Singapore Exchange (SGX) today launched the fourth edition of its annual SGX Orb Awards to recognise excellence in financial journalism and content. Extending the theme of “Connecting Perspectives and Inspiring Conversations,” this year’s special category will spotlight initiatives that support a more sustainable future.

Content producers are invited to share their stories of how companies across Asia are facing both opportunities and challenges as they integrate Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into their businesses. Through written pieces, audio-visual work or even illustrations, they will present ways in which the region is elevating its role in sustainability and sustainable finance.

Launched in 2018, the SGX Orb Awards welcomes published work from the print and broadcast media, online news sites backed by publishing or editorial companies, as well as independent writers such as bloggers and investment websites. Each year, the awards attract submissions from local and international content producers.

Judging will be conducted by a distinguished independent panel. Members of the public can nominate and vote for their preferred entries among shortlisted contenders, and the winners in five categories will be unveiled in October 2021. More information can be found at


Appendix: SGX Orb Awards – Categories

  • Story of the Year

We are seeking a news story, feature or opinion piece that best offers insights into investing in the securities or derivatives markets. Which innovations have driven the development of asset classes or opportunities for retail and institutional investors? How has technology transformed risk management, or reinforced trust and efficiency? The winner of this category will demonstrate the ability to uncover a fresh angle and capture what is important for market participants to know.

  • Sustainability: Advantage Asia

For this year’s special category, we are seeking both original and published work that uncovers the opportunities and challenges facing companies across Asia, as they integrate Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into their businesses. How is the region elevating its role in sustainability and sustainable finance?

  • The Hidden Gem

This award seeks to honour the best feature or analysis of an under-covered stock listed on SGX, either on Mainboard or Catalist. The challenge will be to uncover a fresh angle that investors or analysts may have missed. If you have a knack for turning complex concepts into clear and precise storytelling, we want to hear from you.

  • The Visual Treat

This popular category is for all things creative and experiential – for example, a broadcast segment for TV, a homemade video, podcast or even illustrations that probe deep into the workings of a financial or commodity asset class. The winner will deliver a compelling story while offering viewers an experience to remember.


We aim to enhance financial education, and the award for this category will go to the best digital platform – whether it is an online news aggregator, financial blogger or independent website that most empowers investors to make educated decisions with their money. If your work stands out from the pack for all the right reasons, you can be a winner.

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