Sustainability

We work with our clients and partners to identify, define, and apply sets of metrics for consideration by stakeholders as a means of evaluating the success of sustainable programming.

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 Broad Categories of Potential Outcomes (BCPOs) into Categories of Integrated Outcomes (CIOs).

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.

Pillars of Sustainability

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).

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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.

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.

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, is a broad-ranging and ambitious part of the SDG agenda announced by the UN as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

By 2030 SDG 11 aims to support the development of sustainable, resilient and safe cities and urban areas around the world by ensuring secure and affordable housing for all urban residents, ameliorating cities’ core functionalities, improving urban air quality, reducing cities’ environmental impacts, strengthening cultural and natural heritage, increasing urban residents’ access to green and public spaces, securing cities against natural disasters and health crises, increasing urban resource efficiency, and future-proofing urban areas against the impacts of climate change.

SDG 11 is also intrinsically linked to several other SDGs such as SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation, SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy, SDG 10 Reduced inequalities, and SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production.

Contributing to how ESG and SDGs work together to foster sustainable and inclusive growth.

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.