Global sustainability trends result in substantial opportunities for responsible business and risks for traditional practices. Bringing together our expertise across a broad range of sectors and regions with our proven methods for strategic analysis, we help organizations identify the sustainability topics that will be relevant in the future. We develop sustainability strategies in cooperation with our clients that are tailored to their business and are supported by their stakeholders.
Our strategic services include:
- Strategic analysis.
- Development of sustainability strategies for organizations, departments and projects.
- Internal and external engagement processes.
- Coaching and advice on the implementation of strategies, including organizational development, sustainability policies and implementation of management systems.
- Materiality analysis according to GRI, IIRC, AccountAbility and the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive.
The key to success in global markets is being able to assure the quality of products, processes and services throughout the value chain. Quality can be defined as a degree of excellence, including environmental and social performance.
Quality Infrastructure (QI) is the institutional framework that quality assurance rests upon. QI encompasses metrology, standardization, testing, certification and accreditation. QI is fundamental to building trusted relationships and advancing sustainable development. For over 20 years, our team has been advising national governments, international organizations, development agencies and NGOs on how to foster QI in developing economies. We offer clients our unique expertise and international field experience in developing QI, including advisory services, stakeholder engagement, impact monitoring, evaluation and project management.
Collaborative stakeholder relations are crucial to finding innovative solutions, defining successful strategies and implementing sustainable practices that lead to positive impact. We help our clients build enduring relationships with their key stakeholders based on transparency and trust.
We understand that for stakeholder engagement to be successful, it must create value for all parties. We design and implement stakeholder engagement strategies, offering a full range of services that include:
- Analysis of stakeholder relations.
- Design and facilitation of engagement processes.
- Conflict mediation.
Furthermore, we design and implement communication strategies, including sustainability reporting based on the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the EU’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive and Integrated Reporting according to IIRC.
More and more, investors understand that sustainable investments have better profitability over time and want to ensure their money creates sustainable impacts. At the same time, to tackle societal challenges related to climate change, increasing inequality and the global proliferation of diseases, enormous investments are required.
Bringing together sustainability and finance experience, we support our clients in developing sustainability strategies, identifying investment opportunities, defining sustainable finance products and assuring sustainability criteria are met in financing processes. As experts in impact monitoring, we make sure that asset managers can base their decisions on indicators that measure sustainability changes in practice.