ESG Services for Financial Institutions
Finance Sector Support
Financial Institutions (FIs) are increasingly leveraging the value of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) from both a risk management and opportunity perspective.
As well as protecting operations and investments, FIs are using ESG to differentiate their brands for both investment and employees, as well as customer attraction and retention.
FIs are subject to a series of recent and emerging regulatory standards that are driving significant action. These cover a range of ESG topics, including climate risk, and increasingly, product classifications. The sector also has industry frameworks and organisations driving common approaches and standards around ESG and Responsible Investment.
Anthesis’ Sustainable Finance team understands these unique challenges and has delivered ESG strategy development and implementation support to a broad range of financial institutions across banking, insurance, asset owners and managers (including Private Equity), brokerage, support and advisory business, and worked with multinational financial institutions, and regional and national regulators and supervisory agencies.
In addition, our team brings decades of experience of supporting our clients with mergers and acquisition and transaction support as well as with sustainable finance products.
We help Financial Institutions to achieve three key objectives
Developing & activating ESG strategies alongside comprehensive reporting & disclosure solutions.
We offer comprehensive support for private equity across the full climate agenda.
The Anthesis transaction services team understands the process, pace, and language of transactions.
Sustainability Services for the Financial Sector
Financial Sector Services
ESG Services for the financial sector include:
- ESG Strategy Development
- M&A Transaction Support
- ESG Implementation and Transformation
- ESG Data, Reporting and Disclosure
- ESG Training
- Sustainable Finance Products
- ESG Screening and Reviews
- Climate Change Risk Analysis
- Climate Change Strategy
- Environmental Site Assessments
- Commercial Waste Due Diligence
- Post-Acquisition Support
How Finance Can Help Deliver Mandatory Sustainability Reporting
Mandatory sustainability reporting is now coming to the forefront of the minds of sustainability practitioners and others within the business, including CFOs and their teams. This whitepaper sets out our model of where we believe a Finance Function can add the most value in relation to mandatory sustainability reporting.
Financial Services Organisation Modern Slavery Act Compliance
Anthesis carried out a four-stage approach to support a global financial services organisation compliance to the UK Modern Slavery Act
Mapping financial requirements to facilitate the transition away from virgin fossil-based plastics
Learn how Anthesis supported The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on the transition from virgin fossil-based plastics to sustainable materials.
Galliford Try Total Energy Management Service
Galliford Try manage the facilities for two private finance initiative secondary schools. In a time of rising energy costs, the schools were keen to reduce running costs and carbon emissions and to engage building users.
Anthesis supported us in the preparation of our 2018 Integrated Report and in the development of the materiality analysis of Roche Colombia. Their experience and knowledge were key to allowing us to focus on the most important issues for our company and stakeholders, and helped them [our stakeholders] understand our advances in environmental, economic, social and good corporate governance.
Corporate Social Responsibility Leader, Roche
I have worked with Anthesis for many years. They have a depth of ESG understanding and expertise, allowing real analysis and advice on the emerging issues that are becoming increasingly material to our clients. What sets them apart is their willingness and ability to apply this, together with technology solutions, to enhance the quality and speed of their reporting.
Partner, Latham & Watkins
We wanted the ESG screen as we were keen to understand the definition of ESG and to see the criteria you would be using. We were also interested to see how others would view us through this lens. The Anthesis screen provided us a with a “mirror”. The value to Neste was that it confirmed we are on a right track to addressing ESG issues. It also helped us to identify some potential improvement opportunities, several of which we are working on, and others that warrant further evaluation.
Over the last 18 months, Anthesis’ expert but human approach has seen our partnership grow across a multitude of areas of ESG. An absolute pleasure to work with, Anthesis have seamlessly integrated into our ways of working. Immediately grasping where we were in our ESG maturity, they have shown a genuine desire to help us move things forward through applying expertise and passion from across a vast array of subjects and sectors.
Head of ESG, AO