Companies large and small are responding to the desires of employees, investors, regulators, and stakeholders for better corporate citizenship. Where does your company fit in this evolving landscape? How sustainable is your company? Is your organization inclusive? Do you have ESG policies in place? Does your business track its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or carbon footprint? Is your company analyzing its value chain according to new rules imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)? Has your company considered becoming a B Corp or Benefit Corporation?
Tired of corporate greenwashing? Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are increasing scrutinization of companies’ advertisements and promotion of product sourcing and sustainability. We help companies properly communicate the sustainability and impact attributes of their products and services.
Transform your business. The SEC is implementing new requirements for companies to quantify GHG data, address climate change risks in decision making, and analyze environmental impacts all along corporate value chains. We help companies understand value chain analysis, establish protocols for meeting SEC requirements, and properly messaging its stakeholders in financial and public reporting.
Innovate responsibly. Sustainable innovation involves making intentional changes to a company’s products, services, or processes to generate long-term social and environmental benefits while creating economic profits for the company. We help companies implement improved supply chains, source and access new technologies, protect and monetize innovative intellectual property, and strategize for a sustainable future.
Corporate & Shareholder Communications
How do you communicate your corporate ESG? As companies grow, their board, shareholder, and public communications necessarily become more formal and technical. Communicating corporate ESG activities and values is an art within this formality. We help companies properly message ESG and take actions in furtherance of ESG goals.
Benefit Corporations & B Corps
Be a B Corp! Benefit Corporation, B Corp, and ESG, these designations all concern businesses operating with social and environmental objectives or considerations. B Corps are for-profit businesses certified by the non-profit organization B Lab as meeting “the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” Benefit Corporations are incorporated in a distinct legal form to protect corporate values from shareholder activism. B Corps are certified by the private non-profit B Lab, whereas benefit companies are legal entities recognized by state governments. We help companies incorporate as or convert to benefit corporations, and help companies implement broader ESG policies aligned with or for the purpose of B Corp certification.
Traditionally, M&A due diligence only considered financial and legal opportunities and risks. Due diligence now frequently includes many ESG factors such as diversity and inclusion metrics and policies, environmental life cycle analysis, data privacy controls, and stakeholder inclusion frameworks. We help companies account for mergers and acquisition during due diligence reviews and strategize for consolidated ESG frameworks that survive such M&A actions.