ESG Trans­for­ma­tion

Turn chal­lenges into oppor­tu­ni­ties: Start your ESG trans­for­ma­tion now and lever­age sus­tain­abil­i­ty for strate­gic growth.


Turn chal­lenges into oppor­tu­ni­ties: Start your ESG trans­for­ma­tion now and lever­age sus­tain­abil­i­ty for strate­gic growth.

For com­pa­nies that are pre­pared to grasp the oppor­tu­ni­ty, Envi­ron­men­tal, Social, Gov­er­nance (ESG) trans­for­ma­tion offers a path­way to build­ing more com­pet­i­tive, resilient, and future-ready businesses.

Poten­tial investors, cus­tomers, employ­ees, and busi­ness part­ners increas­ing­ly eval­u­ate how a com­pa­ny man­ages the impact of its oper­a­tions on peo­ple and plan­et, as well as how social, envi­ron­men­tal, and gov­er­nance fac­tors might impact the company.

Organ­i­sa­tions should adapt to this shift or risk see­ing an adverse impact on their business.

ESG offers a proven frame­work for orga­ni­za­tions to man­age such risks while posi­tion­ing them­selves to take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties to cre­ate stake­hold­er value.

By com­mit­ting to ful­ly inte­grat­ing ESG into their busi­ness mod­els, com­pa­nies can see a wide vari­ety of ben­e­fits, including:

  • Man­age ESG-related risks and take advan­tage of oppor­tu­ni­ties to cre­ate value
  • Access a larg­er pool of cap­i­tal at poten­tial­ly low­er cost
  • Attract new investors, cus­tomers, and talent
  • Enhance oper­a­tional performance
  • Build a stronger cor­po­rate brand and greater trust with all stakeholders
  • Attract a high ESG rating

To max­imise these ben­e­fits, com­pa­nies should be pre­pared to imple­ment a com­pre­hen­sive busi­ness trans­for­ma­tion and embed ESG fac­tors across the full spec­trum of their oper­a­tions, in align­ment with their exist­ing cor­po­rate strategy.

This process is a major com­mit­ment and involves nav­i­gat­ing a series of chal­lenges along the way.

From strat­e­gy to report­ing, Renoir Con­sult­ing offers end-to-end ESG trans­for­ma­tion ser­vices, including:

Stake­hold­er Engage­ment & Mate­ri­al­i­ty Assessment 

Iden­ti­fy the ESG fac­tors that mat­ter most to your company 

Gap Analysis 

Iden­ti­fy areas where its ESG prac­tices need improve­ment and allo­cate resources effectively 


Embed ESG into your Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance structure 


Cre­ate an action­able strat­e­gy and roadmap 


Fol­low through with your ESG transformation 


Com­mu­ni­cate your ESG strat­e­gy and per­for­mance using stan­dard­ised report­ing frameworks 

Stake­hold­er Engage­ment & Mate­ri­al­i­ty Assessment

Iden­ti­fy the ESG fac­tors that mat­ter most to your company.

Deter­min­ing the ESG fac­tors that are most mate­r­i­al to your busi­ness, and there­fore the fac­tors you should focus on, is the key to devel­op­ing an effec­tive strat­e­gy and action plan that will guide your company’s ESG transformation.

How­ev­er, with so many ESG top­ics to con­sid­er, get­ting start­ed with ESG can be a daunt­ing chal­lenge for any orga­ni­za­tion. Engag­ing with key stake­hold­ers to find out what mat­ters to them is the key to deter­min­ing your mate­r­i­al topics.

Renoir Con­sult­ing takes a sys­tem­at­ic approach to stake­hold­er engage­ment and mate­ri­al­i­ty assess­ment. We assess your organ­i­sa­tion’s most sig­nif­i­cant impacts on the econ­o­my, envi­ron­ment, and peo­ple, as well as how those fac­tors impact your organization.

In doing so, we can:

  1. Iden­ti­fy key inter­nal and exter­nal stakeholders
  2. Deter­mine effec­tive stake­hold­er engage­ment channels
  3. Design engage­ment sur­veys and questionnaires
  4. Con­duct stake­hold­er outreach
  5. Analyse feed­back to deter­mine what mat­ters to them
  6. Deter­mine and pri­ori­tise the list of mate­r­i­al ESG top­ics that will inform the strategy
  7. Con­duct a peer analy­sis to see how your ESG top­ics com­pare with indus­try leaders

In addi­tion, we can also pro­vide a bespoke stake­hold­er engage­ment pol­i­cy that sup­ports con­tin­u­ous engage­ment and mate­ri­al­i­ty assess­ment as your ESG jour­ney progresses.

ESG Gap Analy­sis: Assess­ing your readi­ness to move forward

Before devis­ing an ESG strat­e­gy, com­pa­nies should con­duct a Gap Analy­sis to assess the organisation’s ESG matu­ri­ty level.

A Gap Analy­sis enables you to assess your cur­rent ESG per­for­mance ver­sus objec­tives and iden­ti­fy the steps need­ed to achieve your ambi­tions. It bench­marks your com­pa­ny against peers, glob­al ESG lead­ers, indus­try best prac­tices, as well as glob­al and local ESG requirements.

