Good reputation, which is a strong foundation for brand building and communication around complex issues. It is paramount to understand that engagement on sustainability issues is the basis for facing challenges.
Having a strong strategy, robust governance and reporting will allow you to be open and transparent around the challenges faced and the trade-offs that your sustainability journey requires, letting you re-conceptualize them as innovation challenges, thus guiding the efforts needed to overcome them.
Reputation has a financial impact on a company; having a norms-based approach will also help prevent reputational, operational, and legal risks.
Expert Network. Thanks to our network of committed and knowledgeable professionals that transparently share our cause, we aim at ensuring that our clients always have the support of experts with long-standing and specific experience across all sustainability’s spectrums.
We work closely with our sister company Sympatheia which focuses on purposeful capital introduction.
Sympatheia is funded by veteran public and private markets investors and offers to partner anyone who wants to invest in even small steps towards sustainability – and doing so with the conviction that all steps are important – with the right investee.
Sympatheia is open to all investors, from high-net-worth individuals to institutional investors to governments, and they encourage public-private partnerships whenever possible.
Secure loans and access new financial instruments, such as impact financing, sustainable finance funds as well as ESG, SDG or Social bonds.
These days many financial institutions are asking for more and more details around internal governance and sustainability. There are numerous matrixes and labels in existence, but what we offer is to give you the capability to be ready to report. We do not believe in trying to report qualitative data as if it were ROI data – but we do offer you the possibility to be aware of the right questions to ask, be able to answer if you have not found the data and have a robust governance system and policies in place.
ESG rating – better rating, stronger stocks, more investment. While we truly believe that ESG rating ought to be seen as a tool for engagement on sustainability issues, the rating also offers you the possibility to measure your progress.
We have seen how the interest of investors in how companies tackle their ESG challenges has increased over time, as ESG issues are now acknowledged as constituting real financial risks for investors. And it has been observed how superior ESG performance leads to superior rating for investment recommendation, which in turn means better access to finance for companies, therefore lower capital constraint.
We work with a series of investment platforms (in which rating is not offered) where you can showcase your work, engage, and attract investors by showing your progress.
Building new revenue streams, increase access and cost of capital, by maximizing the value-creating potential of your sustainability initiatives and unlock ulterior growth opportunities.
Enhance trust with your stakeholders – such as shareholders, employees, consumers, suppliers, unions, government agencies, media, and the broader society – and strategically create authentic relationships with them. This may unlock e.g. your innovation potential, by allowing you to leverage your sustainability commitment as a catalyst for innovation or grant you a superior access to human capital by better aligning your company’s values with your employees’ personal goals, fostering their personal fulfillment and a stronger sense of identification with your brand.
A good sustainability strategy can further help you create mechanisms that encourage a transparent exchange of views, allowing you to receive timely feedback from your stakeholders, and address their concerns through targeted and timely corrections. This will help to promote trustful stakeholder relationships, enhance your customers’ satisfaction and brand loyalty, as well as your social license to operate, by increasing the level of acceptance of your business by the local community and the broader group of stakeholders impacted by your activity.
Improving risk management and assessments, reducing costs, and ensuring a more secure license to operate. A sufficient and deep supply chain due diligence is essential to create and maintain over time your social permission to operate.
We assist you in minimizing the risks to your business arising from e.g. not following regulations, and in avoiding the costs arising from e.g. not retaining/attracting top talent or from e.g. consumer-initiated boycotts, which have become a prominent issue as a result of the collective awareness that consumers can achieve through social media (potential human rights violations in your supply chain can be easily documented and quickly disseminated, spurring collective action).
Credible strong engagement with regulators, resulting in better impact and more adapted regulations at national and regional level. A proactive engagement with regulators on upcoming policy changes can help your company better understand and manage the risks to your business model.
We never engage in “lobbying”, but we truly believe in multi-stakeholder authentic engagement, for the benefit of meaningful advancements towards the SDGs and broadly international standards. This includes regulation, which is based on stakeholders’ engagement in a way which shows commitment to sustainability whilst taking into consideration factual constraints.