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ESG reporting

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Creating a better future with ESG reporting

We believe that businesses have a responsibility to make a positive impact on the world. One way to do this is through Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting. ESG reporting is a comprehensive way for businesses to evaluate and communicate their impact, sustainability goals, and achievements. When businesses understand and report their ESG impact, they can make informed decisions to create a more sustainable and equitable future. This not only helps protect nature and biodiversity, but also builds trust and credibility with stakeholders, including investors, customers, and employees. Your sustainability journey starts with calculating and understanding your carbon footprint. 

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Discover the benefits of ESG reporting

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Improving sustainability

ESG reporting provides a framework for businesses to measure and track their sustainability performance, identify areas for improvement, and set goals for the future.

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Building trust

By being transparent about their ESG impact, businesses build trust with stakeholders, who are increasingly interested in the social and environmental impact of the companies they support.

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Enhancing reputation

Companies that prioritise ESG considerations and report on their impact are viewed more positively by the public, which can enhance their reputation and attract new customers.

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Data-driven decisions

ESG reporting informs business decisions and drives positive change. It helps companies reduce their impact, become sustainable, and identify growth opportunities.

Why is ESG reporting important?

While it’s still voluntarily for most countries, there are increasing global regulations regarding corporate ESG data reporting. Most of today’s proactive and high-performing companies recognise how crucial it is to integrate ESG considerations into their mission and business strategy for the future. They willingly provide ESG statistics in their yearly reporting because they know it increases their performance and success. 

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Understanding the terms

What is the difference between ESG and sustainability?

While ESG has emerged as a popular term for investors and capital markets, sustainability is an umbrella term for various green principles and corporate responsibility. ESG emphasises all three pillars to assess and report a company’s performance. It is increasingly seen as an external investment framework or a metric that aids investors’ assessment and helps organisations express their objectives. Most proactive and high-performing companies recognise how crucial it is to integrate ESG considerations into their business strategy, and they provide their ESG statistics in their yearly reporting.

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ESG is a top concern for 88% of investors

 Research conducted by BlackRock in 2020 indicates that 88% of investors consider environmental-related risks a top sustainability portfolio concern and that they plan to double their ESG assets in the next five years.

Comprehensive solutions

Let DGB help you report on your ESG impact

We understand the importance of ESG reporting and offer a comprehensive solution to help businesses measure, track, and communicate their impact. Our team of experts uses an advanced carbon calculator and management tool to gather and analyse data and create a detailed report indicating ESG performance. Our ESG reporting solution is flexible, allowing businesses to report on those ESG topics most relevant to them and their stakeholders. We also help businesses take advantage of their ESG reporting by identifying opportunities for improvement.

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Take the first step toward a better future

By reporting on your ESG impact, you show your commitment to creating a better future for the environment, society, and governance. If you're interested in learning more about ESG reporting and how DGB can help you, get in touch with us today.

Comparability

Allowing users to gain actionable insights and compare themselves to other players in the industry, improving competitiveness.

Scalability

Adding new information as your organisation evolves allows for company-wide impact and emissions reduction. 

Efficiency

Making your organisation more efficient and sustainable while saving time and resources on carbon footprint calculation.

Frequently asked questions

What do ESG reports include?

ESG reporting covers the disclosure of all qualitative and quantitative environmental, social, and corporate governance data. Its purpose is to inform stakeholders about a company's ESG activities while improving investor transparency and inspiring other organisations to do the same. Reporting is also an effective way to demonstrate that you're meeting goals and that your ESG projects are genuine.

What falls under the 'environmental' part of ESG reports?

In short, everything a company does as a steward of the environment. It's a container concept that covers, amongst others: How a company is combatting environmental impacts, what a company is doing to reduce carbon emissions; what a company does to preserve biodiversity or improve air and water quality; how it's combatting deforestation; how it's responsibly managing its resources, waste, and supply chain.

What's covered under the 'social' aspect of ESG reports?

Generally speaking, this covers everything that a company does to improve lives. The social umbrella covers how a company nurtures its people and workplace, its community involvement and human rights and labour standards. It also covers a company's inclusivity, employee engagement, and often overlooked social topics such as data protection and privacy.

What's considered part of 'governance' within ESG reports?

Commonly, everything an organisation does to stay ahead in proper governance or ensure its investments remain sustainable. A company's internal controls are also considered part of governance, as are its policies and principles and procedures governing leadership, board composition, executive compensation, lobbying, shareholder rights, political contributions, or whistleblower programmes.

What is an ESG score or rating?

ESG scoring is a method to grade organisations on their ESG efforts. Similar to a credit or bond rating, an ESG score denotes a company's ability to meet its ESG commitments, performance, and risk exposure. As more and more consumers and investors have started prioritising ESG ratings, companies have started to take up the mantle to make improvements in theirs as a way to show their commitment.

How are ESG scores or ratings calculated?

Currently, companies have much leeway when it comes to ESG disclosure. Generally speaking, they are free to present ESG information in the most helpful way. However, quite a few recognised (and recommended) frameworks use different sets of criteria to score companies.

What are notable ESG frameworks?

With DGB, we're willing to work with all of them, but we prefer GRI. For your understanding, we'll list a couple of different frameworks below.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
This framework helps companies disclose their business' positive and negative impacts on the environment, economy, and society. GRI's focus is on helping companies communicate their ESG impacts and how they manage these impacts. GRI is the most referenced ESG framework among all industries, receiving 83% of total references to ESG frameworks.

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
SASB are a set of standards that help companies collect and share ESG data that affect the firm's business decisions and explain the financial impact of sustainability. It's worth noting that the GRI and SASB joined forces in 2020 and have since published a guide to how organisations can use the two standards together. GRI is known for its high-level scope, while SASB gives companies industry-specific guidelines using a financial lens.

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD
TCFD is a framework that provides principles-based recommendations for managing and reporting focused primarily on climate risks. It focuses mainly on financial risk disclosures associated with climate to aid banks, shareholders and investors in scrutinising an organisation's ESG efforts.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
CPD is an international non-profit focused on creating standards companies can use to disclose GHG emissions, water use, and forestry information. This set of standards has helped companies and city, state, and regional government organisations inform decarbonisation and environmental protection efforts.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)
SECR is a framework created by the UK Government that guides organisations on how to report on their carbon emissions and energy usage annually. The framework aims to streamline existing carbon reporting frameworks for greater transparency and comparability while making it easier for companies to monitor and reduce carbon emissions.

The Workforce Disclosure Initiative (WDI)
WDI is an investor collective formed to help companies communicate labour practices to stakeholders. It aims to improve transparency and accountability on workforce issues by providing companies with a framework for disclosing comprehensive and comparable workforce data.

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