Environmental, Social & Governance
Managing Partner, Innovation, Solutions and Corporate Development
Executive Director, Risk Management
CPA, MBA, CIA, CITP, CISA
Head of Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Societal Impact
Principal, Chief of Staff
Principal, General Counsel
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has emerged as much more than a responsibility. It’s an opportunity to build a more sustainable business and a key differentiator to enhance relevancy and trust with organization stakeholders. Built strategically, an ESG program creates valuable impact within your organization, your community and for the planet for years to come.
A strong and meaningful ESG program can set a vision for an organization’s environmental and societal influence, providing value both internally and externally.
Establishing environmental goals can help reduce your carbon footprint, determine your sourcing strategy and set a foundation for how to eliminate unnecessary waste. From a social impact lens, you can build a meaningful diversity program, enhance employee health and make lasting changes in your community.
And by building a strong governance foundation, you can diversify your board, enhance business ethics, increase stakeholder transparency and protect privacy.
These are a sampling of the many benefits of a strong, customized program that will help your organization reach the sustainability goals that matter most.
We understand the complexities organizations face regarding ESG strategy, compliance requirements and stakeholder pressures. We'll meet you where you are. Through an industry-forward lens, we help organizations manage risk, innovate, and create and protect value through detailed execution of ESG initiatives.
As stakeholders continue to demand more environmentally and socially responsible products and services, organizations are expected to respond. Your organization’s ESG program needs to be aligned with the overall business strategy and mimic what is material to the firm. Where is your organization on the ESG journey? We can help assess, strategize and execute.
Today, organizations can face many emerging risks, including operational, transitional, climate-related, compliance/regulatory and financial, which can create significant challenges if not addressed. In the context of your organization’s operations and strategic plans, performing an ESG risk assessment can identify environmental, social and governance elements while incorporating the associated materiality and reporting requirements (e.g., SASB/GRI), as applicable. Be proactive, stay ahead of the competition and ensure your organization is set up for success.
To do so, we will:
Organizations are facing regulatory, reputational and financial risks due to an increase in climate transparency requirements. Take action to identify climate-related risks and potential impacts to your organization and develop a risk mitigation plan to help you comply with material regulatory requirements.
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There is increased stakeholder pressure on organizations to report on ESG metrics, which requires input from various departments within an organization, including operations, HR, legal, IT, risk and compliance. Because of the cross-functional nature of ESG reporting, data collection, consolidation, analysis and management are often difficult and time-consuming tasks. Our specialists understand your industry and data management needs. We’ll work together to gather your ESG data, analyze the metrics to help guide ESG priorities and track progress.
After investing significant resources into sustainability reporting, ensure your data is accurate and in compliance with regulatory requirements, and mitigate the risk of greenwashing accusations with third-party assurance.
Regulatory changes, decarbonization initiatives, environmental and consumer activism and new technologies are driving the global shift and demand for sustainable business. We can help your organization stay ahead by strategizing and taking action on your energy transition commitments.
A strong ESG program can help shape an organization’s sustainability by reducing costs, managing and mitigating risks, and attracting and retaining talent. Understand why organizations are falling short on their sustainability journeys and how you can kick-start your ESG program with a few simple steps.
Have you explored green bonds as a means to broaden an investment pool and advance sustainability initiatives? As an Approved Verifier certified by the Climate Bonds Initiative, we help governments and companies secure financing through green bonds for projects that address climate change.
"At Baker Tilly, building a sustainable future is who we are at our core. Our talented professionals are dedicated to developing and guiding our clients on their ESG journey now, for tomorrow."Theresa Meiners, ESG Practice Leader
To us, ESG means erasing the boundaries between company, client, community and planet. It means understanding how our organization can do its part to help nurture a more connected world.
We intend to dedicate ourselves to making a difference inside and outside our organization. Our impact will be traceable through our footprints and fingerprints and will leave a legacy that will last Beyond Tomorrow.
Learn more about Baker Tilly’s ESG program – what we impact