Responsible business


Responsible business and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) considerations are dominating conversations in boardrooms across the world, as we look for ways to adapt and grow sustainably. 

The events of the last year have affected profound change globally and now, more than ever, people and businesses alike are reflecting on their role in society. Failure to address these matters risks harming businesses both financially and reputationally.

Offering specialist advice and expertise, we help our clients to adapt how they operate, equipping them with the flexibility, strength and resilience to ensure they are able to thrive now and in the future, and attract and retain the brightest talent.

Our governance experts guide our clients through the process of integrating transparency and accountability into their governance structure to ensure their processes stand up to robust scrutiny and help them to deliver on their individual strategic objectives.

Transparency and accountability are increasingly important to demonstrate real action around ESG. Demonstrable metrics are vital to achieving change, so we help organisations grappling with how to report on their sustainability metrics to understand the impact of legislation, regulation and how investor expectation is driving change. Investors want to understand where opportunities lie and to build resilience into their portfolios; we help our clients to demonstrate tangible, positive impact to potential investors.

Understanding your supply chain is vital to identify any potential areas of risk. Embedding ESG principles will help you to achieve a sustainable and resilient supply chain. Analysis of the impact of your supply chain, procurement and business operations across your whole organisation is an essential process to undertake. Supply chain transparency and accountability globally is increasingly important as is understanding the lifetime impact of the organisation's output, the circular economy. We help our clients to review their supply chains and procurement thereby ensuring a greater understanding of their impact on the environment, communities and the wider economy.

We help clients grappling with issues such as how to report on their sustainability metrics and keeping up with the pace of ESG related legislation and regulation. Investor expectation is driving change. Investors want to understand where opportunities lie and build resilience into their portfolios. We help our clients to demonstrate tangible, positive impact to potential investors.

We assist clients to examine green, social or sustainable finance options to suit their needs. Whether you're looking for a sustainability linked loan, green private placement or social and sustainable framework for bond issuance, we help our clients make their impact financing needs a reality. We can advise on the appropriate ESG metrics for your business, assist with any climate related financial disclosures, help with ESG corporate reporting and advise on which benchmarking standards to consider.

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Podcast: ESG Perspectives – Islamic Banking: a conversation with Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia – Part 2

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