Sustainability Makes Sense
Market demand for sustainability evaluation, monitoring, reporting and training is growing. The regulatory environment is increasingly responding to social pressure for transparency and governance.
There is a strong correlation between sustainability and economic performance.
We work with our customers to turn the sustainability imperative into the greatest entrepreneurial opportunity of the age, building strategies adapted to each client organisation’s specific challenges, anchored in realistic thinking.
What We Do
We are a truly singular international consultancy with the inherent benefits of being both deeply informed and truly agile – we can respond immediately to your needs.
A number of businesses making headlines for the wrong reasons has “challenged the reputation of boards and management and underscored the diminished trust and confidence in business leadership.” There is no more important task for company directors in the year ahead than to win back community trust and respect, stressed Graham Bradley, when presenting the AICD 2017 Essential Director Update briefings.
Understanding that breaches of ethical and social responsibilities put organisations at risk of reputation damage, intervention by regulators and diminished customer and community support, we offer insurance, bringing practical, immediate, structured, precise, evidence-based evaluation, monitoring, reporting and training programs drawn from leading, international best practice to meet our clients’ sustainability needs.
How We Work
We help businesses commit to ongoing ethical and sustainable operations, responsible investment, innovation, risk management and opportunity through our consistent, accurate and credible sustainability evaluation, monitoring and reporting services.
Working closely with our customers to identify, measure and communicate sustainability risks and opportunities, we help them to build strategies adapted to their specific challenges, anchored in realistic thinking and supported by clear, tangible, actionable targets.
Focused on positive social and environmental impact, our supply chain solutions not only deliver business value, but are also inclusive, resilient and transparent.
We can tailor a bespoke program to build a culture of integrity in your organisation.
How Sustainability Helps Your Business
A bank of research provides solid and transparent evidence that businesses with strong sustainability systems in place show better operational performance with less inherent risk, and hat sustainable investment strategies consistently outperform comparable non-sustainable strategies:
- 90% – of relevant studies show sound sustainability standards lower the cost of capital;
- 88% – of relevant studies show positive correlation between sustainability and operational performance; and
- 80% – of relevant studies show positive correlation between sustainability and financial market performance.
[Source: Clark, Gordon L., Feiner, Andreas. and Viehs, Michael. 2015. From the Stockholder to the Stakeholder: How Sustainability Can Drive Financial Outperformance. Oxford University and Arabesque. March 2015.]
The integration of sustainability factors into corporate and investment decision making has been gathering momentum. To meet the increasing calls for non-financial disclosures to be given the same level of public scrutiny as financial ones, GWGlobal brings practical, structured, precise, evidence-based solutions drawn from international best practice.
Training underpins our work and is the activity that connects everything we do. It is is where the learning from research, implementation and advisory finds a coherent and useful form, relevant to others trying to make sense of complex sustainability challenges.