With stakeholder pressure and competition in the market transparent ESG benchmarking has become an increasingly important way for businesses & investment funds to measure and communicate their sustainability performance. Orbis Advisory can help your organisation choose the most appropriate benchmark and help you through the process from the corporate level right down to your companies individual assets or office spaces.
We have experience delivering a variety of sustainability benchmarks and below are further details on a few of the key ones.
The PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment at the corporate or company level.
It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions.
THE SIX PRINCIPLES
We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.
Signing the internationally-recognised Principles for Responsible Investment allows your organisation to publicly demonstrate its commitment to responsible investment, and places it at the heart of a global community seeking to build a more sustainable financial system.
Any organisation fitting one of the three signatory categories described below can sign up to the Principles for Responsible Investment. Commitment is required from the very top of the organisation, across the entire investment business.
For more information on how Orbis Advisory can help your organisation become a UNPRI Signatory please contact us at email@example.com.
GRESB assesses the sustainability performance of real estate, debt and infrastructure funds worldwide.
The score provides property fund and asset managers with a third party verified assessment of their investments’ environmental performance, based on key sustainability performance indicators. The Assessments are guided by what investors and the industry consider to be material issues in the sustainability performance of real asset investments and are aligned with international reporting frameworks such as GRI and PRI.
The participant will need to assess their portfolio against the following indicators:
Policy and disclosure
Risk and opportunities
Monitoring and EMS
For more information on how Orbis Advisory can help your fund submit to GRESB please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs a global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts.
Working on behalf of institutional investors, CDP requests companies to disclose their climate change risks, carbon emissions and water use information.
To maximise the benefits of CDP disclosure, understanding the risks and impacts of climate change on your business is vital as well as accurately measuring carbon emissions, water use and forest commodities from across your entire value chain.
Climate Change Questionnaire – requires disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and climate risk
Supply Chain Questionnaire – similar to the Climate Change Questionnaire, but the supply chain questionnaire is targeted at companies that are part of corporate supply chains
Water Questionnaire - assessment of existing and future water risk, water strategy and water use information including relevant water reduction target
Forests Questionnaire - assessment of deforestation related activities / commodities including timber, palm oil, cattle products and soy.
For more information on how Orbis Advisory can help your business submit to CDP please contact us at email@example.com.