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ESG has become a critical element of business success. By addressing short and long term ESG risks, companies can become more resilient, efficient, and profitable. If you want to win more tenders, attract talent or comply with new government regulations, now is the time to improve your ESG.

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    The team

  • SME. Privately owned or listed business. Multinationals. AIM Listed Companies. Public/social sector organisations.

    Who we can help

  • ESG BASELINE ASSESSMENT. ESG STRATEGY. ESG ACTION PLAN. MATERIALITY ASSESSMENT. CARBON FOOTPRINT. SUSTAINABILITY REPORTS.

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Your business blueprint to sustainable transformation

TAKING THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY?

Our qualified ESG experts offer a pathway that positions your business for net zero transformation. We support clients’ move towards a triple bottom line approach – people, planet, and profit – to create a meaningful and measurable sustainable future.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, SME, privately owned or listed business, a multinational, AIM Listed company or public or social sector organisation, we will tailor your ESG pathway to your specific needs.
From day one, you will gain an ESG Pathway Partner who will take the time to understand your sector and your business needs. Our team of industry experts and global sustainability specialists bring a depth of knowledge and credibility backed up by ESG credentials from Cambridge University, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Our team will walk with you on your sustainability journey step by step, and support you start to finish. We cover all aspects of ESG to deliver meaningful change for you and your business, everything from:
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Conducting materiality assessments
  • Developing a sustainability strategy
  • Setting KPIs and Net Zero targets
  • Reporting on progress
  • Assurance

 

WHAT IS ESG AND WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?

ESG is a framework to understand how an organisation measures and reports on Environmental, Social, and Governance topics. 

First and foremost, ESG is essential to meet today’s needs without endangering future generations.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Members in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

Responsible businesses that take action sooner rather than later will impact the world as well as benefitting their business.

TOP 5 BUSINESS BENEFITS OF ESG ACTION

1. Competitive advantage
Companies that pursue ESG have been shown to be up to 6x more profitable. Both customers and investors are demanding companies become more sustainable and reduce their negative impacts on the world.

2. Access to finance and insurance
ESG focused financing is on the rise. Companies that consider reputational risk factors and mitigate concerns maybe able to access funds at reduced rates.

3. Cost saving
Reducing a company’s use of resources and improving operational efficiencies can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

4. Full compliance
With an expert team behind you, you can place confidence in the fact that your business will meet existing and forthcoming Sustainability Reporting Standards in the UK and EU.

5. Retention and attraction of talent
Employees at ‘mission-driven’ companies have 40% higher levels of employee retention. Younger employees are choosing to work for more sustainable companies, and leaving companies that fail to improve.

YOUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

If your business is ready to start its sustainability journey or you want to improve your existing processes, our ESG experts can help. Whether it’s setting an strategy, reducing your Scope 3 emissions, pursuing B Corp certification or more, we can set you on the right path and help you monitor the right data that measures the full scope of your company’s ESG influence.

ESG Baseline Assessment
Map your company’s progress on its sustainability journey

Materiality Assessment
Identify the environmental, social, and governance issues most important to your company’s stakeholders

Carbon Footprint
Calculate your company’s greenhouse gas emissions and environmental effects

ESG Action Plan
Focus on key activities to maximise your impact using a strategy simplified for small businesses

Sustainability Reports
Mapping your progress in ESG through transparent cross border reports

To get you started, we will work with you to assess your specific needs and guide you through the process. Our comprehensive onboarding process ensures that our teams understand your priorities and the detail of your business. Once we’re up and running, we’ll continually refine both processes and reporting to ensure your business is achieving its potential. Plus there’s access to ongoing training for you and your team if and when you need it.

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  • AAB’s Corporate Finance team provided us with expert financial and commercial advice within an extremely tight window within one working day of it being requested. We were against a very tight deadline and without the team we would not have met it.

    Paul Mosson, Law Society of Scotland

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    Alasdair Green, ESG Partner and author of ESG diligence

    ESG Diligence: The Key To Sustainable M&A Transactions

    In today’s dynamic investment landscape, the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors has become more than just a trend. It is emerging to be strategically imperative alongside other more traditional performance measures such as profitability and financial performance. …

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    ESG – Your business blueprint to sustainable transformation

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