Sustainability & CSR Strategy

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Altanova’s goal is to ensure that your company is recognized as much for its commitment to responsible corporate practices as it is for the quality of your organization’s services. Reinforce your Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting with meaningful data and thoughtful reform.

Sustainability reporting makes the connection between corporate financial performance and corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) behavior both transparent and traceable. Our team of strategy consultants have worked with companies to improve the quality of their CSR and Reporting initiatives, with the ultimate goal of helping each company to reach their full potential.

We focus our attention uniquely to each company, to where we believe you can best leverage your core strengths and make the greatest impact. By developing attainable targets, providing measurement tools, interpreting data, presenting results and pursuing certification, our team has the necessary experience to add value to your CSR and Reporting initiatives.

Contact us to learn about how to develop a meaningful Corporate Sustainable Strategy that links your core business with the long term drivers of your industry and your economic, environmental and social sustainability overall. We can assist you tactically when it’s time to answer inquiries from all CSR and Reporting frameworks: ESG analysts, GRESB, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Carbone Disclosure Project; CDP, water disclosure, supply chain and others. Altanova adopts a tactical approach to optimize your score, which can save you weeks or sometimes months of work. We also work on the long-haul with your team throughout the year to make your Corporate Strategy truly sustainable.

Why do a Corporate Sustainability Report?

  • Values
  • Regulation
  • Stakeholder Pressure
  • Other payoffs

Developing a robust Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy for Corporate Reporting has transitioned from a novelty for many companies to a requirement and absolute necessity in the span of just a few years. As governments around the world tighten requirements for environmental performance, CSR and Reporting have come center stage for informing customers, investors and public authorities of business practices.

CSR & Reporting can be utilized as an opportunity to improve day-to-day operations, maximize a value of assets, and reduce overhead costs, while improving public relations and obtaining valuable certification. By implementing a valuable strategy to centralize corporate responsibility in your business and report meaningful data, your company could be saving costs and boosting its reputation.

What is the focus of Sustainability Reporting?

The framework for green reporting focused on four issues:

  • Use of scarce resources
  • Pollution
  • Social impact
  • Global warming

These big issues are represented by specific behavior relating, for example, to an organization’s:

  • Water usage and conservation
  • Waste and recycling management
  • Health and safety and labor ethics
  • Carbon and other harmful substance emissions
  • Community engagement and philanthropic activities

How is Sustainability Reporting different from Financial Reporting?

Sustainability reporting is not just about non-financial vs. financial data. Unlike much financial performance reporting, sustainability reporting is more about:

  • Concrete behavior on the ground than abstract numbers created after the fact
  • Qualifiable behavior values and evidence rather than quantifiable numeric targets and results
  • Lifecycle impacts and resource footprints rather than assets and liabilities
  • Inputs and outputs rather than expenses and income
  • Long-term horizons rather than quarterly goals
  • Looking forward rather than looking back
  • Looking forward at how to minimize consumption (e.g., energy) or generation (e.g., waste rather than looking back at what has been consumed or generated

In today’s organizations, the transaction systems for collecting financial performance data, for example accounting or enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, are pervasive. The transactions systems for collecting ESG behavior data are not (e.g., Environmental Management Systems or EMS). And even if an organization does have an ERP and an EMS system in place, these systems typically operate as information silos that need connecting together at the reporting stage in order to deliver integrated or connected results.

How can Altanova help us with our Sustainability Strategy through Reporting?

Altanova goes beyond reporting to facilitate the development of a comprehensive stakeholder engagement program, encompassing transparent dialogue with employees, customers, investors, suppliers, local communities and other key stakeholders. Altanova’s sustainability reporting can be used as a tool not only to learn from, but also to communicate sustainable value.

  • Stefano Vrespa
    Stefano Vrespa
    Engagement Director
Stefano Vrespa
Engagement Director

xheadshot-Stefano2.jpg.pagespeed.ic.l0KYJW6qIRMr. Vrespa is an engagement manager and a sustainability & strategy consultant for corporate clients and large real estate. His previous clients included General Electrics, ExxonMobil and Total. Before moving to New York he was an environmental consultant at MWH Global, a leading civil and environmental firm, where he worked primarily in the Oil & Gas sector. Mr. Vrespa has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan as well as a Master of Science in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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