.

Michelle Lancaster

Michelle Lancaster is Director of Sustainability at Microsoft, where she leads the company’s sustainability-focused work with external stakeholders, as well as go-to-market strategy with customers and product development. For the past seven years prior, she led Microsoft’s sustainability and corporate responsibility communications and prior to that, led public affairs campaigns for Fortune 500 companies in Washington, D.C.

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Terms and Conditions

Please find a link to the Awards T&Cs here