Environmental, Social, Governance
Barrington Global is ideally situated to advise companies and other entities in understanding, developing and implementing ESG protocols and strategies. Through our own varied experience and through our close network of collaborations and alliances, Barrington Global is well-equipped to help our clients stay ahead of the curve on ESG issues and to create resonance with investors, agencies and other stakeholders seeking ESG-responsible enterprises.
On Environmental, we have extensive experience ourselves advising clients on issues related to climate change and partnering with the world’s leading climate advisors to deliver comprehensive and market-leading analyses and solutions, ranging from the proactive assessment of relevant regulation, strategic analysis of climate-focused risks and the implementation of concrete controls aimed at optimizing performance with respect to climate related ESG metrics.
"There is no one with whom I would rather work on complex transactions and ventures, and no one whom I would trust more with the documents."
- Richard Saines, Partner, Pollination Group
On Social, we have successfully advised both proactively on matters and reactively on crises, ranging from peace negotiations, child labor and freedom of information to refugees, religious effrontery and diversity and inclusion. We understand and advance the imperatives of equality and justice.
On Governance, we advise on a wide spectrum of risks and requirements, including with respect to reporting obligations, fiduciary duties, diligence, codes of conduct and operational considerations. We have advised national governments as well as multi-national institutions and corporations on critical issues of compliance and integrity.
Beyond the public-spirited reasons for a company to act as a caring, global citizen, the sense of broader responsibility that a business demonstrates is increasingly seen as necessary to its long-term growth, profitability, sustainability and investability. A company's tangible results and intangible contributions are becoming more inextricably intertwined, and the market perception, profile, and strategy of a company have come to depend more than ever on its leadership on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
To this end, investors and other stakeholders, particularly large institutional shareholders and others with a focus on corporate social responsibility, are now actively scrutinizing and assessing company business plans for how they address issues such as:
Climate Change, including economic threats related to global warming and economic opportunities arising from alternative energy sources, sustainable technologies and ocean and atmospheric science;
Global Human Rights, including supply chain labor conditions;
Diversity and Equality, including issues of justice, opportunity, bias and inclusion;
Public Health, including the impact of health-related crises;
Compliance and Integrity, including combatting corruption in procurement and other public and private sector arrangements and transactions...