Agile Advisors is a leading ESG Consultant in the GCC and Indian Subcontinent, helping clients develop ESG Strategy & ESG Reports!
What is ESG ?
Operations of all businesses have Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns. In the last few years the term EGS has been frequently used in the sustainability sphere and a lot of companies are setting up robust ESG strategy. This term initially arose from the ESG assessment conducted by financial institutions for making investments. As ESG consultant we are supporting clients in developing ESG Strategy and producing ESG Report in accordance with applicable standards. Boadly these ESG issues include the following:
The E in ESG stands for environmental criteria. These include energy consumed, GHG emissions, waste generation, water and other natural resource consumption as well as release of pollutants.
S denotes the Social Criteria and includes issues such as community welfare, labor relations, diversity and inclusion, human rights, consumer protection etc
G, represents the Governance of the organisation and includes practices, controls, and procedures a company adopts in order to govern itself, make effective decisions, comply with the regulations, operate fairly and meet the needs of its stakeholders.
ESG reporting is being practised by multiple organisations globally, if you are looking for ESG consultant to develop ESG Strategy or produce and ESG report then do get in touch with us.
Sustainable Finance & ESG Reporting
Sustainable finance is the process of considering the environment, social and governance (ESG) in the financial decision-making process. In short sustainable finance is supporting economic growth by keeping the environmental, social and governance issues in mind and mitigating these as far as possible.
Sustainable finance can be of two different types: purely for financial profit, termed as traditional investment, and purely for ESG impacts termed philanthropic donations.
The history and evolution of sustainable finance start as early as the 1990s when Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies were first implemented to align the social causes. In the 2000s sustainable finance market started developing with Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006, First Climate Awareness Bond in 2007, First Green Bond in 2008, and Green Bond Principles in 2014. Later in 2015, major international initiatives were launched, namely Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD), Chinese Green Bond project catalogue, The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Paris Climate Agreement. Lastly, in 2018 reforms were introduced to the EU Action Plan on sustainable finance.
There are several types of sustainable investing like Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investing, Green Bonds and ESG. ESG is a more meaningful measurement of risks and rewards management for sustainable finance. ESG reporting has been made complusary by several financial market regulators. As ESG Consultant, we have helped several organisations in developing ESG Strategy and produce ESG report.
How we can help as ESG Consultant?
Setting up ESG Framework / ESG Strategy
As an ESG consultant, we conduct ESG Gap Analysis, Assessment & Due Diligence
ESG Reporting is our forte, we have developed multiple ESG report for clients across sectors