“‘Comply’ is not a vision.”
We enhance value creation and sustainability focus throughout your business – from the C-suite and boardroom to specialised business units.
Accelerating Innovation For Sustainability
In many businesses innovation for sustainability is not speedy enough to meet their long-term pledges. Businesses have made strategic commitments and have publicly announced these, but internally the progress towards reaching these objectives is lagging.
We help our clients to drive sustainability innovation internally in a way that it is focussed on implementation and delivery, allowing them to demonstrate tangible achievements while also moving towards meeting the pledges they have made and announced.
Our approach relies on the existing potential of our clients, is simple to implement, compatible with various reporting standards and is focussed on delivering environmental and societal value in addition to financial value.
Incorporating Sustainability Into Organisational Culture
It is not unusual for businesses to have their sustainability efforts exclusively driven by sustainability professionals and dedicated units. Yet, it often leaves sustainability efforts siloed and separate from their core processes, which doesn’t enable them to compete with businesses who have embedded sustainability into their entire business.
We help our clients create a sustainability culture where people throughout the company seek ways of supporting the overall business in delivering societal and environmental value beyond wealth. It is a potent way of enhancing classic sustainability efforts.
Our approach assists our clients to build sustainability cultures that increase employee engagement and commitment and help the businesses win in the talent war of sustainability professionals while creating environmental and societal value in addition to financial wealth.
Engaging With The Supply Chain
In today’s world it is almost expected of businesses to engage with their supply chain to both protect their own brand and to urge the companies that they rely on to become more sustainable. Having a coherent and easy to communicate approach simplifies these efforts. It is helpful for a business to have simple concepts that are applicable across industries to be able to communicate the principles that drive sustainability in their business that the partners would need to be able to support in order to work together. Especially as different businesses who collaborate can use various sustainability principles.
We help our clients engage with their external collaborators in a way that speeds up moving towards sustainability goals and enables establishing our clients as sustainability leaders in the wider ecosystem of their industry and the institutions they interact with as well as helps them to maintain that role.
Our approach is applicable across organisations with various reporting standards. This helps our clients use the same approach they use internally to engage with their partners.
Corporate Purpose Development
Many businesses feel the need to create a corporate purpose or sustainability mission statement. Yet, without sufficient consideration they are setting themselves up for criticism and accusations of purpose washing and many other risks.
We help our clients to navigate the development of purpose statements. What sets us apart is our approach that helps our clients also mitigate the inherent risks that stem from creating a corporate purpose.
Furthermore, our approach enables us to assist our clients look beyond purpose and sustainability statements and take an approach that also moves them away from the risks that their operations create.
Disclosure & Promotion Of Sustainability Achievements
Businesses are overwhelmed with ESG reporting and being rated by numerous rating agencies with all of them using their own distinct methodologies. At the same time, companies feel pressure to make pledges that they often do not know how to achieve. Furthermore, businesses see the opportunity of using sustainability arguments in their PR, and marketing. Yet, often these do not reflect their operations and sets them up for scandals. It is a risk that even the biggest brands face. There is a famous example of sustainability claims of a very known consumer goods brand being inaccurate 98% of time.
We help our clients to review their sustainability performance disclosure from pledges to marketing and reporting.
We are unique as we go beyond standardised reporting and help our clients convey sustainability messages that truly matter to set them apart in the eyes of their shareholders, investors, partners, wider industry, peers, and the general public and governmental organisations.