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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Questions & Desired Learning Outcomes for TCFD Webinar

With climate impacts continuing to have real implications on organizations and as climate reporting pressure from investors increases, having a climate strategy in place has become essential. On Tuesday 24 May from 15:00 – 16:00, CEST Finch & Beak will host an ESG Acceleration webinar on TCFD to discuss how the recommendations from the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), can be used as a helpful alignment tool for organizations to better understand their climate-related risks and opportunities.
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Leveraging TCFD to Strengthen Your Climate Strategy

Climate change requires urgent action. It’s the next high-impact, high-probability risk facing organizations, and needs to be on the radar of forward-thinking business leaders. Future-proofing an organization requires a strong climate strategy and using the TCFD recommendations to understand and manage climate-related risks and opportunities is a great starting point. This article suggests five questions, aligned with TCFD, to ask when developing a climate strategy.
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ESG Maturity In The Chemical Distribution Industry

To establish the ESG maturity of the growing Chemical Distribution market, Finch & Beak recently conducted a benchmarking study of 38 European companies. A comprehensive 25-page report provides valuable insights into what market leaders are doing, with best-case examples and elaborates on the main challenges of and opportunities in this evolving industry. This article summarizes the key takeaways of the extensive study.
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May 24, 2022

ESG Acceleration Webinar: TCFD - Beyond Risks and Reporting

The demands for global market participants to progress on climate-related disclosure and transparency are increasing to enable a more resilient world economy. In this webinar, Steve Hather Group Chief Risk Officer at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company will share more about how they have used TCFD to better understand climate risks and opportunities as part of their inspiring ESG strategy (Mission 2025) and Sam Gill, Principal Climate Change Consultant at SLR Consulting will make the case for why TCFD is beneficial, elaborate on the climate risk analysis process and share some best practice tips.
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Making Sense of the Materiality Debate

Determining the most suitable materiality approach can at first seem confusing. However, asking relevant questions will assist you in choosing the best approach, process, and tools to ensure materiality forms the foundation for embedding ESG in your business strategy. In this article Germán Saenz, of Corporate Citizenship – part of SLR, suggests important questions to ask and provides guidance to help you make sense of the materiality debate.
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Accelerating Sustainability: Finch & Beak Joins SLR Consulting

To accelerate sustainability at an even faster pace, Finch & Beak has officially joined SLR Consulting as of 18 March 2022. Both companies have, for the past 25 years, helped clients to achieve their sustainability goals. By combining the ESG industry experience that Finch & Beak has with the experience SLR has as a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions we will be able to expand both of our companies’ work into new markets.
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Activating Your 2022 CSA Approach: Tips & Take-Aways

Clearly identified material issues, a strong sustainability strategy, and a solid ESG program are important building blocks for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). On Wednesday 9 March 2022, Finch & Beak hosted a webinar focused on activating your CSA approach for the 2022 CSA submission. Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1, shared his insights about current ESG trends, how ESG is evolving, and the methodology changes for the CSA 2022. Finch & Beak’s Nikkie Vinke elaborated on ESG activation and shared practical suggestions for setting up a 2022 successful CSA campaign. This article summarizes the key takeaways of the session and includes the downloadable checklist with the three acceleration tips for CSA activation.
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Preparing for an Effective ESG Ratings Season: 5 Tips to Get Ready

As the corporate reporting season is in full swing, ESG ratings such as those that determine the constituents of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and CDP A-list are opening their assessments soon. If your company has decided to participate in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), this article proposes five steps to use the remaining months wisely and get ready for the CSA to open in early April.
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ESG Acceleration Webinar: Activating Your CSA 2022 Approach

During this webinar, we deep-dived into setting up for successful participation in S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment in 2022. Keynote speaker Edoardo Gai, Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking at S&P Global Sustainable1, gave insights into the key trends driving the ESG agenda, and the methodology changes for this year's CSA.
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ESG Ratings: Index, Impact or Both?

Just before the results of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), were announced, Finch & Beak conducted an ESG survey among DJSI-eligible companies. In the attached report, you can find the main survey results. The overall conclusion from 143 respondents is that for most of the companies, the undesirable trade-off between index and impact occurs frequently due to mounting workloads to generate ESG data and the absence of standards. The report suggests solutions to avoid the 'reporting trap' by scoping sustainability performance as a supply chain challenge, avoiding over-instrumentalism by engaging closely with stakeholders, and selecting and prioritizing the right ESG benchmarks.
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