Obbagy Consulting reports that the growing interest in ESG is related to The ESG Factor - retaining talent, reducing costs through risk management, increasing access to markets, maintaining an organization’s reputation, and steady business performance. These factors contribute to an organization’s bottom line and long term stability.
Being efficient, effective and relevant have always been the hallmarks of successful internal functions.
Yet many organizations find it is a challenge to enhance internal functions that are operating reasonably well but may not be fully consistent with new or emerging business realities.
Obbagy Consulting offers Performance Assessment Services to assist organizations maintain their sharp edge on the business relevancy of internal functions, specifically we focus on the environmental and social management function.
We don’t try to reinvent programs or practices or recommend actions that are disconnected to company culture. Instead, we focus on identifying hidden strengths and internal connections that can be leveraged in a practical and actionable manner to sustain performance and increase the return on investment.
Our approach is to review a broad array of data and analyze it relative to the environmental management function’s integration with organizational processes, risk management strategies, communication channels, and license to operate.
For example, a mining client had an evolving business strategy that included increased focus on local economic development to improve supply chain management. The assessment recommended that the environmental management function increase its presence as a community sustainability trainer as a way to connect to local businesses.
For a retail client, we suggested that the company consider identifying employees to be community ambassadors speaking on behalf of the organization but also to understand current trends, thoughts, and to obtain informal feedback on storefront operations.
Our expertise is based on more than 25 years assessing programs and practices for industry leaders and governmental organizations across the globe. We have worked in more than 20 countries.