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Sustainability & Responsibility

Sustainability & Responsibility

An integrated approach that connects sustainability to your strategy—and to results

Sustainability & Responsibility

The normal rules of business don’t stop when it comes to sustainability and responsibility. Pragmatic solutions still matter. So does ROI. That’s why we make sure that your strategy, operations and customer value proposition don’t simply address sustainability concerns but maximize the opportunities they present. 

We can help you embed sustainability in every facet of your strategy and operations, to address everything from energy and emissions to investments and due diligence. Our sustainability consulting expertise extends to plastics recycling and sustainable materials, food and nature systems, supply chain optimization, and diversity, equity and inclusion

Together, we’ll make sure that your approach to sustainability is:

  • Rooted in your core strategy  We help you develop a plan that strengthens your core business.
  • ROI-driven Our experience shows that the actions that endure are those that produce the clearest business benefits.
  • Visionary and pragmatic We help you translate ambitious goals into practical, actionable plans that get results.
  • Tailored to a multi-stakeholder world  We understand that the most challenging sustainability issues can’t be fixed alone, so we'll help you foster collaboration and partnerships across your value chain and include all the stakeholders critical to your success.

Our Sustainability Approach

Our Sustainability Approach

The ESG Imperative in M&A

Acquirers need to assess target companies for hidden risks and for ways to advance their environmental, social, and corporate governance agendas.

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Experience

Experience

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Climate Change

Global warming demands a comprehensive response to address risk and seize opportunities. Our climate change consultants can help you systematically reduce the carbon intensity of your operations, supply chain, and product mix—asset by asset and product by product. We'll help you design and execute a strategy that makes decarbonization a source of competitive advantage.

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Circular Economy

Reducing global waste requires more efficient use of energy and natural resources. Adopting a more circular business model can spur growth, reduce costs, and build resilience. We help you implement holistic solutions that unlock new opportunities, enhance customer value, and preserve our shared environment.

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Sustainable Food Systems

Consumers and governments are increasingly demanding better outcomes from global food systems. But innovative solutions are here, and there’s ample incentive to explore them. Transforming your business today can not only support a healthier planet, but also spur growth, reduce costs, and prepare your company for profitability in a more resource-constrained future.

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ESG Investing

Sustainability presents a range of opportunities and risks for investors. As the leading consulting advisor to the private equity industry, its key stakeholders, and other investors we provide the expertise you need to achieve sustained returns from your sustainability strategy. 

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Sustainable Supply Chains and Operations

In many respects, supply chains are at the heart of a company’s sustainability strategy—and key to their success. We can help you address critical issues from one end of the value chain to the other, so that your operations and supply chain evolve from a traditional, linear approach to a circular ecosystem.

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Equitable Outcomes

Companies that create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture don’t merely benefit their employees; they also tend to outperform peers. We believe DEI is a journey, not a destination; we’ll help you embed more equitable practices across your organization, with powerful results for your bottom line and the health of the communities you serve.

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Consumer Products

As sustainability concerns rapidly alter the market for consumer products, CPG companies everywhere are rethinking their supply chains, brand portfolios, and operating models. Thanks to our unparalleled understanding of today’s consumer behaviors, we can help you execute a strategy that transforms your ESG priorities from a challenge to an opportunity.

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Sustainability Insights

Our Sustainability Consultants

Are you ready to go Further℠?

A new model of leadership and collaboration is needed to address the sweeping effects of climate change. One that builds a more sustainable future for all.

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