Environmental, Social and Governance Consulting

ESG advisory and consulting solutions for responsible and sustainable growth

The Impact of ESG

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are a set of standards used by socially conscious investors to evaluate a corporation’s sustainability, ethical practices, and leadership. In our rapidly evolving business environment, it is critical for competitive firms to develop a dynamic and progressive ESG strategy, not only to align with the changing values of investors but also to reflect the priorities and needs of the broader world.

Our team of experts is here to assist with executing key ESG initiatives including:

Drafting statements to facilitate buy-in toward long-term goals (e.g., carbon neutrality) and managing projects to deliver on those goals.

Supporting stakeholder engagement, employee surveys, and focus sessions to align and inform an organization’s ESG guiding principles and strategy.

Defining the processes, procedures, and controls necessary to capture ESG data and implementing information technology solutions to automate these processes.

Partnering with stakeholders to create and automate processes for the collection and analysis of this data for subsequent internal/external reports.

Shaping external messaging by walking the stakeholders through the data collection and analysis necessary for publishing an annual sustainability report.

Our differentiator is in how we deliver: 

Bring New Perspectives

The ESG landscape is continuously evolving. Our team of experts deliver fresh ideas and perspectives that align with the latest market developments. 

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Plan Ahead

We work with organizations to evaluate their unique ESG risks and opportunities. We gather insights directly from members of the organization to better understand cultural dynamics, foster empathy, and create a human-centered vision for the future.

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Showcase the Vision

Through interactive sessions, we validate our understanding of the planning process and energize stakeholders by illustrating the organization’s vision for the future.

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Build the Roadmap

We translate the vision into detailed workplans and accelerate delivery by leveraging digital assets that enhance collaboration, decision-making, and communication of achieved impact.

Defining Materiality Assessment 

Defining which ESG considerations are material to the business is the first step a firm should take on its ESG journey. MorganFranklin helps firms identify material topics by interviewing key internal and external stakeholders, benchmarking against competitors, and reviewing industry-specific guidance from international NGOs. 

Key indicators of topic materiality include: 

  • Direct financial costs such as fines and settlements 
  • Regulatory and policy drivers such as EPA and OSHA regulations 
  • Industry norms and best practices such as green building practices and certifications such as LEED and Energy Star 
  • Social trends and stakeholder perception such as the use of single-use plastics in packaging and circular economy trends 
  • Opportunities for innovation arise when firms offer and integrate environmental and social purpose into their business models 

Non-Financial Reporting 

Both public and private investors are accelerating their demands for sustainability information from companies. The International Sustainability Standards Board is in the process of issuing guidance, and the SEC is not far behind! MorganFranklin consultants understand the complex international ecosystem of sustainability frameworks and standards and can assist company leaders in selecting the appropriate path forward based on their specific operations and growth trajectory.  

ESG Due Diligence 

Leading investors today are incorporating ESG factors into their decision-making processes. The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) organization now boasts 4,375 signatories, representing US$121tn of AUM. To access this capital, GPs must demonstrate how they assess potential investments. Retain MorganFranklin’s experienced PE Services team to support your IT, Operations, Financial, and ESG diligence efforts. 

MorganFranklin’s End-to-End ESG Offerings

See how MorganFranklin’s strategic ESG advisors can guide you through defining an ESG strategy, selecting the material topics, and establishing appropriate governance for program accountability. 

Learn more about the ESG Explosion.

Let’s Work Together

We are experienced, engaged professionals that are highly energetic and motivated to work in challenging, high stakes environments.