From climate change to human rights, there is increasing urgency in company boardrooms to address the complex sustainability challenges facing the world.
Executives are under pressure from investors and customers and even employees to increase the pace, scale and transparency of their sustainability-related actions. ERM works with leading organizations to address complex sustainability challenges and create long-term value by clarifying strategic direction, designing corporate sustainability programs, and enhancing transparency and the robustness of public disclosures.
Investments in environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability programs are no exception - every dollar spent needs to protect or create value for the business. ERM helps executives shape these programs to fit this new context by better connecting the EHS and sustainability functions with operations.
Our approach provides a catalyst for management and confidence to investors and other stakeholders by:
- Assessing strategic direction - Helping our clients understand the changing business context for sustainability, engaging leaders (from the Board to operational management) in defining the case for change, and when appropriate, setting new direction aligned with a strong and integrated sustainability strategy.
- Supporting companies’ engagement with policymakers and regulatory development - Leveraging our deep policy and market expertise to assist our clients in ensuring that climate policies are economically and environmentally sustainable and promoting collaborative efforts that have led to the formation of several multi-stakeholder coalitions.
- Disclosing effectively - Applying proven methodologies and strategic frameworks, such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), to assess our clients’ materiality, drive robust reporting, and respond to investor surveys from organizations such as Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Dow Jones and Sustainalytics. Our end-to-end expertise includes writing, graphic design, development, and production - regardless of framework, audience, or format. Further, our design team is experienced in digital accessibility to reach people of all backgrounds and abilities. We also offer specialist scenario analysis and risk assessment to meet growing investor demand for disclosure around climate change, particularly around the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
- Driving change - Combining business process transformation with advanced technology and our deep subject matter expertise to help clients operationalize sustainability - notably environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors - into their organizations to help drive continued improvement.