As the sustainability field continues to develop, companies are being asked to respond to a growing number of investor, customer and client surveys and detailed questionnaires.
G&A specializes in helping clients respond to popular annual questionnaires such as CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), S&P Global’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), and supply chain surveys (such as those managed by EcoVadis on behalf of major customers). Effective responses to these surveys are comprehensive, time consuming, and at times quite complex. We’re here to inform and support your team’s response throughout the entire process to make the effort more complete, accurate, efficient and effective.
G&A analysts have years of experience responding to these types of surveys and have developed proprietary systems and processes to make the response effort easier for our clients. Our experienced analysts will work with you to identify and close gaps, provide peer benchmarking and research, and ultimately create a comprehensive response to ensure achieving the maximum score possible for your company. This is about gaining competitive advantage as a supplier/provider to your customer base.
G&A has created fine-tuned methodologies to support company responses to S&P Global's Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), and to identify areas for company improvements. This engagement is a two-stage process beginning with a comprehensive gap analysis identifying opportunities to strategically improve your upcoming response to the CSA, and then supporting you through the annual CSA response period.
This questionnaire is well-known for assessing companies for inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The corporate responses are also being utilized by various S&P Global units for scoring and ranking, including the new S&P ESG ratings (provided on their CapitalIQ terminal for institutional investors); the new S&P ESG indices (S&P 500 ESG, S&P Global 1200 ESG); and for credit risk analysis, which may affect a company’s credit rating, access to capital, and cost of capital.
G&A has long maintained recurring clients’ inclusion on the DJSI, helping to continuously enhance their scores, while also supporting first-time CSA respondents who have then achieved inclusion on the DJSI for the first time.
G&A has created well-developed systems, tools and methodologies to support and improve company responses to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) Climate Change questionnaire. With our assistance our clients consistently stay ahead of the pack on their CDP scores. We are able to provide highly targeted advice and recommendations informed by our comprehensive understanding of the scoring methodology of CDP.
Over the years, reporting on climate change strategies and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become more of an expected practice for corporations. Companies are seeing many more requests to share their CDP responses with their clients and investors. Did you know company CDP scores are now shared on Google Finance?
Many companies are striving to demonstrate leadership through increased supply chain management visibility that includes surveying their suppliers. Many of these surveys are time-intensive to complete, with complex methodologies and limited public disclosure to guide the corporate responder.
G&A has experience responding to various supply chain surveys including EcoVadis. We have created methodologies to develop a comprehensive response, guide clients with best practice, inform strategy,and estimate your final score.