The Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Advisory team is a leading transformation partner to global companies, investors, and governments pursuing a low-carbon and just economy. Our team is experienced across each stage of a sustainability transformation, from strategy development, risk management, and impact assessment to voluntary disclosure and regulatory optimization. We provide expert advisory solutions that are tailored to the industry and ESG priorities of our clients.
ESG issues have become a fiduciary responsibility as economies grapple with multiple and compounding risks such as climate change, social justice, and COVID-19. Our ESG advisory team supports clients looking to navigate these complex risks and harness their strategic opportunities effectively. We advise clients across multiple sectors, from energy and materials to financial services and information technology, with the objective of executing sustainability transformations as part of responsible capital allocation strategies.
Emily Damon, Senior VP, Sustainability, Policy and Advisory
The 2021 proxy season featured record support for proposals on environmental and social (E&S) issues and continued strong support for governance proposals, especially at midsized and smaller companies. It also saw growing opposition to director elections. Part of this trend is explained by the increasing support by institutional investors such as BlackRock and State Street for ESG resolutions and against directors presiding over perceived inadequate climate or diversity oversight.
As companies enhance their ESG strategy and commit to public-facing initiatives, it becomes crucial to understand how different interventions factor into their corporate carbon accounting. How can carbon offsets be used? Where can companies account for renewable energy? What projects can be undertaken to decarbonize? And ultimately, which of these efforts should be prioritized in an ESG strategy?
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule amendments that would require a domestic or foreign registrant to include certain climate-related information in its registration statements and periodic reports, such as on Form 10-K, including…
How do we evaluate whether each trade-off on our path to net-zero is worth it? A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which offers a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of a product from cradle–to–grave (i.e., from growth/extraction of raw material inputs all the way through a product’s disposal), allows us to make that determination.
ClimeCo is pleased to announce the acquisition of Global Affairs Associates (GAA), LLC, an Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) and sustainability consulting firm based in Houston, Texas. The acquisition will strengthen ClimeCo’s existing ESG capabilities…
To some, “Sustainability” can be a loaded word due to its multiple definitions and implications in the business world. For myself, it simply implies an opportunity to ensure longevity within our society for our peers, our planet, and our work.
ClimeCo announces the expansion of its sustainability solutions, launching a dedicated sustainability and ESG team. The team is joined by Emily Damon, who, prior to joining ClimeCo, led the North American ESG Sustainability…
ClimeCo is pleased to announce the hiring of Rosemary O’Brien to provide clients with additional leadership in emerging federal climate policy. Before joining ClimeCo, O’Brien had a 40-year career with a global nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer, where she directed strategy for various legislative and regulatory issues.