ESG reporting helps meassure sustainable economic progress; it is built on an innovative system of economic activities that enhance social well-being, nurture flourishing natural environments and yield competitive yet responsible business growth. Stimulating transformation, the green economy encourages and facilitates progress towards the three pillars of sustainable development.
Environmental, Social and Governance performance.
Environmental, social and governance principles (ESG) are a set of standards by which a company and its investors can measure the wider impact of its operations and long-term strategy. The terms “ESG” and “Sustainability” are therefore used interchangeably, encompassing concepts comparable to
“corporate responsibility” and “CSR”. (EURONEXT)
Align your strategy with regulatory requirements: Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance factors
ESG Reporting of non-financial information: By presenting an organization’s values and governance, well-communicated and inclusive reports can not only demonstrate the link between core strategy and commitment to a sustainable economy, but can help forward-thinking organizations to set goals and manage change more effectively, leading to a greater financial and social return on investment. (Graph source OECD)
EMG team can help you manage and measure your non-financial impacts. Our sustainable reporting & assurance services include :
- Compliance framework design
- Guidance for issuers in preparing their report
- Data collection and Value Mapping / impact assessment
- Which ESG factors to select and how
- Reporting strategy
- Social Return On Investment (SROI)
- Carbon footprinting (GHG, Scope 1,2,3)
- GAP-analysis sustainability standards / Training
ESG factors, when integrated well deliver long-term performance advantages.
More than 60 countries around the world have started the journey towards the green economy, with many seeking to achieve their ambitions within a few decades. Governments pioneering this transition are doing away with the traditional line of thought that there is an inevitable trade-off between economic progress and environmental sustainability, instead showing significant opportunity for investment, growth and security.
Mechanisms to deliver the green economy, such as renewable energy, environments conducive to green business and technology, and the education of a skilled and agile workforce are simultaneously drivers and outcomes of the transition, overlapping and catalyzing the further development of each other.
Low, middle and high skilled job creation is just one near-term benefit of the transition towards a green economy. Other opportunities available to governments include the improved health and well-being of the population, leading to higher levels of productivity and reducing the costs of health care, the overarching effect being a thriving economy and one attractive to investment opportunities.
One of the key factors: Renewable energy & Energy
The clean or renewable energy sector is a vehicle for growth and innovation within all industries. Investing in clean energy leads not only to improved energy security and greater environmental and public health, but research confirms additional near-term benefits. Cleaner technology and associated investment opportunities create the fastest job growth opportunities.
Fostering an environment for the development of entrepreneurs and small-medium enterprises through various policy mechanisms, yields a nimble, agile and resilient business sector. The availability of viable clean energy supplies and an educated and skilled workforce to tap into provides extensive opportunities for the business environment to innovate and diversify which, in effect, further amplifies the drivers.
A forward-thinking and integrated approach to realizing economic transformation, resource efficiency and social progress and well-being will facilitate the development of processes needed to stimulate and maintain innovation.