ESG & Sustainability
We help you identify, define, and apply sets of metrics for consideration by stakeholders as a means of evaluating the success of sustainable programming.
Through this process, organizations gain objective information about whether defined activities ultimately contribute to the intended impacts, and how applied metrics can be used to guide efforts to achieve a higher level of positive impacts.
The Sustainability Logic Model (SLM) helps organizations define success as they introduce new ESG metrics and sustainability initiatives, build roadmaps for more community partnerships and seek more equitable solutions in their ESG and sustainability programs.
There are three pillars at the core of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. The environment pillar emphasizes reducing our impact on nature. The social pillar focuses on improving equity by empowering individuals and communities. The economic pillar promotes innovation. For a company or country to be truly sustainable all three pillars must be working together within their value systems.
The environmental, social and economic pillars of sustainability are often referenced when discussing sustainable development, and are also known as the triple bottom line or the 3P’s: Planet, People, Profit. They must be equally considered and balanced to achieve sustainability. In ESG terms for companies and governments, sustainability begins with tone-at-the-top, or at the Governance level (ESG | The Report).
The surge of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting as a strategic and operational agenda of more and more companies, has acknowledged the UN SDGs as one of the best tools to use as a framework to improve ESG risk scores and secure long-term business performance.
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) work together to determine how organizations can achieve sustainable development. 17 SDGs which have been established by the United Nations to help guide companies and organizations through achieving sustainable development practices. The ESG factors are guidelines in helping determine whether products and services are contributing positively to the environment, society, and governance of an organization. SDGs work together with ESG factors by providing guidelines on how an organization can achieve sustainable development goals within their company, products, and services.
Our 7-step approach includes:
1. Researching existing sector-based metrics identifying successful programs, best practices, and preferred approaches.
2. Identifying potential barriers and constraints to successful program implementation.
3. Identifying opportunities for impact through the development of applicable dimensions and sub-dimensions.
4. Articulating program strategy and developing a logic model for project and programming implementation, evaluation and monitoring.
5. Developing metrics that quantify the impact of sustainable programs, with an emphasis on core impact areas as they apply to the sector such as: technological advancement, environmental and energy sustainability, economic development, and community engagement.
6. Identifying potential barriers and facilitators to the program implementation, including community sociopolitical factors.
7. Evaluating projects implemented and developing toolkits that provide guidance on data collection and analysis for regular reporting such as sustainability and ESG reporting.
Our work supports sustainability and ESG reporting.
Many industries must operate within mandated policies that are being affected by new markets, regulatory requirements, and technology. Organizations face an increasingly challenging environment that presents both opportunities and risks. The 3 sustainable pillars are important for businesses because they reflect well on the company which could lead to increased sales and profits. Moving forward toward 2030 after Covid 19, companies will be required to reduce their carbon footprint by becoming more sustainable and investing in sustainable projects. Our team of dedicated and driven professionals and partners align operational realities to comply with government mandates and corporate policies, identifying unrecognized possibilities for efficiency and business expansion.