Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is growing in importance and will impact businesses of all sizes over the next few years. ESG is increasingly seen as the measure of sustainability and resilience of a business. The criteria are also being used to inform strategic goals, operational execution and the reporting of sustainable business practices to key stakeholders and customers.
What is The ESG Risk Rating?
The ESG Risk Rating, developed by our colleagues in Marsh, is a complimentary self-assessment that enables you to measure your business's environmental, social and governance performance, improve your ESG risks, and gain access to risk and insurance benefits.
Measuring against more than 10 internationally recognised standards and frameworks – including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the European Union Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities – The ESG Risk Rating scores your business's performance across 18 ESG themes. On completion of the free assessment, you will receive:
- An overall ESG risk score out of 10.
- A risk rating for each ESG component.
- Scores across the 18 themes.
- A risk assessment and recommendations for your controls, reporting, and resilience.
Why complete an ESG risk assessment?
ESG is increasingly a source of competitive advantage to businesses that do it well. The ESG Risk Rating provides you with a framework to help you better understand your ESG performance, make more informed investment decisions, and potentially negotiate better insurance outcomes.
Using your ESG Risk Rating results
You can use your ESG Risk Rating results to help identify your most critical sustainability- and climate-related risks and opportunities. The results can also be shared with key stakeholders such as suppliers and insurers.
How to access The ESG Risk Rating assessment
Request The ESG Risk Rating by contacting your Marsh Commercial advisor. Alternatively, please complete the form to the right and a member of the team will be in touch with the next steps.
Keen to learn more about ESG? Our latest article, What is ESG and why is it important?, explores this important topic in more detail.
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What is The ESG Risk Rating?
What is ESG and why is it important?
There is a view that ESG is something only big organisations should, and are, focussing on. However, customer and supply chain pressures are now driving the message of ESG down the supply chain of larger organisations, requesting reference to ESG strategies from their SME suppliers.
Improving sustainability through your people
HR is crucial to sustainability. Goals cannot be achieved on their own – people make things happen but how do you understand how your company is organised to deliver on its ESG objectives? That’s why our colleagues in Mercer Marsh Benefits (our sister company) have created a HR & Sustainability Alignment Diagnostic. It identifies the HR levers that can accelerate achievement of ESG aims. And helps the HR function to benchmark their position.