Sustainability

Shared values allow us to collaborate on societal-impact projects that connect stakeholders with opportunities for sustainable returns:
• Sustainable Communities
• Shared Values Creation
• Climate Change Action

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

We help clients make better decisions, integrate sustainability into their business and create vital solutions to build sustainable communities.

We enable communities to realise their economic potential. Farmers in developing countries have difficulty accessing financing, so we facilitate critical working capital to transition to sustainable agriculture. We are trusted to deliver high-value insights and thinking to help companies understand sustainability issues and make better decisions. We facilitate powerful dialogues and collaborations because only by building great relationships can we accelerate progress at the pace and scale required. We influence at senior level, helping leaders integrate sustainability into core business strategy and operations.

Embracing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The global sustainability agenda urges us to check how the SDGs connect to national sustainable development agendas. We work with governments to effectively implement the SDGs on a national scale. For our corporate clients, our work aims to achieve a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions. We drive the debate on the capacities and implications of sustainability policies.

 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

SHARED VALUES. SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP. DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

SHARED VALUES CREATION

“The purpose of the firm must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit. It will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy.” Michael E. Porter

Maximising options for present and future generations

We help clients design strategies focused on creating measurable value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their business. We understand that creating both business and social value helps a company’s offering stand apart from the competition. At its best, business is about innovating to meet society’s needs and to build a profitable enterprise. Therefore, we take measurement approaches that link social and business results are vital to unlocking shared value for companies and scalable solutions to social problems.

Creating Shared Value

The next transformation of business thinking lies in the principle of shared value: creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society by addressing its needs and challenges. It is a new way to achieve economic success by designing corporate policies and practices that enhance the competitive advantage and profitability of the company while simultaneously advancing socio-economic conditions in the communities in which it operates.

Shared Value Measurement

When companies do not understand or rigorously track the interdependency between social and business results, they miss important opportunities for innovation, growth, and sustainable social impact at scale. An approach to shared value measurement that focuses on the interaction between business and social results is among the most important tools to drive shared value in practice.

 

TESTIMONIALS

An accomplished professional advisor with strong expertise in corporate finance and major project management. He was collaborative, decisive, and had strong consulting and strategic planning skills.
Chief Revenue Officer, Technology Co.
They bring immense knowledge, professionalism and zeal to every project collaboration and economic development initiatives in Africa.
Manager, Big4 Firm
They showed great initiative and commitment in planning and executing a highly successful project. The ability to collaborate effectively and oversee various aspects of the implementation were integral to this outcome.
Consultant, McKinsey

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

Bringing value to the natural environment

We are on a mission to scale up climate action and transform landscapes and livelihoods by placing a value on the ecosystem services that support our planet and creating a demand for the amazing benefits they provide. We value environmental regeneration and reduce carbon by connecting consumers and businesses to the world’s most important ecosystems such as forests that store vast volumes of carbon and are critical for biodiversity and local livelihoods. By advocating zero-deforestation supply chains, we also help communities assess their carbon footprint to reduce climate risk. In doing so, we advise our clients to choose products that have a positive impact on people and planet.

Partnership for the Goals

We partner with investors, businesses and consumers to make natural solutions to climate change meaningful, real and accessible. For example, we use the carbon market to enable innovative, market-driven business solutions to deliver climate action. Using a price on carbon goes a long way to saving forests plus delivering additional benefits such as protecting species habitat, and sustaining local livelihoods. Through working with us, our customers achieve their climate goals, engage their stakeholders, advance Sustainable Development Goals and create climate positive products.

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS APPROACH

Sustainability Factors’ Value Addition

Creating products and services with a positive net impact proves that you’re a responsible member of society. We have developed a forward-looking ESG screening process that enables us to seek out companies that look after their people, communities and environment. We believe that sustainability issues such as environmental, social and governance factors directly affect long-term business profitability and therefore an investment approach that addresses these issues is crucial to effective asset management. Today, the scale of the ESG issues facing emerging markets is now reshaping the economic landscape, creating new challenges and opportunities for companies operating in these regions. It is the appreciation of these issues that we incorporate into our investment process.

Creating solutions for today & tomorrow

We believe in the power and responsibility of business, working in partnership with government and civil society, to create a prosperous and sustainable economy. We believe that leadership is the key to making this transition. We understand the need to reconcile long-term sustainability with short-term results. That’s why we focus on delivering value here for the journey ahead.