Increasing expectations from society and the growing significance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) criteria in how corporations are rated are raising the pressure on companies and industries. They have to realign their strategies and business models and relegitimise their actions with society, policy-makers and investors.
We structure, facilitate and accompany the development of a purpose statement that formulates the benefit the company offers to society and the contribution it makes to solving the issues to be faced in the future. By involving the executive board, we ensure that, rather than merely paying lip service, the purpose is verifiably at the core of a new licence to operate as specific proof points are set in the company’s strategy and in the action it takes.
We help companies to plan, prepare and implement a broad-based stakeholder dialogue and create communications platforms to involve relevant societal groups, policy-makers and investors in the strategic transformation. We provide support in communicating and establishing the purpose and strategy within the company and create a common understanding among managers and the workforce for the transformation process and the complex conditions surrounding it.
ESG criteria increasingly influence the reputation and positioning of companies. We advise our clients on how to finetune their ESG profile with investors and the capital markets. At the same time, we help to establish ESG requirements within the business processes and corporate culture and to get the managers and employees on board.
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REFRAMING BUSINESS – ESG TRANSFORMATION
AS AN EXISTENTIAL CHALLENGE
FOR THE REPUTATION OF CORPORATIONS