The transition to a low carbon economy is bringing both risk and commercial opportunity. One result of that is that interest in Environmental Social Governance (ESG) strategies is rising rapidly. If your business is considering writing its ESG strategy, or if you’d like to understand more about the specifics contributing to their mounting prominence, this podcast is for you.
In this episode, partner and renewable energy law expert, Martin Whiteford, is joined by Katie Jeffery, associate at ITP Energised, and Rupert Clark-Lowes, founder and director of Orbis Advisory. They discuss the multiple factors that combine to support the notion that every company should have a clear ESG strategy.
ESG factors are progressively impacting the business value of companies across all sectors. Customers are increasingly inspecting businesses and scrutinising their ESG frameworks prior to making the decision to purchase goods and services. This is putting pressure onto businesses to demonstrate sustainability, transparency, and ultimately, a more candid way of working.
One example of this is that investment managers are experiencing growing pressure to ensure that investments are sustainable and that the companies that their clients are investing with are striving toward reaching net-zero targets. Further, limited partners and pensions funds are increasingly putting pressure on the companies that they invest assets into to demonstrate sustainability. There are many similar examples across the full spectrum of industries, some of which we discuss during the episode.