We work closely with corporations, investors and lenders providing a suite of ESG services that enable sustainable long-term value for stakeholders
Every company is faced with economic, social, environmental and governance issues that are relevant to sustainable business management.
Materiality works as a starting point for the development of the company’s strategy. It helps to shape the relevant issues and define what the company will measure and report against.
Working with our clients and their stakeholders, SESG provide a systematic approach to understanding the material issues that are both relevant and important and that have the greatest potential to impact the value of the company.
Gap Analysis and Strategy Development
Increasingly investors are using ESG criteria to screen potential investments and evaluate risk.
Incorporation of a strong ESG framework helps to:
At SESG we work with companies to understand current state and explore opportunities to improve their ESG performance.
We believe in working smarter not harder. We know that many of our clients may already be practicing positive ESG action. That’s why we will work with you closely to understand the current state of your business to ensure that existing practices that contribute to your ESG foundations can be identified and incorporated into your ESG Strategy
We work closely with our clients to develop robust sustainable strategies that can be integrated into the broader business strategy to drive genuine and credible results
Using our expert understanding of best practice ESG, we will support you in identifying opportunities to improve your ESG performance.
We develop bespoke ESG strategies that reflect your unique business model, strategic priorities, sector nuances and operating jurisdictions.
Our approach to ESG strategy development provides companies with a strategic roadmap to enable genuine credible success.
Education and Capacity Building
Training has a pivotal part to play in successfully integrating robust ESG practice.
At SESG we support our clients to make sense of the evolving landscape of ESG and how it affects their business to ensure long term sustainability.
SESG offer a suite of targeted packages for:
Customised options also available to ensure they meet your unique objectives and needs. Please reach out to discuss how we can help you.
As the world transitions to a low carbon economy, it is important for organisations to be able to understand and quantify the green house gas emissions associated with their operations.
At SESG we support our clients in understanding their emissions profile through identification and measurement.
As our clients seek to build upon their sustainability ambition, SESG work closely with those organisations to develop ambitious, achievable, credible and verifiable emissions reduction targets.
Through the development of bespoke performance reports, SESG are helping their clients meet reporting obligations and meeting stakeholder expectations.
Climate change poses both physical and transitional risk. There are few companies that would not be exposed to the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
There is a growing imperative that investors, and the companies that they invest in are able to understand and report the financial exposure to climate risk across their portfolios.
Understanding these risks and opportunities early enables companies to adapt.
At SESG we work closely with our clients to understand both the physical and transitional risks and opportunities associated with climate change to be able to prioritise and integrate into company strategy.
Reporting and Disclosure
We can help with all aspects of ESG reporting, including alignment with recognised standards.
As experts in leading global reporting frameworks we help our clients to meet their reporting commitments to investors, clients, community and other stakeholders.
We will work closely with you to prepare a bespoke reports that reflect your commitment, ambition and performance.
ESG Risk Assessment
ESG looks beyond the balance sheet to consider a company’s impact on its employees, customers and the communities in which it operates.
In today’s complex and rapidly changing business world, environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks are manifold and increasing.
The ESG risk premium is real and something every board should be aware of.
At SESG we work closely with our clients to help them understand the ESG risks and opportunities for their business to enable the identification mitigation and adoption strategies to address those ESG risks and opportunities.
Corporates are looking for opportunities to increase value and drive impact by accelerating investments in sustainable and social developments.
There are now a range of sustainable financing options for business, including behaviour-based lending, capital allocation to green projects, green bonds, social bonds, green leasing and sustainability linked derivatives.
At SESG our experienced advisors support our clients in navigating their sustainable financing options.
We can assist in the development of sustainable financing frameworks aligned with recognised market guidance on sustainable financing instruments.
We ensure that credible measurable ambitious and achievable key performance areas and targets are developed, creating value for both the financier and the company.
At SESG we are committed to helping our clients to understand their investors ESG priorities to ensure that expectations can be met.
We work with our clients to understand how their existing ESG practices and disclosures compare to their peers and best practice.
We support our clients participation in globally recognised ESG ratings and standards.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”
Every business is unique, and each has the opportunity to contribute towards global efforts to ensure a sustainable and resilient future.
We work with our clients to define those Sustainable Development Goals that closely relate to their business and help prioritise them for meaningful action.
It is as important to understand the external aspects to an organisation as it is to understand what’s happening internally.
Landscape analysis provides our clients with visibility to those externalities to enable informed strategic decision making.
Landscape analysis can be broad or focus on specific sustainability topics depending on the needs of the organisation.
In addition to supporting investors in their investment analysis and decision making, ESG integration is just as much of an imperative for the analysis of material ESG factors in operational business decision making and is a crucial ingredient in delivering a successful ESG Strategy.
We support our clients in meeting their ESG obligations through identifying and developing opportunities for integration of ESG considerations into business-as-usual practice.
Diversity and Inclusion
With diversity of people comes diversity of thought. Building a diverse and inclusive workplace is a crucial part of a company’s overall growth and development.
Through fostering Diversity and Inclusion companies can realise many benefits including:
To successfully embrace diversity in the workplace companies, need to have in place strategies and policies that encourage inclusive behaviour ensuring that all members of the workforce feel psychologically safe and included.
SESG support companies in embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace through a focused culture add approach, defining bespoke initiatives, and providing training and awareness.
Management Systems and Corporate Polices
A management system provides a series of policies procedures and work instructions specifying repeatable steps for an organisation to implement. The management system promotes a continuous cycle of review and improvement
SESG can support clients in improving business performance through the development, implementation, and ongoing review of its management systems.
Corporate polices set the tone for company culture, support compliance with relevant laws and keep the organisation accountable.
Well-developed corporate polices serve as setting a standard defining the guiding principles by which an organisation will function and in turn can improve workforce morale, worker retention and job satisfaction.
In a continually evolving environment it is important that corporate policies remain current and relevant.
In developing corporate policy, it is important to encourage innovation and collaboration and promote efficiency amongst workers.
SESG supports companies in reviewing and developing a range of ESG related corporate policies that promote a stronger corporate culture.
Investor and Ratings Analysis
The process of integrating the financial and the wider environmental and social risks and opportunities into investment strategies can be described as Responsible Investment (RI) or more broadly, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) driven investment.
We help our clients to understand how ESG research and ratings influence the capital markets and how investors typically use the ESG ratings during the investment process.