ESG and leading change in professional services

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices of companies is an increasingly important area and the professional services industry is no exception. Environmental and social concerns are becoming important in recruitment and retention, winning business and in attracting investment. Firms need to evolve into more responsible and sustainable businesses of the future. 

ESG is real priority for us and we wanted to start discussions with our clients in the professional services sector on this agenda. We want to explore how businesses can embark on long-term change and embed ESG into the decision-making and behaviours. Professional services firms are driven by people and it is people that have the strongest influence on the adoption of ESG initiatives.

Join our discussions

We are hosting a series of three online events as a platform to share ideas and approaches.

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Understanding ESG and its importance in the professional services world

In this session our speakers gave an introduction into what the E,S&G each stand for, exploring the ideology of ESG, the ESG landscape and its importance in the professional services industry.

LISTEN HERE

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Creating and embedding your ESG strategy

In this session our speakers will discuss how to build an ESG strategy and why ESG needs to be embedded into the decision-making and behaviours of a company.

WATCH HERE

Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 08:30 – 09:30

ESG reporting and tracking progress

In this session our speakers will explore the why of reporting. They’ll outline the mandatory reporting requirements and frameworks, what action your business needs to take next and discuss the commitment to long term change.

WATCH HERE

A commitment to long term change

In advance of these events, we surveyed our professional services clients to understand where they are on the ESG journey. It was really positive to see that all respondents either have an ESG strategy in place or it is being considered. There is an opportunity however for this to evolve, with only 28% stating that their ESG objectives are linked to the business’ strategy and only 28% stating that they have identified and assigned an individual or a team with accountability for the business’ ESG strategy and fulfilment.

If you would like to share your views, please complete our 10 quick ESG questions.

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