Corporate strategy and reporting

 

The principal challenge for business is to address peoples' needs and aspirations without degrading the natural world which we all rely on.

Our key services include: 

  1. Corporate strategy that reduces environmental risks, costs and impacts; and maximises business performance and market opportunities
  2. Developing corporate ESG targets, measures and KPIs that communicate clear intention and drive year on year performance
  3. Converting activity data into environmental information that is robust, insightful, and can be used reliably for management decision making, voluntary and mandatory reporting

From a corporate strategy perspective we help address the issues that are most important to the longevity of the business.

  • Business environment, mega-trends, tax and policy horizon
  • The business and governance model to generate long-term sustainable returns in this context
  • Process innovation and technology commercialisation to realise opportunities
  • Resource and energy efficiency improvements to aid short-term cash and profit generation

Setting environmental and other non-financial targets and KPIs

Our support to companies employs a mix of top-down market insights, and bottom-up site level analysis of what opportunities exist, and what's feasible in the business. This helps ensure stakeholder engagement, the best use of capital, and that the most cost-effective projects are implemented.

  • Investment hurdles with short, medium and long-term time horizons
  • Carbon, energy, waste and water modelling
  • Return on Investment (ROI), and marginal abatement cost criteria
  • What technological developments are likely to give the ‘easy wins’ of the future? 
  • What can be financed in-house and what can be delivered through supply chain partnering?
  • What are the most effective KPIs to integrate into existing management reporting?

 

 

 

 

Sustainability reporting

Environmental (and social) impacts are a major cost and reputational risk for companies, but also present a significant opportunity to reduce costs, drive innovation and cement relationships with your stakeholders and supply chain partners.

Our services include reporting on Climate change; Renewables and Energy efficiency; Biodiversity; Deforestation; Forest risk; Seafood and Agricultural commodities; Land degradation; Waste management (including plastics disclosure); Water pollution and Water scarcity.

We help provide sustainability reporting that has substance, is material to the business and market, and uses credible standards. Our support includes:

  • Calculating and preparing annual greenhouse gas emissions accounts
  • Statements and reports to the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard; and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard
  • Assurance to ISO 14064-3
  • ISO 14001, ISO 14046:2014, ISO 50001 and Carbon Trust Standards
  • CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, CCAs, and Article 8 Energy Efficiency Directive (ESOS in the UK)
  • Design of bespoke environmental impact calculators, data collection and reporting templates

Among others, we are experienced in supporting and helping FTSE 350 listed and Global 500 companies in reporting to and improving their disclosure and performance for:

  • CDP Climate Change, Forests, Water, and Supply Chain programs
  • Mandatory GHG reporting and other environmental issues for company AARs
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Defra environmental reporting guidelines
  • The International Integrated Reporting Framework (IIRF)

We are not linked to any software provider and can therefore provide independent advice on selection of the most appropriate data accounting and management solutions.  Our experience will help you to get the best performance out of existing systems.

 

 

Non-financial metrics and integrated reporting 

Non-financial metrics and integrated reporting 

More reliable, robust, and insightful non-financial metrics are crucial to provide a rounder picture of long-term business sustainability and value generation.
Click on image above for ICAEW webinar    on mandatory GHG reporting presented by Andrew Prosser.

Click on image above for ICAEW webinar on mandatory GHG reporting presented by Andrew Prosser.

Capitalactiv is a technical working group member of the GHG Protocol/UNEP FI Portfolio Carbon Initiative.  Click on image above to find out more.

Capitalactiv is a technical working group member of the GHG Protocol/UNEP FI Portfolio Carbon Initiative. Click on image above to find out more.