ESG Advisory

Corporations, private equity and investors are recognising that it is no longer only about how a company’s operations impact the environment, its people, and the communities in which it operates, but it's also increasingly about how environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues can materially impact a company’s performance and ultimately, its value.

With the 2020 global health crisis, global population growth, climate change, energy transition, evolving and globally-organised social and community actions on issues such as diversity and race, and ultimately adaption to the next normal, the demand for greater transparency and action around ESG has never been greater.

Overview

ESG has rapidly evolved from a perceived nice-to-have proposition to a necessary focus area for most enterprises. The 2020 global health crisis has brought attention to corporate ESG performance and values, with larger global corporations leading on ethical and positive social issues. As companies and funds adapt to the next normal, those with a stronger ESG position are outperforming those without a clear strategy.

SLR has been highly active in the ESG space for over 15 years and offers a package of ESG advisory services developed and evolved through real, 'boots on the ground' experience, focused on what’s next for ESG. We drive value, meaningful impact and critically, quantifiable returns, while maintaining corporate governance, risk management and compliance. SLR’s approach focuses on value-driven risk management actions with quantifiable outcomes at mission-critical assets to fully leverage your ESG position.

No matter where you are on the ESG maturity curve, SLR’s pragmatic business-focused approach is aimed at quickly identifying value and impact, and developing programmes that both exceed stakeholder expectations and drive quantifiable returns.

Our comprehensive ESG toolkit can be deployed to assist you at the corporate, fund and/or portfolio company/business unit level and at all stages of the investment cycle, each approach uniquely tailored to individual commercial needs and value actions.

SLR’s approach is focused on what’s next for ESG. The market is evolving from measurement and disclosure to driving quantifiable value and meaningful impact. Our approach is to identify where the ESG opportunities and potential exist and design a strategy around the ESG value proposition first, rather than the traditional approach of a lengthy benchmarking and measurement exercise at the start. This includes recognising and capturing the ESG value already unlocked within your organisation.

The result is a strategy aligned with your corporate values and investment goals, that will drive the results important to your business.

ESG Advisory Services

  • Our ESG advisory tools cover:
    • Strategy and governance
    • Policy and framework
    • Management tools
    • Benchmarking and measurement
    • Actions and implementation
    • Reporting and disclosure
  • We can unlock ESG value related to:
    • Access to/cost of capital
    • Brand and reputation enhancement
    • Growth opportunities, including new products, services, or markets
    • Margin enhancement, for example by cost reduction through improved operational efficiency
    • Improved safety performance and claims reduction
    • Reduction in ESG liabilities and mitigation of risks
    • Enterprise vulnerability and resilience
    • Improved supply chain resilience to risks such as climate change and acute economic stresses
    • A future-focused approach to reducing impact on ecosystem
    • Other benefits, such as diversity, employee retention, social licence to operate (e.g. community relations, NGOs or union/workforce/supplier actions)
    • Driving a higher valuation multiple at exit

ESG Advisory Projects

  • Project

    Global

    An automotive OEM

    Mining & Minerals

    Indonesia Nickel Supply Chain and Sector ESG Risk Assessment with a Field Trip for a Global Automotive OEM


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  • Project

    Global

    Enel Green Power

    Mining & Minerals

    ESG Risk Analysis Across Supply Chains for Enel Green Power​


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  • Project

    International

    International Manganese Institute

    Mining & Minerals

    High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate ESG risk analysis for the International Manganese Institute


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  • Project

    Europe

    HISCOX

    Built Environment

    HISCOX: CDP climate change disclosure


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  • Project

    Europe

    Multiple

    Manufacturing & Industry

    CIRPASS – Digital Product Passport


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  • Project

    UK

    3i

    Finance

    Pre-investment ESG support services


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  • Project

    Europe

    The Coca-Cola Company

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Coca-Cola social impact framework toolkit


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  • Project

    Germany

    Clario

    Healthcare

    Creating ESG value, ratings and reporting


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  • Project

    London, UK

    Diageo

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Using stakeholder dialogue to guide future strategy


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  • Project

    London, UK

    City of London

    Government & Communities

    Understanding the business case for volunteering


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  • Project

    UK

    Anglo American PLC

    Mining & Minerals

    Streamlining sustainability indicators


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  • Project

    UK

    Co-op

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Materiality and social impact measurement


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  • Project

    London, UK

    Pearson

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Environmental sustainability strategy for Pearson


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  • Project

    UK

    EDF Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Energy assurance for EDF


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  • Project

    UK

    Royal Mail Group

    Infrastructure

    Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the Royal Mail


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  • Project

    Teesside, UK

    ReNew ELP

    Infrastructure

    Chemical recycling of end-of-life plastics in the UK


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  • Project

    UK

    The Go-Ahead Group

    Infrastructure

    CDP response support


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  • Project

    London and other global financial centres

    PE firms and investment funds

    Finance

    Pre-investment ESG assessments for financial sector clients


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  • Project

    UK

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Streamlined energy and carbon reporting


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  • Project

    UK

    Confidential

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Environmental strategy: combined energy, carbon, water and waste savings


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