What does ESG mean?
ESG refers to a range of issues that fall under the umbrella terms of Environmental, Social, and Governance, used to measure how a business interacts with society and the environment. As potentially both risks and opportunities, and increasingly recognised as central to the long-term commercial success of a business, many investors are increasingly scrutinising and prioritising these factors as part of their financial analysis process.
ESG management has become business critical
Once purely a financial services term, ESG is now routinely used in board rooms as the useful collective descriptor for the range of aspects that relate to how a business interacts with society and the environment. It spans climate change and wider sustainability, health and safety, employee development and retention, customer welfare, community relations, and business ethics and governance, amongst others.
Crucially, it is now understood that as both risks and opportunities, ESG factors are central to long-term commercial success. Environmental Social Governance management has become business critical.
Yet, whilst ESG is now in common business use, investment and the accessing of capital often still drives and defines the form of actions taken. From pension fund managers seeking to win new mandates, through to asset managers helping to invest that capital, to public or private businesses providing the opportunities for investment – actions are required to demonstrate that ESG risks and opportunities are being managed.
Our ESG services
- M&A Due Diligence Assessments
- ESG Due Diligence, Screening & Reviews
- Climate Change Risk & Opportunities Analysis
- Climate Change Strategies
- ESG Data Management, Monitoring & Reporting
- ESG Policy & Strategy Development
- ESG Improvement Strategies
Anthesis supports ESG clients across the spectrum
We are leaders in the ESG consulting space. For decades, we have worked with a broad range of businesses to help them improve their Environmental, Social and Governance performance.
We have long helped corporate businesses to respond to the sustainability agenda through their ESG management and reporting strategies. As a result, we have been able to communicate their success, including when viewed through the lens of ESG ratings such as MSCI and S&P.
For investors, whether LPs, debt providers, or asset managers in real estate, infrastructure, private equity or listed equities, we have helped them build responsible investment policies and governance frameworks that have helped them win investment and fully analyse both the risk and opportunities to enhance their value during ownership.
SECR: Webinar and Q&A for Asset Managers and Private Equity Funds
March 19, 2020
View this webinar to learn more about Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR), including how the regulations specifically affect Asset Managers and Owners, and particularly Private Equity Funds.
This session was hosted by:
- Chris Shaw, Senior Sustainability Consultant – ESG
- Tim Clare, Director for Financial Services
- Eloise Cuff, Energy Consultant