ESG Consulting

As investors demonstrate a soaring interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related risks and opportunities, it is becoming essential for companies to identify and respond to their sustainability challenges. With over 20 years of experience, Finch & Beak helps corporate clients avoid this reporting trap by building effective sustainability strategies that focus on vital issues, by efficient use of ratings to drive sustainability performance, and by selecting the right ESG benchmarks to leverage their insights and significance.
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Double Materiality – From CSRD to Strategy

On the 13th of April 2023, Finch and Beak hosted a discussion about the novel approach on double materiality that has the potential to accelerate an organization’s sustainability strategy and stakeholder engagement, while identifying an organizations most significant ESG impacts. During the session, Bas Nuijten, director consultant at Finch and Beak, and Clodagh Connolly, Global Director at Business for Societal Impact (B4SI), discussed the practical applications of the CSRD requirements for double materiality and how it can help organizations further strengthen their sustainability approach. This article summarizes the highlights of our Double Materiality webinar while the download provides guidance for your CSRD-readiness assessment.

ESG Risk Management in Raw Material Sourcing

SLR Consulting and RCS Global's forthcoming webinar 'ESG Risk Management in Raw Material Sourcing: Regulation & Finance as Key Drivers' touches upon the ESG Due Diligence Regulations, which are becoming more prevalent and require both international and EU-based business to manage social and environmental risks in their supply chains. Alice Valvoda from RCS and Ramona Dauner from Citigroup cover how this impacts the raw material supply chain, as well as investors’ decisions and how investor ESG criteria impact supply chain actors who seek to futureproof their investability.
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Beyond CSRD compliance: Leveraging double materiality assessments as a strategic tool

ESG Acceleration Webinar: Strengthening Your Double Materiality Approach

This webinar presents a novel approach to conducting a double materiality assessment. While the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) requires companies to conduct a double materiality assessment to identify and disclose their most significant ESG impacts, the double materiality approach also has the potential to bring strategic value of the process. By incorporating a strategic lens into the assessment, companies are able to identify opportunities to enhance their sustainability performance, strengthen stakeholder relationships, and ultimately drive business growth. The webinar will pay special attention to the challenge of assessing a company’s societal impact.
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Staying Ahead: Methodology Changes for the CSA 2023

To stay competitive and ensure alignment with the most material topics and frameworks, S&P Global updates the methodology of its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) each year, and in 2023 the focus is on simplifying the questionnaire and enhancing the CSA accessibility. Download our summary of the methodology changes to review which of the updates are applicable to your industry, and what you should be prepared for.
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Main Webinar Learnings to Get Ready for the CSA 2023

On 7th of March 2023, Finch & Beak conducted a webinar summarizing the main trends and topics discussed during the in-person CSA Expert Training event held in Amsterdam the week prior. This article gives a brief summary of the webinar focusing on the new timeline and methodology changes for 2023 and best practices related to climate strategy, supply chain management and biodiversity.
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Discussing key takeaways from our 2023 CSA Expert Training

ESG Acceleration Webinar: CSA Expert Training Highlights

This webinar will provide a short summary of the key takeaways from Finch & Beak’s CSA Expert Training held on 2 March 2023, especially for those who haven’t been able to join live in Amsterdam. A key component to selecting companies for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices are S&P Global ESG Scores, which are calculated based on the results of the CSA. Lim Adriaenssens, Senior ESG Benchmarking Specialist at S&P Global Sustainable1 will share more about the main challenges in the climate, supply chain & biodiversity section of S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), elaborate on the then-just-released CSA 2023 timeline & methodology changes while Finch & Beak’s Nikkie Vinke will provide practical examples and give ESG acceleration tips for how best to prepare for the CSA 2023.
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Job Alert: Student Data Entry (part-time)

Due to the continued growth of our company, Finch & Beak is expanding its team. We are currently looking for a Student Data Entry (part-time).
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SLR’s Actions for Business Report 2023

SLR’s Actions for Business Report explores the topics that will shape the responsible and sustainable business agenda in 2023. The downloadable report includes key questions for your organization to consider and is intended to support your efforts in Making Sustainability Happen.
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Job Alert: Business Consultant Sustainability

Finch & Beak is a leading European consulting firm in the field of ESG, sustainability strategy and societal impact. 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. As of March 2022, Finch & Beak has joined market leader SLR Consulting to become part of a global, fast-growing network with more than 2300 professionals working from over 90 offices across the globe. To help our European clients accelerate their sustainability performance, we are looking for a Business Consultant with a passion for climate change challenges.
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Considering Where to Play and How to Win

ESG Acceleration Webinar: State of ESG 2023

In this ESG Acceleration Webinar, we discussed the key takeaways from Finch & Beak’s State of ESG 2023 report. ESG experts Nikkie Vinke and Josephin Schulz considered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) results for 2022, and provided helpful advice for organizations on where to play and how to win in ESG in 2023.
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