Creating lasting value and confidence through sustainability

In a world of change, it is more important than ever that businesses take ownership and control over their impact on the environment, the communities in which they operate, as well as their employees and supply chains. Increasingly, investors, regulators, clients and other stakeholders are demanding organisations not only understand the impact they make but consider how they report on it.

For businesses to thrive, they must adapt, embrace the change and take responsibility for building a sustainable and ethical future. Embracing ESG principles is not just a matter of corporate responsibility; it's a strategic imperative for long-term success and resilience in today's competitive landscape.

At RSM, we understand that every ESG journey is different and create a tailored approach, maximising the positive impact on your business and stakeholders. Working across a variety of sectors, we have extensive expertise in the regulatory reporting frameworks and sustainability standards.

Our multidisciplinary team work together to provide a holistic ESG solution, including:

  • ESG Strategy Development
  • ESG Reporting Assistance
  • Compliance Assurance
  • ESG Training & Workshops
  • ESG Audit Preparation
  • ESG Risk Management
  • Sustainability Benchmarking
  • Supply chain management
  • Ethical data management


This pillar focuses on how a company's operations impact the environment. Companies are evaluated on their efforts to minimise their environmental footprint and their commitment to sustainability practices.

It includes considerations such as:

- carbon emissions

- energy efficiency

- waste management

- pollution prevention

- natural resource conservation

- response to climate change


The social pillar assesses how a company manages its relationships with employees, customers, suppliers, communities, and other stakeholders. 

Companies are evaluated on their efforts to create a positive social impact, promote fair labour practices, ensure workplace diversity and equity, respect human rights throughout their supply chains, contribute to community development, and address social issues. 

It encompasses various aspects of social responsibility, including:

- Labour practices

- Human rights

- Diversity and inclusion

- Employee health and safety

- Customer satisfaction

- Community engagement

- Philanthropy


Governance refers to the system of rules, practices, and processes by which a company is directed and controlled. It focuses on the way a company is managed, its internal controls, transparency, accountability, and adherence to legal and ethical standards. 

Companies are evaluated on the strength of their corporate governance practices, their commitment to transparency and accountability, and their ability to uphold ethical standards and protect shareholder interests.

Key governance factors include:

- Board composition and structure

- Executive compensation

- Shareholder rights

- Risk management

- Regulatory compliance

- Anti-corruption measures

- Ethical business conduct

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