Since 1999, we have established an outstanding track record in a number of key industry sectors. These are areas where the social and environmental challenges are most acute, and also where we and our clients have the opportunity to work together to make the biggest contribution to sustainability.
- Construction materials The impact of construction materials companies on climate change tops the list of challenges for the sector
- Financial services Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions have enormous potential to influence social and environmental development, most notably through how they provide businesses with access to finance
- Food and beverages Fair trade, agricultural impacts, responsible marketing and the GM debate are the most pressing issues that companies in the food and beverages sector are grappling with
- Information and communications technology The information and communications technology (ICT) industry can make a major contribution to sustainable development by enabling far-reaching changes
- Mining As mining companies exhaust the more ‘easily’ accessible resources, exploration and extraction activities are moving into ever-more difficult terrain, often in emerging economies or regions of weak governance where there may be active or recent conflict
- Oil and petrochemicals The landscape is changing fast for oil and petrochemicals majors dealing with the monumental environmental challenge of delivering energy in a carbon-constrained world
- Paper, print and publishing Producers of print media have big sustainability impacts, particularly on the environment through their sourcing of paper and their printing processes. However, the debate is far from clear-cut.
- Tourism and leisure Tourism and leisure companies can have major impacts - positive and negative - on local communities and environments. But so far, a few leaders aside, the industry has been slow to respond
- Transport Effective transport networks are essential to socio-economic development. Meanwhile, the rising cost of energy, increasing congestion and concerns about environmental impact have all grown. For any transport sector company, demonstrating progress towards ‘sustainable transport’ is a core imperative
- Utilities In many privatised national markets, utility companies are required to perform a balancing act, responding to their customers' and society's expectations and concerns while operating within the regulations that dictate how their market operates