Many of the world’s most pressing problems stem from environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. Political rhetoric aside, it’s increasingly evident how the policies, decisions and actions of large organizations impact the lives of people everywhere.
“We help companies devise and implement ESG solutions that align business requirements, culture, capabilities and competitive realities with the interests and concerns of all stakeholders.”
Over the past decade, climate change has sparked great policy changes in the public sector and significant business shifts in the private sector. Not incidentally, social and governance issues have taken on a heightened urgency as the pandemic, #MeToo, #BLM and other movements have heightened awareness that prevailing systems have led to disproportionately negative impacts on minority, indigenous and disadvantaged populations.
Expectations are rising for organizations to take action and speak out on many matters not directly related to their core businesses. Employees want ESG woven into the fabric of their organizations. The investment community is making similar demands, fueled by the rise of impact investing. And activists and community leaders continue to exert pressure on businesses as they pursue their own agendas.
Organizations seeking to create a sustainable competitive advantage must treat ESG not as reputation-burnishing, but as central to their strategy. We help companies devise and implement ESG solutions that align business requirements, culture, capabilities and competitive realities with the interests and concerns of all stakeholders.