By map­ping your company’s entire val­ue chain against ESG risks and oppor­tu­ni­ties, a com­pa­ny can devel­op a clear under­stand­ing of its ESG gaps and iden­ti­fy the process­es and mech­a­nisms that need to be imple­ment­ed to achieve ESG transformation.

Renoir Con­sult­ing can deliv­er a com­pre­hen­sive Gap Analy­sis report that identifies:

  1. Cur­rent ESG matu­ri­ty level
  2. Strate­gic ESG issues to focus on
  3. ESG Gaps com­pared to set tar­gets, peers, and best practices
  4. Rec­om­men­da­tions on how to bridge ESG gaps

Con­duct­ing a Gap Analy­sis is an essen­tial pre-requisite for iden­ti­fy­ing the path­way for an enhanced ESG per­for­mance, includ­ing set­ting spe­cif­ic goals, estab­lish­ing met­rics, and con­sid­er­ing what to report on.

Gov­er­nance: Embed­ding ESG into your Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance structure

Many com­pa­nies choose to del­e­gate respon­si­bil­i­ty for ESG to inter­nal depart­ments, but this is unlike­ly to achieve opti­mum results. ESG trans­for­ma­tion requires gov­er­nance to be embed­ded at the high­est lev­els of the organization.

This ensures that ESG is giv­en due weight and can be ful­ly inte­grat­ed with the cor­po­rate strat­e­gy, cul­ture and busi­ness mod­el in order to achieve max­i­mum impact.

The ben­e­fits of embed­ding ESG with­in the gov­er­nance struc­ture include:

  1. Bet­ter align­ment of your ESG strat­e­gy and cor­po­rate strategy
  2. More effec­tive and effi­cient imple­men­ta­tion of your ESG strategy
  3. More trans­paren­cy, account­abil­i­ty, and effec­tive over­sight of ESG mat­ters at Board level
  4. More effec­tive ESG risk assess­ment and management
  5. Reas­sure stake­hold­ers that ESG is a pri­or­i­ty for the company

How­ev­er, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to effec­tive ESG gov­er­nance. Renoir Con­sult­ing will analyse and assess your exist­ing gov­er­nance struc­ture and rec­om­mend a bespoke approach to embed­ding ESG.

We can advise on the most effec­tive struc­tures required to embed ESG into your busi­ness mod­el, including:

  1. Assign Board and Man­age­ment lev­el roles and responsibilities
  2. Estab­lish a Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Com­mit­tee and Char­ter to ensure effec­tive over­sight of ESG matters
  3. Embed ESG into the per­for­mance and remu­ner­a­tion structure
  4. Increase ESG knowl­edge and build inter­nal capac­i­ties at all lev­els of the company

Strat­e­gy: Cre­at­ing an action­able strat­e­gy and roadmap

Rec­og­niz­ing the poten­tial ben­e­fits and tak­ing the deci­sion to move for­ward is the first step on the road to ESG trans­for­ma­tion. Renoir Con­sult­ing sup­ports clients to nav­i­gate the com­plex­i­ty of ESG and devel­op a tai­lored strat­e­gy to achieve max­i­mum impact.

A com­pre­hen­sive ESG strat­e­gy should:

  1. Iden­ti­fy and pri­or­i­tize key mate­r­i­al ESG top­ics to achieve max­i­mum impact
  2. Be aligned with the exist­ing cor­po­rate strat­e­gy and growth plan
  3. Embed sus­tain­abil­i­ty into the Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance framework
  4. Embed ESG into the Risk Man­age­ment Framework
  5. Iden­ti­fy ESG Strate­gic Pil­lars, objec­tives, and initiatives
  6. Set KPIs and tar­gets to ensure progress over time
  7. Define poli­cies, pro­ce­dures, and best practices
  8. Cre­ate orga­ni­za­tion­al aware­ness and build inter­nal capacities
  9. Include mech­a­nisms to mon­i­tor, mea­sure, and report progress

By doing all of the above, com­pa­nies can define a clear roadmap to accel­er­ate their ESG trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney to dri­ve growth and cre­ate enter­prise and stake­hold­er value.

Imple­men­ta­tion: Fol­low­ing through with your ESG transformation

To achieve ESG trans­for­ma­tion, your strat­e­gy must be accom­pa­nied by effec­tive implementation.

How­ev­er, orga­ni­za­tions often lack the resources, in-house exper­tise, or struc­ture need­ed to imple­ment the strategy.

Renoir Con­sult­ing can design the nec­es­sary gov­er­nance struc­ture, and iden­ti­fy the resources and exper­tise required to ensure that the strat­e­gy is imple­ment­ed accord­ing to set deadlines.

In addi­tion, we sup­port clients to imple­ment ini­tia­tives that require niche ESG exper­tise, includ­ing net zero plans, cli­mate sce­nario analy­sis, or sus­tain­able sup­ply chain policies.

