Our team is equipped to conduct thorough assessments on behalf of your current sustainability practices, identifying areas for improvement and recommending strategies for enhancement in other organizations including the following:
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions quantitative analysis to measure the numerical impact of greenhouse gases for informed sustainability strategies.
Climate-related physical and transition risk and opportunity assessments to evaluate the impact of climate change for informed decision-making and opportunity identification.
Physical Risk Assessment: This examines the direct consequences of climate change such as extreme weather events, rising sea levels, or temperature changes. It evaluates how these changes might affect physical assets, supply chains, operations, and locations.
Transition Risk Assessment: This focuses on the risks associated with the shift to a low-carbon economy. It considers regulatory changes, market trends, technological advancements, and societal shifts that could impact industries, investments, or business models.
Climate scenario analysis
It involves assessing the potential impact of different climate change scenarios on various aspects of businesses, economies, or systems which includes:
Identification of Scenarios: Developing various possible future climate scenarios based on different climate models, emission pathways, and potential policy responses.
Analysis of Impacts: Evaluating how each climate scenario could affect specific factors such as operations, supply chains, markets, assets, and overall business performance. This includes considering physical impacts (like extreme weather events), regulatory changes, technological advancements, and shifts in consumer behavior.
Risk and Opportunity Assessment: Understanding the associated risks and opportunities that each scenario presents. This involves quantifying potential financial, operational, and reputational risks while also identifying areas where opportunities for innovation or adaptation might arise.
Strategic Planning: Using the insights gained from the analysis to inform strategic decision-making. This can involve developing adaptive strategies, adjusting business models, implementing new policies, or investing in new technologies to better prepare for different potential futures.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) analysis
It involves assessing and disclosing climate-related financial risks and opportunities in line with the TCFD framework. Insights’ TCFD services include:
Governance: Evaluating how a company’s governance processes integrate climate-related risks and opportunities into decision-making, strategy, and risk management.
Strategy: Assessing the actual and potential impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities on the company’s businesses, strategy, and financial planning.
Risk Management: Identifying and disclosing how the company identifies, assesses, and manages climate-related risks across its operations, supply chains, and investments.
Metrics and Targets: Reporting on the metrics used to assess and manage climate-related risks and opportunities, including the targets set to address these issues.
It refers to financial activities that integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria into investment decisions. Insights’ Sustainable finance advisory involves:
Investment Practices: Allocating capital to projects, companies, or initiatives that demonstrate positive ESG performance or contribute to sustainable outcomes, such as renewable energy projects or social impact investments.
Risk Assessment: Evaluating environmental and social risks alongside financial risks when making investment decisions. This includes assessing climate risks, resource scarcity, social impacts, and regulatory changes.
Impact Measurement: Measuring and reporting the social and environmental impact of investments to ensure they align with sustainability goals and contribute to positive outcomes.
Innovation and Collaboration: Encouraging innovation in financial products and services that promote sustainability, and fostering collaboration between financial institutions, regulators, and businesses to drive sustainable practices.
Social impact studies
Focus on evaluating and understanding the broader societal effects and implications of a company’s operations, policies, and initiatives. Insights’ Social Impact studies involve:
Social Factors Analysis: Assessing the company’s impact on various social aspects, including but not limited to labor practices, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion, community relations, human rights, and supply chain ethics.
Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with diverse stakeholders to understand their perspectives, concerns, and needs related to social issues affected by the company’s activities. This includes employees, customers, communities, and advocacy groups.
Impact Measurement and Reporting: Quantifying and reporting the social impact of the company’s actions and initiatives. This includes metrics related to employee satisfaction, community development, philanthropy, human rights adherence, and other social contributions.
Alignment with ESG Criteria: Ensuring that the company’s social impact aligns with broader ESG principles and frameworks, considering how its social practices contribute to sustainable and ethical business practices.
The ESG framework involves assessing how a company’s governance practices align with environmental and social considerations, alongside traditional financial concerns. Insights’ Governance studies include:
Board Structure and Oversight: Analyzing the composition and structure of the board of directors to assess diversity, independence, expertise in sustainability matters, and their role in overseeing ESG-related risks and opportunities.
Executive Compensation: Evaluating how executive pay aligns with ESG goals and performance. This includes considering whether compensation incentives encourage sustainable practices and long-term value creation.
Ethical Practices and Policies: Reviewing the company’s policies and practices related to ethics, compliance, anti-corruption, and whistleblowing, assessing their alignment with ESG principles.
Transparency and Disclosure: Assessing the company’s transparency and quality of reporting on ESG-related matters, including governance structures, policies, and performance metrics disclosed to stakeholders.