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A well-thought-out sustainability strategy brings numerous benefits to organizations. It enhances brand reputation and builds stakeholder trust, attracting environmentally and socially conscious consumers who value sustainable practices. Sustainability strategy also drives operational efficiency and cost savings by optimizing resource usage, minimizing waste, and adopting sustainable technologies. A robust sustainability strategy can mitigate risks associated with regulatory compliance, reputation damage, and supply chain disruptions. Additionally, organizations with sustainability strategies can attract and retain top talent, as employees increasingly seek purpose-driven work environments. Lastly, a well-executed sustainability strategy fosters innovation and cultivates a culture of continuous improvement, enabling organizations to adapt to evolving market trends and remain competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.

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of S&P 500 companies now publish ESG reports in some form.
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Source: McKinsey
ESG is essential for companies to maintain their social license | McKinsey

of investors consider ESG issues in some form as part of their investment approach, according to a 2022 study by asset management firm Capital Group.
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Source: BankRate
ESG Investing Statistics 2023 | Bankrate

of consumers say they will stop buying from companies that treat the environment, employees, or the community in which they operate poorly.
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Source: PWC 2021
ESG Consumer Intelligence Series: PwC

Why does ESG Matter?

Comply with Regulatory Requirements

ESG Reporting is becoming mandatory across various regions Globally as Stock Exchanges integrate deeper with Regulations and Frameworks. The Scope for ESG Reporting is expanding rapidly to the Small and Mid-Market Sectors as Larger Organizations emark on their transition to a Greener Supply Chain.

Build Trust with Customers

ESG Performance and Reporting is no longer a good to have. It is absolutely vital if organizations want to build trust with their Customers, be it B2B or B2C. ESG Disclosures provide greater transparency and help Brands connect with their Audience in a more impactful manner.

Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability

Organizations are becoming more stringent in their Procurement Practices and want to be associated with suppliers that are ethical in their business dealings and that are making genuine efforts to save the environement through various initiatives ranging from Emissions to Energy, Waste, Water, Air Quality, Biodiversity, Social, Governance and much more.

Attract the Best Talent

Organizations that want to attract the best talent need to showcase their Sustainability Performance as Employees are starting to demand this and want to be associated with Employers that go above and beyond from an Environment, Social, and Governance standpoint.

Play an Active Role in Society

Great power comes with great responsibility and organizations however large or small, are responible for their actions on the Environment and Social Injustice and the way to balance this is by playing an active role in the Society by giving back through various initiatives and programs that raise the quality of lives and standard of living.

Create Positive Impact

Organizations need to come together to create value for people and their communities and put aside their differences and work towards a greater cause that translates to the Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet, and Profit.

How ESG Can Benefit Different Stakeholder Groups

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Investors, be it Institutional, Private Equity, or Venture Capital are looking at ESG Performance at a Portfolio level. They Invest in companies that have strong ESG Principles as these companies have better governance measures in place and typically have better valuations and tend to perform better than companies that are solely focused on Profits without taking resposibility on their Environmental and Social Impact.
Suppliers need to track their ESG Performance now more than ever as Organizations are putting a lot of emphasis on their Procurement Policies and Practices and ESG Metrics play a big role in buying decisions. Companies are willing to spend more if needed but will only purchase from suppliers that adhere to best ESG Pratices.
There is a growing demand for Sustainable products and services from customers who are willing to pay more as they understand the adverse affects of climate change and there is a behavioural shift that can now be seen towards Sustaiability focused goods and service.
ESG Reporting is no longer a good to have and a lot of compaies are now reporting on a Voluntary basis not for the sake of reporting but because they can’t manage what they can’t measure. Compaies that report are also benefiting from higher valulations from Investors, getting on-boarded as preferred suppliers to large organizations, meeting customer demands, attracting the best talent and much more.
Sustainability Consultants and Analysts play the most crucial role either as part of the organization or as outsourced resources due to the domain know-how they possess. ESG is diverse, vast, and very fragmented and Consultants are the ones that put together the various metrics together to form structured ESG Reports and help companies with thier Strategy, Compliance, Implementations and more.
To meet the growing demands of ESG Compliance and Reporting, Organizations Tend to work with Partners that specialize in the Sustainability Domain, be it through Consulting or Technology. Partners that can potentially benefit through Sustainability offerings are typically Accounting and Auditing firms, Professional Services and IT Services Companies, Business Consultants and Coaches, Technology Applications that are wanting to integrate thier IT and OT Data and more.

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Using a GHG or ESG Software can help organizations streamline their ESG Data Management process and simplify the Data Collection from various departments. Using an application can also help with Real Time Data Analysis, Report Generation, Advanced Analytics and Optimization.
Using an ESG Managed Service ensures that organiztions have the right skillset, technology, infrasturcture, domain expertise all pre-packaged and offered as a bundled offering. Managed Services are also a lot more valuable as there is more accountability and providers typically act as the Outsourced department and this can also provide for greater control and flexibility on the Cashflow.
Most Technology implementations typically fail during the implenentation phase primarily due to the lack of domain know-how coupled with not having a discliplined approach and the right team. Orgnizations should always consider working with providers that have sound technology and consulting capabilities to be able to handle even the most complex deployments and should also conduct a thorough due diligence to ensure the firms have the credentials to deliver.
Organizations can use technologies such as RPA or Robotic Process Automation to Automate their ESG Data collection process. RPA is a Technology where Software Bots emulate human actions to perform the exact same task however do it at a much faster pace at a zero error rate.

Each organization will have a slightly different approach but in a nutshell, not every organization has an in-house Sustainability Team and are therefore dependent on external Consultants to a certain degree especially for certain specialized areas such as Scope 3 Emission Categories, CBAM Compliance, Regional Framework Support, Ratings Support to increase Scores and more.

Using a Platform can however eliminate the need of consultants to a large degree and reduce costs as technology is always cheaper than consulting and in the case of a Managed Service where Consulting is bunked into the Platform offering, there is no need of engaging external consultants.

There are several costs that have to be factored for ESG Reporting as this is not a one-time activity. While costs can vary based on the size of the organization, number of empoloyees, number of locations etc, organizations should factor in the folllwing:

Consultant Costs – In-House or Outsourced.

Technology Costs – Typically a SaaS based Carbon Accounting or ESG Platform so monthly subscriptions with one-time set up fees.

Assurance Costs – Once the ESG Report or GHG Report has been prepared, it needs to get Assurance without which, there isn’t any value in the report.

Carbon Offsets – Purchasing Carbon Credits could help companies with their Carbon Neutral goals faster.