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

    World Council on City Data

    Built Environment

    City resiliency - World Council on City Data (ISO 37120)


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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

    Singapore

    Zuellig Pharma

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Near-term Science-Based Target (SBT) for Zuellig Pharma


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  • Project

    Singapore

    Zuellig Pharma

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Sustainability reporting for Zuellig Pharma


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  • Project

    Queensland, Australia

    Harmony Gold

    Mining & Minerals

    Emissions reporting requirements support for the Eva Copper Mine


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  • Project

    Indonesia

    Multiple automotive OEMs

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Shared responsible nickel mining audits in Indonesia for multiple automotive OEMs


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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

    DRC, Africa

    CMOC Group Limited

    Mining & Minerals

    Onsite audit and gap analysis with corrective action support for CMOC-TFM


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  • Project

    Australia and New Zealand

    Techtronic Industries Company Limited

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Sustainable Procurement Assessment for Techtronic Industries Company Limited


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  • Project

    Australia and New Zealand

    Techtronic Industries Company Limited

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Sustainability Benchmarking for Techtronic Industries Company Limited


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  • Project

    Australia and New Zealand

    Techtronic Industries Company Limited

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Materiality Assessment for Techtronic Industries Company Limited


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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

    Chile

    Collahuasi mine

    Mining & Minerals

    Socio-economic impact study for Chilean mining company


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  • Project

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    Confidential Health Care Company

    Healthcare

    Setting ambitious global sustainability goals and targets


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  • Project

    UK

    Co-op

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Materiality and social impact measurement


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    Connecticut Water Company

    Infrastructure

    Killingworth Reservoir wetland mitigation


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  • Project

    Six countries across Africa

    Illovo Sugar

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Impact Study for the largest sugar producer in Africa


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  • Project

    London, UK

    Pearson

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Environmental sustainability strategy for Pearson


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  • Project

    Indonesia

    Golden Agri-Resources

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Enhancing approach to reporting


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  • Project

    UK

    EDF Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Energy assurance for EDF


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  • Project

    Chile

    Falabella

    Consumer Goods & Retail

    Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) submission and analysis


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  • Project

    UK

    Royal Mail Group

    Infrastructure

    Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the Royal Mail


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  • Project

    Nigeria

    Nigerian Stock Exchange

    Finance

    Corporate social responsibility reporting


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  • Project

    Chile

    Antofagasta PLC

    Mining & Minerals

    Climate scenario analysis and TCFD disclosure


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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

    Chile

    BCI

    Finance

    Assuring results to support credible reporting


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  • Project

    UK

    The Go-Ahead Group

    Infrastructure

    CDP response support


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  • Project

    USA

    Confidential

    Finance

    Private equity ESG program support


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  • Project

    USA

    Private equity firm

    Finance

    ESG assessment of private equity investment


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  • Project

    Windhoek, Namibia

    Namibia Breweries Ltd

    Infrastructure

    Water supply and aquifer sustainability study


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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

    Multiple Locations, South Africa

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Environmental and engineering due diligence assessment of LPG storage facilities


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  • Project

    Multiple Locations, USA

    The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers

    Built Environment

    ASHRAE climate research project


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  • Project

    Ontario, Canada

    Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affair and Housing (MMAH), Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP)

    Built Environment

    Climate adaption for the Ontario Building Code


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  • Project

    USA

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Energy efficiency for upstream oil and gas


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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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  • Project

    Global

    Various

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Developing a principles toolkit for the energy sector


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