ESG and sustainability

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities have moved to the top of the agenda for many organizations. EY teams can help organizations address sustainability issues, investor concerns, support ESG reporting and disclosures, and improve ESG performance.

What EY teams can do for you

Investors, regulators and stakeholders across society are increasingly demanding greater transparency from organizations on ESG and sustainability performance to help assess long-term value. To meet stakeholder demands, organizations should broaden the scope of their reporting and seek new ways of communicating strategic performance with both nonfinancial and financial metrics.

Organizations are increasingly prioritizing their ESG and sustainability responsibilities. They appreciate that paying attention to the longer term, stakeholder perceptions, and the social and environmental consequences of their operations can be good for business as well as the planet.

To provide trust and confidence in ESG and sustainability responsibilities to the market and create long-term value, organizations should be managing ESG and sustainability performance with the same rigor as financial performance.

EY teams can support clients as they seek to integrate ESG and sustainability into business strategy, and improve and communicate their ESG and sustainability performance to stakeholders.

This can help businesses to:

  • Increase the value of sustainability and supply chain strategies
  • Mitigate risk and build a reputation to maintain a social license to operate and grow
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve decision-making and increase operational and performance effectiveness to deliver long-term value

EY teams bring together professionals with experience in business, engineering, science and operations, and offer services to assist with the following:

  • Sustainability strategy development, design and implementation support
  • Stakeholder engagement, prioritization and analysis
  • Materiality assessments
  • ESG maturity assessments
  • Advice on sustainability risks in the value chain
  • Advice on responsible investment
  • Supply chain sustainability management
  • Circular economy mapping and advisory
  • Code of conduct and ethics effectiveness and implementation assessments
  • Training, development and capacity building
  • Policy development and research
  • Portfolio sustainability risk and opportunity assessment

EY teams can also support with:

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