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Environmental, Social and Governance

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a criterion used by investors for screening companies. Investors increasingly prefer a company which is environment oriented and has high corporate governance standards. The ESG criteria are a set of standards for a company’s operations that socially conscious investors use to screen potential investments.

There is an increasing acceptance that embedding ESG in strategy, operations and culture is a commercial imperative. Societal need and business opportunities are coming together to transform the way companies craft strategy, drive performance, and report results.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of environmental, safety, social, corporate governance, and finance specialists well versed with ESG leading practices. As ESG is moving into the mainstream narrative, it is coalesced with more thinking about how businesses impact society, the climate crisis and a global debate on inclusion and equality.

Additionally, boards are increasingly exploring using ESG for strategic advantage to help balance increased regulatory action, protect the brand, ensure stable supply chains and unlock new opportunities for sustainable value creation.

To respond to stakeholder expectations and also create value from ESG, it is imperative to establish a strong foundation that integrates insights about their people, intellectual capital, relationships, equity and social impacts as well as about natural capital considerations.

It is significant to make a workforce strategy as ESG has become substantial in the competitive setting of attracting and hiring talent. Companies with strong adherence of ESG and labour relations proposition have increased their productivity in multi folds. 

Timely addressing the increasing gap between executive and workforce pay is directly involved with productivity. Better incentive structures help in driving an inclusive culture and employee engagement opportunities, which in turn can boost productivity.

The climate emergency, imperative social issues and increased importance of effective governance require technical and subject matter advice along with support from the forefront of ESG service providers for achieving fair transitions.

A proper ESG strategy helps in minimizing regulatory and legal interventions, increasing employee productivity, and optimizing investment and capital expenditures. Our team of experts have hands on experience to enable smooth business transition and protect sustainable growth in businesses.

How we can help?

We advise our clients across all the sectors on ESG risk and compliance measures, helping businesses manage their risks more efficiently while becoming more competitive in the market. We have detailed subject knowledge of sustainable performance related laws, regulations, standards, and initiatives and are competent to advise clients on fulfilling their corporate ESG commitments.

Our professionals are well equipped and provide efficient advice which is attained through decades of collective experience in environmental, social and governance matters, and by updating themselves with latest developments in ESG related regulation and litigation support around the world. 

We bring together global expertise in practice areas such as environmental, sustainable finance, government relations, business and human rights, corporate governance, employee engagement etc. addressing a range of ESG risk factors and opportunities.

We are well placed to assist corporates and investors with their ESG transition. With experienced professionals who have helped various businesses integrate ESG into their strategies, we can help our clients in this journey through the following service offerings:

  1. ESG strategy
  2. ESG reporting
  3. Tech enabled ESG
  4. ESG risk management
  5. Counselling on activist response and strategy making
  6. Corporate strategic risk assessments
  7. Corporate integrity and compliance issues
  8. Employment guidance
  9. Environmental regulatory compliance
  10. Human rights regulation compliance
  11. Advisory on investment portfolio risk assessments
  12. Structuring of responsible investment
  13. Power purchase agreements
  14. Assistance on renewable energy projects
  15. Sustainable and green finance
  16. Tax credits for sustainable investments
  17. Advisory on funds structuring, domiciling, operation and regulatory
  18. Drafting disclosures for fund documentation
  19. General governance

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