In this edition we look at the importance of collaboration – the need for organisations to work together to achieve their mutual ESG targets – particularly around issues such as decarbonatisation. Rich Hall from RSM points out in our first article that such collaboration efforts can get blocked by organisations’ commercial interests. He says: “From a legal perspective, we need new forms of contract, new terms and conditions that better reflect the types of partnership model that are specifically designed to support the decarbonisation agenda.”
Another type of working together on ESG is the sharing of data and metrics. Our second article looks at how data is changing real estate market practice, with lenders, property owners and buyers now using climate risk data to make better informed decisions and avoid funding or buying properties at increased risk of climate-enhanced coastal erosion, flooding and subsidence.
Our third article also looks at collaboration and data sharing – in particular, improving the quality of data and analysis available to foster greater gender equality in the access to funding for female founded business throughout their life cycle.
I hope this, our latest ESG report provides information, ideas and inspiration to organisations to act, whatever the size or nature of your business and whatever point on the ESG journey you are on.
Stuart Little, Head of Advisory Services