Issues identification & materiality mapping
Stakeholder dialogue & engagement programme
Positioning & corporate storytelling
Change management & employee communications
Sustainability & integrated reporting
Today companies are measured on how they manage their ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) issues as well as their commercial performance.
We believe that ESG needs to be integrated into your purpose and business strategy to achieve lasting value creation and earn the trust of investors and stakeholders.
ESG makes good business sense. It’s about more than managing risk, ESG drives business benefits that lead to market differentiation while demonstrating compliance including:
No business is perfect when it comes to ESG – as issues evolve so does an ESG programme. It requires a sustained approach.
As communications experts, we help clients to identify, manage and communicate their competing priorities. Our capability is in strategy, reputation and risk management, understanding policy and regulatory environments, stakeholder engagement, capital markets, information design, reporting and storytelling.
We also bring an understanding of the various frameworks including UN Sustainable Development Goals, Integrated Reports, Global Reporting Initiative and climate-related disclosure requirements.
We collaborate with other technical experts to translate complex concepts into accessible, quality content that builds understanding.
Research shows, financial metrics are no longer enough. According to the Acumen Edelman Trust Barometer 88% of institutional investors subject ESG to the same scrutiny as operational and financial considerations. Your company purpose and values influence important stakeholder behaviours – half of New Zealanders buy brands, choose where they work or invest based on their beliefs and values.