Sustainability Culture

 
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How to Assess Your Own ESG Approach

In the first quarter of 2021 total assets in sustainable investment funds increased 19% to a high of almost $2 trillion. With the global ESG data market being expected to reach almost $1 billion in 2021, companies are well-advised to advance their ESG performance. This article provides four elementary questions to help you do just that. Using the accompanying ESG Acceleration Scan, you can perform the assessment for your own company.
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Job Alert: Communication Professional (24-32 hours)

Finch & Beak is a leading European consulting firm in the field of strategy, ESG and sustainability. Our purpose is to accelerate sustainability. Over the past 25 years, we have worked with more than 150 corporate clients across Europe, trained over 5000 managers, and worked with top-level business schools from around the world. To further expand Finch & Beak’s positioning in this fast-growing market, we are looking for an ambitious hands-on Communication Professional.
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Human Engagement Missing Link in Activating ESG Performance

Earlier this month, Finch & Beak conducted a business survey to explore the approach that companies are taking towards ESG ratings, and to find out how such ratings contribute to the successful activation of sustainability programs. As a winning sustainability strategy is increasingly important to create and maintain business value, participants shared insights into their tools and challenges for ESG activation.
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Telenet's Stakeholder-Driven Solution for Internet in Covid Times

As the world faced the global pandemic, our working and learning models were transformed, turning ourselves toward the telecommunication industry to ask for new digital solutions and reliable internet connections. At the same time, the digital gap became more apparent, leaving those who can’t afford internet access in a vulnerable position. Building on its adaptability and resilience during the early months of the Covid crisis, Telenet further strengthened its commitment to society and offered a new service to bridge the digital divide.
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Register Now for the New ESG Acceleration Webinar Series

Join us for 2021's first instalment of Finch & Beak's ESG Acceleration Webinar series, aimed at speeding up sustainability performance and building resilience in the decade to deliver - especially during these challenging times. In February and March we'll focus on the social aspects of ESG with cases and guest speakers from S&P Global and the postal industry. Join us as we dive deeper into the business case for social impact, Human Resources-related criteria in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index assessment, and the organizational development of ESG.
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In collaboration with S&P Global

ESG Acceleration Webinar: The Human Side of ESG

This webinar will be a deep-dive into the fast changing landscape of HR-related criteria in ESG ratings such as DJSI, MSCI and others. Next to trends and developments, there is special attention for the engagement of HR-departments. Our featured guest speaker is Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Switzerland who will share with us the latest news on the topic.
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Carlsberg: Partnering for Progress

As epitomized by Sustainable Development Goal 17, Partnerships for the Goals, today’s major sustainability challenges require tailored and collaborative solutions. This means that partnering is to become a part of the company DNA. By forging and maintaining partnerships, companies can achieve more sustainability impact while also gaining the competitive advantage they seek. Several sustainability leaders such as Novozymes, DSM and Umicore have made partnering centric to their sustainability program. In this article, the example of Carlsberg illustrates how this can lead to tangible results.
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Lessons from DSM’s Winning Sustainability Strategy

The roots of global specialty chemicals company Royal DSM are as a Dutch state-owned coal mining company that started in 1902. The company’s future, however, is far removed from its past. DSM’s Strategy 2021 describes how the company plans to drive above-market growth through developing innovative solutions addressing Nutrition & Health, Climate & Energy and Resources & Circularity, together with increased customer-centricity and large innovation projects. In this article, DSM’s approach is decomposed by looking at the elements of its sustainability strategy, and we provide tips how to replicate this.
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The Power of Diversity in the Board Room

When researching at board level the 24 banks from the collective gold, silver and bronze classes in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2018, a less than diverse picture appears. Analyzing the current day portraits from their annual reports, shows that bankers with beards are a minute minority. From the 24 banks researched, 309 portrayed board members appeared from either the supervisory board or board of directors. In total only 4.5% of them were bearded and just a meagre 28.8% was female, signalling an opportunity for diversity.
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Finch & Beak Nests across Europe

We are proud as a peacock, or rather as a finch, to announce our two new nests in Rotterdam and Barcelona.
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