Improving ESG Performance
Strong ESG performance will safeguard your ability to attract capital
It is widely recognised that environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics are financially material. With interest in ESG soaring, it is more important than ever that companies seek to improve their ESG performance. We help our clients identify and improve their understanding of key ESG topics and to build trust with external stakeholders such as investors.
Our ESG Optimisation Tool
How we work
Improving ESG performance should be approached holistically by looking at strategy, alignment and delivery. That’s why we developed the Simply Sustainable ESG Optimisation Tool© to help our clients think through each element of their ESG performance in a way that builds long-term value and increases attractiveness to investors. It identifies the six key steps to consider when looking to improve your ESG performance, all of which must be leveraged to meaningfully embed ESG into strategy and disclosures. We use these steps flexibly with our clients to plan and support the targeted actions that will improve their ESG performance.
Read our latest How-to guide, Improving your ESG Performance, to find out more about the practical steps you can take to integrate ESG into your strategy and disclosure.
We support our clients to optimise their ESG ratings performance by using an evidence-based approach to improving public reporting and strategy. This is achieved through prioritising and engaging with ratings providers such as MSCI, FTSE4Good and Sustainalytics, and by analysing the ratings criteria and individual company performance. Our recommendations pinpoint quick wins and longer-term actions that will improve your reputation with investors; save you time spent responding to requests; and strengthen your overall approach to sustainability.
Effective disclosure and performance reporting are vital to improve your scoring on ESG ratings and in increasing investor confidence. Investors want to understand how ESG fits into the company strategy and how material topics are managed. At the same time, they may expect you to align your reporting with key disclosure frameworks such as GRI, SASB and TCFD. We ensure that your reporting is geared towards the interests of your investors and that it aligns with key disclosure frameworks so that they have the necessary information to make decisions about your business.
The hard work and support of the Simply Sustainable team throughout the ESG and materiality projects was very useful. The outputs have informed our approach to sustainability and played a key role in improving the sustainability chapter of our 2019 Annual Report.Mark Ramsden Head of UK Corporate Affairs, easyJet
Improving ESG rating performance
Broadening the reach and appeal of annual communications
Herbert Smith Freehills
Developing a strategy for a brighter future
Manchester Airports Group
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