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Create value through ESG

Goodbye theory, hello action

ESG are a set of environmental, social and governance topics related to corporates; criteria used by many investors. ESG represents risks and opportunities that will impact a company’s ability to create long-term value including climate change and resource scarcity; safety issues and data security; board diversity, executive pay and tax transparency.

Move from theory to action with a practical, purpose-led plan that will deliver sustained outcomes.

Step into your ESG journey

Step into your ESG journey

ESG isn’t just a responsibility. It’s a mindset and an opportunity for growth. But knowing where to start can be overwhelming. Every journey starts with one step. Start yours below.

Create value through ESG

How to embark on the ESG journey

Businesses need to integrate the ESG agenda with their digital transformation strategy. The time to act is now. PwC’s Arnab Basu and Sambitosh Mohapatra discuss the roadmap for #ESG adoption in this episode of #RethinkReconfigureReinvent. #FitForFuture #ResponsibleBusiness.

How PwC can help

The pandemic has impacted everyone, amplifying and accelerating some of the biggest challenges in our society, and demonstrating the urgent need for systemic change in areas like social inclusion, the need for reskilling, the broader agenda of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) in India and the pressing challenge of climate change. These are all symptoms of a deeper problem: our economies are not delivering sustainable, affordable, inclusive outcomes for society. It is clear that businesses - including PwC - need to transform and that is why we are focused on developing the capabilities needed to build trust and help solve these very important problems.

PwC's sustainability experts know your industry and the challenges it faces, and can help you find the right solutions on the path towards sustainability.

We assist organisations in understanding the impact and urgency of action on ESG regulations and help them make it an integral part of their corporate and business strategies. It unleashes the potential to not only retain their license to operate, but identify opportunities for growth, mitigate risks, improve performance, enhance reputation, ease access to finance and be competitive in talent acquisition.

We also assist in effective execution on the ambitions and targets set, reimagining the operating model - reflecting ESG in stakeholder engagement, business and people processes.

ESG Strategy & Transformation - PwC India

Progressive organisations are integrating insights about their people, intellectual capital, important relationships and social impacts, as well as about natural capital considerations such as climate.

Our services include

  • Reporting strategies and transformation
  • ESG reporting and Tax transparency
  • Impact measurement and management
  • ESG assurance readiness
ESG Reporting & Assurance - PwC India
  • Net zero transformation - We assist clients in their Net zero transformation. Transitioning to a state where the business or economic activity adds no incremental greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.
  • Climate resilience, adaptation & mitigation planning - We work with our clients to identify and mitigate impacts and adapt to the climate variability and climate change. We help businesses to focus on climate resilient and just livelihood generation for communities to gain social license to operate.
  • Climate risk and vulnerability analysis - We support clients in conducting in-depth analysis of the risks and opportunities posed by climate change under different GreenHouse Gas emissions trajectory and policy regime for policy makers and businesses to take informed decisions around climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.
Climate change Impact - PwC India

We support our clients in integrating environmentally and financially viable practices into the end-to-end supply chain and asset lifecycle. We also assist them in adopting a circular economic system aimed at minimising waste and the sustained use of resources - from product design and development, to material selection, (including raw material extraction or agricultural regeneration), manufacturing, packaging, transportation, warehousing, distribution, consumption, return and disposal.

Sustainable value chain  - PwC India
  • Impact Investing 

Provide and evaluate investments made into companies, organisations, and funds with the intention to generate a measurable, beneficial social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Value Creation in deals 
    • Corporates/Private Equity - Embed ESG factors as a value driver in a deal construct to enhance value and transaction price, increasing an investment's resilience after acquisition and in impacting its exit value.
    • Corporate Intelligence due diligence - In-depth analysis of publicly available information regarding legal entities, their owners/beneficiaries, and management in order to identify any signs of untrustworthiness.
    • Forensic Investigations - Investigations into corruption, corporate governance and the financial aspects of major commercial disputes of the corporates. It includes the review of data privacy and cyber security policies of the businesses.
Responsible investment - PwC India
  • Green and Social Bonds - Support clients in financing new and existing projects or activities with positive environmental and social impacts.
  • Sustainable Banking funds and stock exchanges - Integrating ESG criteria into traditional banking and capital markets setting ESG performance as a key objective.
  • International Development - International financial institutions have a key role to play in mitigating risks to developing economies while ensuring more efficient allocation of public and private capital. Supporting governments and sectors in utilising cross-border capital flows to fund investments in sustainable development.
Sustainable Finance - PwC India

ESG- A bridge to action

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ESG

A bridge to action

ESG- A bridge to action

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An eight-part series featuring dialogue with select industry leaders and PwC experts on issues around Environment, Social and Governance that are key to sustainable business growth and enable organisations and the nation become fit for future.


