ESG, SUSTAINABILITY & IMPACT

"Rebecca Jackson has two unbelievably rare gifts. First, she is able take the alphabet soup that has become the world of ESG, SRI, MRI, etc. and explain both the evolution and the current state of impact investing without getting lost in industry babble-ly speak and jargon. Second, and even more rare, she approaches her consulting work with a creative, curious mind that enables her to generate custom results for her clients…framing the systems-level themes (for events or client communications) with information that is both practical AND actionable" — M.T., Managing Director

Understanding and responding to sustainability opportunities and risks is key to long-term value creation. Consumers and investors are increasingly attuned to the environmental and societal impacts of commerce, and they’re demanding responsible management. Navigating the plethora of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) issues is a challenge for newcomers trying to hone in on what’s most pertinent to their industries and individual businesses. That’s where expert guidance comes in!

 

Work with me if you need help with…

 

ESG, GRI SDGs, SASB!?!

Are you seeing acronyms everywhere, but don’t know where to start? Do you feel like you’re drinking from a firehose? You’re right. Or, are you just curious to know how all of this might affect your business? [FOR WHITEPAPERS ON SRI AND ESG, CLICK HERE]

Differentiated SALES

Do your biggest target customers already have ESG pressures they need to meet? Are your products poised to help them meet their goals? Are you marketing into this need?

Sharing Sustainability Successes

Do you have an important sustainability or impact story to tell that you’ve not yet communicated? Are you unsure which framework to use to best communicate your accomplishments and future goals?

Becoming a BCorp

Do you want to clearly state your commitment to broader environmental and social goals? Are you interested in certifying as a BCorp but don’t have the time?

 

In my last corporate role I was COO of an investment management firm with ~$1BN in AUMA, specializing in Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) Investing, and ESG integration. I led the firm through its most recent B Corp re-certification helping it be recognized as a B Lab 2017 Best for the World honoree. In addition, I hold the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)’s FSA credential and have completed the GRI Certified Training Course on GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards. And, I have a network of experts to whom I can make referrals for more specialist requirements.

I can support you with:

  • Getting to grips with the basics -- e.g. via a presentation or workshop

  • Taking the first steps in CSR reporting using a framework such as GRI

  • Embedding ESG and sustainability in your overall strategy

  • Mapping your business goals to the SDGs

  • Becoming a Certified B Corp