Investors are no longer prepared to invest in unsustainable businesses. What was once a nice to have, has become a necessity with investors pressing businesses to demonstrate financial sustainability but also good Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials.
What is considered good ESG performance is ever-evolving as our understanding of the challenges grows, the severity of the risks increases, and the industry’s response develops.
Moreover, what is expected from your business will differ based on your business type, sector and scale of impact.
These challenges are compounded with the increasing number of ESG issues such as net-carbon targets, TCFD, single-use plastics and modern slavery which businesses are expected to respond to
There is the temptation to pick issues on all fronts, but we risk spreading ourselves too thinly. The key to success is to address the issues that are significant to the business and find the levers within your reach to pull.
An ESG materiality review will allow your business to identify the ESG themes you should be addressing, and the type of levers you can pull that are proportionate to the scale of your business and its impact.
Focusing efforts where it matters the most
An ESG materiality review is an evaluation of the environmental, social and governance issues that are relevant to your business. By identifying the most material issues to your business, you can focus your attention and resources where it matters most, build meaningful ESG credentials, whilst meeting demand from investors and stakeholders.
The ESG materiality review will provide you with the right foundation to build an approach or ensure that your existing approach is:
We will quantify your environmental impacts as well as your governance and social risks, engage with relevant internal and external stakeholders and highlight what your peers and businesses in your sector are focused on.
We will help you prioritise your focus areas and support you in building a credible approach to ESG.
It’s about your journey
Our team will support you on your ESG journey and offer recommendations that are reflective of your business and your level of ambition. We adopt a bespoke approach that allows us to tailor our services to your needs.
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we get it.