Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Consulting
Key resources to understand our complete ESG consulting and responsible investment services
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, environmental compliance and liability management, health, safety and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, 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.
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.
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.
Private Equity & Investors
For investors, whether LPs, debt providers, or asset managers in real estate, infrastructure, private equity or listed equities, we have helped them win investment and fully analyse both the risk and opportunities to enhance their value during ownership.
Anthesis supports clients across the financial sector, from commercial and investment banking to private equity and insurance. Our Sustainable Finance team understands the unique challenges of these clients and brings decades of experience supporting them from strategy development to implementation.
Anthesis’ ESG Services
Anthesis supports organisations across sectors and geographies with ESG. We guide clients from initially understanding their current strengths and weaknesses, through to developing and implementing strategies and solutions to improve and solidify sustainable performance.
Anthesis supports clients with the full spectrum of ESG services.
ESG Assessment / Health Check – Understanding a company’s current ESG strengths, maturity and areas to improve and benchmarking against competitors
Materiality Assessment – Identifying priority ESG topics and stakeholder expectations and the potential for value creation
ESG Strategies – Developing an ESG strategy aligned to the company’s mission and purpose, providing recommendations to improve ESG performance and outlining a roadmap for implementation
Implementation and Communications – Supporting the implementation of the roadmap, including data collection, method development, communication, and training
Disclosing against Frameworks – Aligning with new legal requirements, such as the EU taxonomy, as well as CDP, SASB, TCFD, and GRI
Explore our ESG Services
- ESG & Sustainability Strategy
- ESG Reporting
- ESG Due Diligence
- Climate Risk
- Climate Change Strategies
Reviewing a Large Online Retailer’s Procurement Processes to Improve ESG Areas Within its Supply Chain
Anthesis was engaged to review an online retailer’s current procurement policies and processes for all categories of Goods Not for Resale (GNFR).
Consumer Goods Organisation ’Value at Risk’ ESG Assessment
Anthesis conducted a full value chain assessment of the principal Environmental Social Governance risks for a consumer goods organisation
Institutional Investor ESG Risks Screening
Using the Anthesis-designed RiskHorizon™ tool, we followed three simple steps to perform an ESG screening for an institutional investor looking to invest in a chemicals company,
Investing Responsibly: ESG Assessment Case Studies
In this installment of our “Investing Responsibly” series, Anthesis Group’s Phil Harrison discusses the role of ESG factors in three case studies.
Neste Corporation ESG Risk and Opportunity Assessment
Neste Corporation was looking to adopt a pragmatic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk and opportunity management appropriate to the geographic scale of the organization, its business activities, and overall strategic objectives.
Insights & Guidance
Double Materiality Reporting: The Next Frontier in ESG
Regulation around sustainability reporting is getting tighter. How can you meet the emerging regulatory requirements on double materiality, but also make sure you use the process to make your organisation more sustainable?