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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are some of the most important facing our world today.

 Moore Global can help your business meet its ESG goals through our unique ESG Framework. Our framework is not only easy to implement and understand but can help you create fundamental change within your business.

With a wealth of international knowledge and experience, Moore Global ESG has the expertise to make sure your company can be transparent about social responsibility requirements and become the business you aspire it to be.

At Moore Global, we are here to help you thrive in a changing world.


 

Environmental, Social, and Governance

Environmental

Our unique ESG framework can help you transform your company’s environmental and sustainability objectives. Full transparency around your environmental credentials, frameworks and policies is essential to build relationships with stakeholders and manage your external reputation.

Social

Employment equality, diversity, good working conditions, supply chain management and understanding the impacts on neighboring communities are just some of the areas of focus for a socially responsible firm.

Governance

Strong Governance is key to any ESG strategy. Our framework can support your business, ensuring correct policies are in place, and that your ethics and values are upheld. The three pillars of ESG reporting are interchangeable. Our experts can advise on what policies are required to create real change within your business.

Moore Global’s ESG Approach

There are a number of factors to take into account when considering the best approach to ESG – and Moore has created bespoke solutions for clients across the world and in many different sectors.
We are guided by how our clients view the relevance and importance of having an ESG strategy.
Some believe it improves their ability to manage risks, while others want to capitalise on opportunities to enhance enterprise value. Many feel a sense of responsibility to minimise negative environmental impacts and maximise their social obligations.
Some countries and jurisdictions have mandatory ESG and sustainability-related reporting requirements, while others adopt either a comply-or-explain approach or champion voluntary adoption of best practice.
Organisations should also be alive to the fact that sustainability-related materiality is dynamic and can evolve as circumstances change.
Our first consideration is to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. We then consider what additional reporting practices, ratings, frameworks and standards are relevant to specific industries or sectors. These are important to benchmark our clients against their peers.
Finally, we incorporate our client’s overall view of ESG into the bespoke service offering.

Moore Global's Guide to ESG

WHAT IS ESG?

ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social and Governance and has become a commonly-used investment term to describe the sustainability performance and ultimate sustainability of companies and organizations. There is a substantial amount of overlap between ESG and sustainability with many companies and organizations, practitioners and standards-setting bodies often using the terms interchangeably. There is a widespread view that ESG is primarily focused on the assessment of how ESG or sustainability-related risks and opportunities can create, preserve or erode an organisation’s enterprise value. ESG reporting is also primarily focused on providing decision-useful information to the financial and capital markets….

WHY IS ESG A BUSINESS IMPERATIVE?

Research has shown a direct correlation between embedded sustainability and improved organisational performance. Therefore, it makes plain business sense to embed ESG and sustainability into an organisation’s strategy and operations. Improving risk management Organisations are not only exposed to ESG risks in their own operations but also in their wider supply chains. The Covid pandemic is an example of such systemic and interconnected issues affecting organisations at all levels. Incorporating ESG risks into the overall enterprise risk management enables leaders to develop robust long-term adaptive strategies. Driving innovation Adopting a sustainability mindset generates innovative solutions. ESG compliance has led to…..

ESG: THE OPPOSITE OF GREENWASHING

Companies and organisations are increasingly under pressure to improve their ESG disclosure and the perceived “eco-friendliness” of their products and services. However, there is also the potential for “greenwashing” if companies and organisations overreach. That can put the efficacy of ESG practices and investment at risk. The term “greenwashing” was coined by environmentalist Jay Westerveld in 1986. He criticized the way hotels framed the “save the towel” initiative in purely environmental terms when, in fact, it was actually a financial strategy to reduce operating costs. Since 1986 the concept of greenwashing has become more pronounced, to the extent that regulators are developing rules and provisions to prevent and punish greenwashing. Despite the accelerated use and sophistication of greenwashing, there is no universal definition.

ESG Insights

Greenwashing, what does it mean?

“Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly.” Investopedia

The ESG Chameleons

A chameleon is defined as “a person who often changes his or her beliefs or behavior in order to please others or to succeed.” (Mirriam Webster) Just like Greenwashing, companies indicate that they have ESG and/or CSR policies in place – but when push comes to shove, they cry over spilt oil.

The History of Sustainable Reporting

Where did the idea of sustainable reporting come from and what exactly is sustainable development? “the capacity of natural resources to support life is limited, and therefore the needs of future generations should always be taken into consideration. Thus, within the framework of the relationship between the economy and the environment, economic development should be sustained by supporting all life on Earth and preserving natural resources.”

Key Contacts

Mary Tressel

Moore Global ESG Leader
Armanino LLP

Alexa-Rae Sebba

Moore Global ESG Project Manager
Moore Johannesburg

Jeff Blackbeard

Global Director
Moore Global Network Limited

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Moore Global ESG Leaders