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ESG and Sustainability

How organizations manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability issues and incorporate them into all they do has become a critical, board-level issue – and opportunity.

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How your organization manages environmental, social and governance (ESG) and sustainability issues and incorporates them into all you do has become a critical, board-level issue – and opportunity.

Whether developing a holistic, enterprise-level strategy, executing tactical ESG-related programs, or helping to connect sustainability goals with daily efforts, WTW helps you address ESG as a fundamental need throughout your organization’s people, risk and capital strategies, with services and solutions that foster operational excellence and long-term sustainability.

Enabling organizations around the world to make informed, intelligent and integrated decisions on ESG is the WTW difference. That's perspective that moves you.

People, Risk and Capital

People are at the heart of climate and resilience, wellbeing, DEI and sustainability.

Risk captures and measures how ESG connects to your organization’s operations as well as the potential costs of action and inaction.

Capital encompasses sustainable investing and investment in programs to support employees and communities or to mitigate risk.

An effective ESG strategy needs discipline and focus to address your specific requirements. Understanding strategic options and the interplay among them is essential to prioritizing resources and setting your plan for action and impact. There are many ways to get started – or continue – on your ESG path.

  • Climate risk and resilience

    How can companies assess, quantify and manage the physical, transition and liability risks related to climate change for their organizations and their various asset pools?

  • Employee safety and security

    How can companies ensure physical and psychological safety and support the physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing of their employees and their families?

  • Board governance and effectiveness

    How to develop an effective board with diverse skills and experience to provide governance oversight of all people, capital and risk programs?

  • Net zero transition planning

    What should companies do to reduce carbon emissions and chart a responsible transition pathway to achieving science-based targets at the company level and within their asset pools?

  • Justice, fairness and equality

    How to uphold human rights and labor standards and unlock human capital potential by creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment and programs?

  • Sustainable investment

    How should companies deploy capital for benefit of all stakeholders including vendor selection and inclusions/exclusions for pension investments?

  • Circular economy

    How to apply risk engineering modeling to change business models, processes and behaviors to reduce waste, improve water impact, reuse and recycle?

  • Employability and social mobility

    How to drive continual employability and upward social mobility by equipping employees with skills (up/re/cross) needed for the future of work?

  • Risk transfer and mitigation

    How to identify, assess, quantify and manage enterprise-wide risks and liabilities through insurance and mitigation strategies?

  • Sustainable supply chains

    How to ensure reliable supply-chains that satisfy ethical sourcing practices, contingency planning and vendor selection standards?

  • Stability and resilience

    How to build collective stability through a healthy talent pipeline so that employees can engage in their work and support each other across different business cycles?

  • Disclosures and targets

    How to ensure the transparency of sustainability priorities, ESG targets and trade-offs and their alignment with executive performance, accountability and compensation?

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ESG is viewed as a broad set of principles and topics. All impact the success of a company’s talent attraction and engagement, reputation and brand as well as its success in meeting the expectations of colleagues, clients, shareholders, communities and suppliers

WTW research shows that organizations committed to ESG tend be better-run. ESG helps build brands, and attract new customers and talent. They manage their risks more efficiently, freeing capital while reassuring investors. And through their commitment to environmental and social goals, they create more sustainable organizations.

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