Episode 7

Tune in to see how ESG is driving investor interest in India.

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ESG drives responsible investments

Tune in to see how ESG is driving investor interest in India.

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Episode 6

Tune in to find out how creating social value is at the core of any responsible, sustainable business.

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Episode 5

How can a circular economy make businesses more sustainable and resilient?                  

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ESG- A bridge to action: Episode 4

This episode focuses on why an ESG lens has to be embedded throughout the lifecycle of a product or process.

Episode 4

Why an ESG lens has to be embedded throughout the lifecycle of a product or process?

The Covid-19 pandemic provided an impetus for companies to rethink their focus on #sustainability and #ESG. Different sectors tend to focus on one aspect of ESG over the other.

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Improve your ESG reporting

ESG Pulse provides the rapid insight to improve the reporting process and tell your environmental, social and governance story to the capital markets with confidence. This tech-enabled service helps you assess maturity, reduce potential risks, recalibrate your efforts using deeper insights, and benchmark against your peers. Click here to know more

ESG library

ESG Videos - PwC India

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Research and Insights

Research and Insights

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Net Zero APAC

Net Zero APAC 

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Carbon pricing

Carbon pricing

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Achieving Net Zero Infra

Achieving Net Zero Infra

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Net Zero Economy Index

Net Zero Economy Index

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Striking the right note on ESG - PwC India

ESG Barometer Survey

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COP26 - PwC India

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ESG Pulse

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Key Takeaways

Sanjeev Krishan - Chairman, PwC in India

I think the prominence in developing ESG strategies is just about stakeholder capitalism. When we look at stakeholders at large, we look at shareholders or providers of finances, and most of them are looking at long-term sustainable growth as opposed to any short-term gains. Irrespective of private or public money being utilised, everybody is looking at corporations who are focusing on the broader ESG agenda.

Sanjeev Krishan: Chairman, PwC in India

Kaushik Chatterjee - Executive Director and CFO, Tata Steel

ESG is essentially reframing that vision and I think it is important that businesses realise that we cannot only keep profiting from the planet. We have to strike a healthy balance between profit and maintaining sustainability because there are no artificial boundaries for nature. It doesn't recognise nation states. We live in one world and ESG is essentially a very broad subject and not a buzzword. It actually identifies the soul of a corporation.

Kaushik Chatterjee: Executive Director and CFO, Tata Steel

PwC’s ESG Barometer

Societal need and business opportunity are coming together to transform the way companies craft strategy, drive performance, and report results.

There is an increasing acceptance that embedding ESG in strategy, operations and culture is a commercial imperative. Today, ESG has moved into the mainstream narrative: it’s an increasingly hot topic for business, customers, investors and regulators. It’s coalesced with more thinking about how businesses impact society, the climate crisis and a global debate on inclusion and equality. Further, Boards are increasingly exploring using ESG for strategic advantage to help balance increased regulatory action, protect the brand, ensure stable supply chains and unlock new opportunities for sustainable value creation.

To respond to stakeholder expectations and also create value from ESG, you will need to establish a strong foundation that integrates insights about their people, intellectual capital,  relationships, equity and social impacts, as well as about natural capital considerations such as climate impacts and risks. .

We invite you to take the ESG Barometer survey and get a rapid diagnosis delivered to you. At no cost, we will provide you with an assessment of maturity within your organisation and identify areas for improvement across Environment, Social, Governance and Value Chain considerations. 

Click here to assess your organisation's ESG quotient

How PwC India can help

The pandemic has impacted everyone, amplifying and accelerating some of the biggest challenges in our society, and demonstrating the urgent need for systemic change in areas like social inclusion, the need for reskilling, the broader Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) agenda and the pressing challenge of climate change. These are all symptoms of a deeper problem: our economies are not delivering sustainable, inclusive outcomes for society. It is clear that businesses - including PwC - need to change and that is why we are focused on developing the capabilities needed to help build trust and help solve these very important problems.

PwC's sustainability experts know your industry and the challenges it faces, and can help you find the right solutions on the path towards sustainability.

PwC's own ESG journey

We are stepping forward. We have committed to an inclusive and diverse environment for our people and we are taking strides towards Net Zero.


Learn from our ESG journey

Over 90% of executives surveyed in 2020 consider sustainability and ESG either important or very important to driving enterprise value

PwC's own ESG journey

We are stepping forward. We have committed to an inclusive and diverse environment for our people and we are taking strides towards Net Zero.

 

Learn from our ESG journey 

Over 90% of executives surveyed in 2020 consider sustainability and ESG either important or very important to driving enterprise value.

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