"Some see ESG as a luxury, a distraction or a vacuous exercise in PR. In fact, it will shape the course of business over the coming decades. Join the discourse now to shape it, or ignore it and have ESG outcomes imposed upon your company by customers, investors and regulators. What side of history do you want your company’s reputation and performance to be on?"
The global business community is in a crisis that will not be quickly or easily resolved. The challenges and economic shocks that accompany them are complex and intertwined. Like it or not, they will force enterprises to react and find solutions to new and challenging questions.
- How can risks posed by the worst scenarios of climate emergency and ecological collapse be avoided while delivering the social and economic development that communities, in all their diversity, need?
- Can corporate activity become sustainable when based on familiar but increasingly outmoded standards and measures of success?
- How can socially defensible and environmentally sustainable wealth creation be achieved?
- How will modern capitalism respond to remain relevant as landscapes shift under the weight of evolving markets, policies, regulations and risks?
We provide strategy, design and ESG-investment advice to clients globally. We engage with boards and senior executives, investment and asset managers, business associations and NGOs, and regulatory authorities and other stakeholders. We take clients from vision and strategy to execution and operations.
We are committed to working with those who seek to advance ESG, whether in the realm of public policy or in the context of rigorous and competitive investment and commercial realities.
Join us in the following pages, for a sober look at the state of ESG and a few thoughts that, we hope, will provoke steps we can take together to advance Environmental, Social and Governance considerations in the world of business, finance and investment.