We can set up a Trans­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment Office (TMO) to over­see the imple­men­ta­tion of the ESG strat­e­gy. Oper­at­ing as an inde­pen­dent func­tion embed­ded with the client, the TMO will:

  1. Ensure close col­lab­o­ra­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion between Renoir and key inter­nal stakeholders
  2. Enable the effi­cient deploy­ment of exper­tise and resources
  3. Ensure imple­men­ta­tion of a uni­fied method­ol­o­gy and deliv­ery framework
  4. Ensure trans­par­ent and effec­tive project man­age­ment accord­ing to best practices
  5. Track progress and mea­sure out­comes against objectives

Renoir Con­sult­ing guides clients through the entire imple­men­ta­tion process to ensure effec­tive ESG transformation.

ESG Report­ing: Com­mu­ni­cat­ing your ESG strat­e­gy and performance

Report­ing enables organ­i­sa­tions to be trans­par­ent and com­mu­ni­cate their ESG strat­e­gy and per­for­mance to key stake­hold­ers, who increas­ing­ly take ESG per­for­mance into account when mak­ing decisions.

It also sup­ports the ESG trans­for­ma­tion jour­ney, by enabling com­pa­nies to track their progress over time. Com­pa­nies can use the report as a bench­mark and a plat­form to refine their strat­e­gy or set more ambi­tious goals to advance their journey.

How­ev­er, com­pa­nies look­ing to get start­ed face a vari­ety of chal­lenges, including:

  1. Choos­ing appro­pri­ate report­ing stan­dards and frameworks
  2. Apply­ing the stan­dards effectively
  3. Align­ing dif­fer­ent stan­dards if using more than one
  4. Choos­ing which ESG top­ics to report on (Mate­ri­al­i­ty Assessment)
  5. Gath­er­ing qual­i­ta­tive and quan­ti­ta­tive data
  6. Cal­cu­lat­ing GHG emissions
  7. Choos­ing an appro­pri­ate for­mat and struc­ture for the report

Renoir Consulting’s pro­pri­etary report­ing process address­es these challenges.

We ensure that your report will:

  1. Com­ply with applic­a­ble report­ing regulations
  2. Be ful­ly aligned with report­ing stan­dards and oth­er local/global ESG initiatives
  3. Reflect your com­pa­ny’s per­for­mance on all key mate­r­i­al ESG topics
  4. Cap­ture the var­i­ous ESG relat­ed ini­tia­tives that have been imple­ment­ed dur­ing the year
  5. Con­tain accu­rate data that sat­is­fies the needs of all key stakeholders
  6. Be clear­ly struc­tured and pre­sent­ed to tell a com­pelling story

Renoir Con­sult­ing man­ages the entire report­ing process, cul­mi­nat­ing in a report that con­tains a wealth of decision-useful data and deliv­ers max­i­mum impact.

Lack­ing data to val­i­date or sup­port key busi­ness decisions 

Lack of knowl­edge to define a cohe­sive busi­ness or data strategy 

Low speed to mar­ket and trou­ble adapt­ing quick­ly to cus­tomer and mar­ket needs 

High oper­a­tional costs due to lengthy data pro­cess­ing times 

ESG Prod­ucts

From strat­e­gy to report­ing, Renoir Con­sult­ing offers end-to-end ESG trans­for­ma­tion ser­vices, including:

ESG Reporting 

Com­mu­ni­cate your ESG strat­e­gy and performance. 

ESG Transformation 

Turn chal­lenges into oppor­tu­ni­ties and lever­age sus­tain­abil­i­ty for strate­gic growth. 

ESG Cli­mate Action & Decarbonisation 

Build a plan to low­er green­house gas emis­sions and sup­port clean energy. 

ESG Sus­tain­able Sup­ply Chain 

Tack­le the last mile of your sus­tain­abil­i­ty trans­for­ma­tion togeth­er with part­ners and suppliers. 

ESG for Finan­cial Services 

Man­age risks and seize sus­tain­able invest­ment opportunities. 

Why Renoir

Focus on real outcomes 

At Renoir, we have broad expe­ri­ence in assist­ing com­pa­nies to ben­e­fit from ESG imple­men­ta­tions, deliv­er­ing real busi­ness outcomes. 

We assist busi­ness­es to min­imise risks and max­imise their return on invest­ment by iden­ti­fy­ing ESG oppor­tu­ni­ties and pro­vide prac­ti­cal, sus­tain­able solutions. 

Mea­sur­able Results 

Our ESG Trans­for­ma­tion method­ol­o­gy enables to quick­ly analyse oppor­tu­ni­ties in any busi­ness and com­mits to deliv­er­ing real, mea­sur­able busi­ness outcomes. 

We will analyse your organ­i­sa­tion and build a prac­ti­cal pro­gram with you to imple­ment sus­tain­able solutions. 

Experts in Adoption 

As part of the engage­ment, Renoir are experts in tak­ing projects to full, sus­tain­able adop­tion using our behav­iour­al and cul­tur­al change methodologies. 

This approach guar­an­tees that we leave the organ­i­sa­tion and your peo­ple with the abil­i­ty to con­tin­ue grow­ing val­ue long after the project is delivered. 

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