ESG impact is often referred to as an intangible asset held by a business. Impact associated with ESG implementation is recognised internally through improvement in processes and labour efficiencies and strengthened brand recognition that has an indirect impact on a business’s financial performance.
A business does not operate within a vacuum. The community, region, and country in which it operates informs the level to which financial, manufactured, intellectual, natural, social and human capital can be leveraged by a business to create value for themselves and within society. Maximising these value creation opportunities strengthens a company’s license to operate, differentiates it from its competitors and enhances its brand and ability to access new markets.
EBS Advisory has extensive experience in defining, quantifying, and articulating these intangible assets, tracking enhanced performance after implementation of improvement initiatives. EBS provides guidance on what additional initiatives can be considered to further leverage these ESG credentials, thereby improving financial performance.
EBS Advisory clearly articulates a business’s developmental impact, through defining a theory of change model and tracking indicators identified to facilitate reporting on shifts in developmental goals such as those defined under the SDGs.
- Portfolio Review: defining a business’s ESG maturity and setting the baseline used to track improved ESG performance over time
- Developing a Theory of Change Model to ensure the achievement of specified outputs and desired outcomes within the business and impacts within society
- Development of tracking tools
- Development of bespoke ESG and Impact Dashboards
- Data analytics
- Correlating ESG performance to financial performance of a business (pre and post investment)
- Defining the social return of an investment
- Assessing ESG value additional to a business
- Developmental Impact Reporting: articulating a business’s contribution to society
- Case study development
- Training and development of staff and supply chains
- Setting up community trusts
- Development of CSI (Corporate Social Investment) programmes