Services for Business
Sustainability Governance Advisory
There are various ways a company can structure its Sustainability governance. It is important to understand what dynamic would work well within your business and how we can help you achieve the optimal governance structure. Key considerations include the Board's composition, Roles & Responsibilities as well as related policies that need to be introduced.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues have been gaining growing prominence at a global level. Within this evolving regulatory framework, all corporations, need to adapt and comply accordingly as well as educate their employees in order to understand the importance of Sustainability and be in a position to comprehend global developments, principles and practices; develop, report and communicate ESG policies to stakeholders; implement & evaluate action plans and secure that compliance is achieved within applicable regulations. Through its training programs, Grow's certified professional trainers, offer a thorough review of ESG and Sustainability, the regulatory developments at the European and global level, the requirements that need to be met by corporations and how a company’s relevant ESG performance can be best reported and communicated. We also offer more practical workshops that will help you define your organization’s purpose statement, map stakeholders and how to best engage with them.
Materiality is the central point of sustainable development. Material issues are those that reflect significant economic, environmental and social impacts resulting from the organization’s activities. During this process we must take into account the company’s vision and strategic direction, as well as the KPI’s proposed by internationally recognized frameworks for sustainable development such as the Global Reporting Initiative & the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Corporate Sustainability Reporting
At Grow, we compose Corporate Sustainability Reports based on the Internationally acknowledged Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards by disclosing the organization’s impacts on material topics as identified in the Materiality Matrix. Tell your sustainability story in a way that can be heard by company leadership, investors, owners, customers and all stakeholders. Together with you we will define clear KPI’s that will enable you to measure the effectiveness of your impact strategy and tweak it accordingly in case it’s not working that well. There is a mass of sustainability information out there. We can help you cut through the information overload to focus on the right things in the right order with the right level of ambition to allow you to effectively and simply identify, prioritize, manage and communicate your sustainability performance.
ESG Strategy Advisory
A good ESG strategy provides the basis for all sound business decisions. It can build resilience, improve performance and meet high level strategic business objectives. The ESG Strategy formulation includes specific goals on the material issues raised in the sustainability report. When developing an ESG strategy, companies must consider many aspects, including their scale as well as the industry and the markets in which they operate. There is no one size fits all when it comes to ESG strategy and it takes careful consideration and planning by an expert. Achieving your strategic goals requires clear and meaningful plans and pathways for action. Structured action and management plans that will guide your progress, assist on its implementation and report on the results of the actions agreed on. Clear KPI’s need to be defined that will enable you to measure the effectiveness of your impact strategy
To keep the planet from warming more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, most countries have goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reach net zero through national policies. Achieving this will require rapid decarbonization of all sectors and companies must be able to understand and manage their GHG risk if they are to ensure long-term success in a competitive business environment, and to be prepared for future national or regional climate policies. At Grow we help businesses, through the use of global standards and protocols (e.g ISO 14064-1:2018 and GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard), with the quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. We guide you through the design, development, management, reporting and verification of your organization's GHG inventory and our services are always based on relevance, completeness, consistency, transparency and accuracy.
ESG Risk Management
Businesses face an evolving landscape of ESG-related risks that can impact their profitability, success and even survival. Given the unique impacts and dependencies of ESG-related risks, we have developed guidance to help our clients better understand the full spectrum of these risks and to manage and disclose them effectively. Each company has different ESG risks depending on its business model; internal and external environment; product or services mix; mission, vision and core values etc. So there isn’t a pre-determined list of these risks. We don't only focus on risks and negative effects (such as revenue reduction or reputation damage) but also positive impacts and opportunities such as an emerging market for new products or cost savings initiatives.
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
It is extremely important that an organization- especially ones with large supply chains- aligns its culture and values with their external partners and suppliers. It’s not enough that we demonstrate responsibility in all aspects of our operation. Our partners must too. Effective sustainability increasingly requires management up and down the value chain. Issues in one part of the chain can impact others.
We live in a world where the more attention something gets, the greater the impact it has. The best campaigns are built around stories. So to successfully communicate your sustainability actions, you must tell your sustainability story in a way that can be heard by company leadership, investors, owners, customers and all stakeholders. You must determine where and how you can make the most impact and then package that in a world driven by mass and social media to make it more newsworthy, shareable, and viral. You must also consider the best ways to raise attention to both your efforts but also the cause you are trying to support.
How can you grow sustainably, optimize processes, products and services in a way that makes your organization more resilient?
We help you define what Sustainability means to your organization - today and on the long term
We convert your Sustainability ambition into a tailor-made ESG strategy that aligns your day-to-day business reality
We integrate your corporate identity in a sustainable corporate behavior that stretches into all operational disciplines transforming your organization into a decent corporate citizen
We provide real know-how, experience and exploration of the newest trends and best practices in the field of ESG and Sustainable Development
We are here to support you and your company in analyzing possible areas of action for improved ESG performance, develop, implement and regularly monitor your Sustainability projects. It's from these core values and activities where real value can be added to your brand, your people and your world
Through your partnership with us you can:
Improve your relations with stakeholders
Achieve higher customer satisfaction
Motivate your personnel
Lower costs and increase profit
Build a positive image of your company