ESG Advisory

Our ESG consultancy services firm helps craft leading sustainable investment products and strategies, for clients ranging from corporations to institutional investors.

Social and regulatory pressure obliges companies to change. In our time, this has taken the shape of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks and the discussion around their management. This field is still in flux. There are many ESG data advisory firms and data providers, and their data often completely contradict each other. There are also many aspiring international reporting standards.

The League’s work in the ESG consulting space cuts through the uncertainty. We equip executives and investors not only to understand and react to this trend but to lead it. The evolving moral compass of shareholders, employees and customers requires it.

With its analysts tracking citizen-led movements in 93+ countries and its expert teams versed in a broad range of contemporary environmental, social and technological issues, the Altruist League is in a unique position to understand where the world is headed and how these changes impact organizations and inform therewith its ESG services. We help build future-proof sustainability strategies that go far beyond the simple box-ticking or a typical risk management process.

The core of our ESG consulting services: the Systemic Changemaker Score™

The League helps executives and investors understand holistically how an organization’s work impacts the world. To do this, we have developed our own methodology for measuring impact, the most comprehensive of its kind globally and trademarked as the Systemic Changemaker Score™ (SCS). We use it to assess the extent to which all the different activities of the organization support the advancement of the society and the environment. This information is crucial for our members as they make strategic decisions and manage ESG risk. 

As an illustration, when analyzing an organization’s non-profit activities, we look at the following:

Criterion Note
Portfolio Velocity
Average Velocity of the organizations working for systemic change in the portfolio.
Trust-based investing score
The extent to which the philanthropist’s investment procedures are trust-based.
Investment decision-making level and process
Ideally, investment decisions should take place at the investment manager / analyst level, where they can be made quickly and where field knowledge is the strongest
Portfolio diversification
Systemic change is a numbers game full of uncertainty, and diversification is crucial.
Non-financial added value
The investor’s ability to open doors, create connections, and help portfolio organizations build alliances among themselves and with other organizations useful to their activity
Allocation team profile
Systemic change is a remarkably complex phenomenon and allocating for it requires much theoretical knowledge, ample field experience and strong intrinsic motivation
Philanthropic allocation as percentage of corporate profits
An important criterion that can nevertheless only be properly assessed in combination with the others

Outcomes-focused sustainability consultancy

Unlike many other ESG methodologies on the market, the SCS is a purely outcomes-driven metric. It concerns itself with real-world effects, rather than internal documentation and policies or declared intentions.

The League’s ESG consulting analysis goes far beyond a typical ESG assessment, evaluating in turn the organization’s CSR activities, the effects of its core business not captured by ESG risk assessment, as well as the impact of its philanthropic portfolio. Here is an example of how the breakdown looks like in the case of Facebook, Inc:

Systemic changemaker score breakdown

We help a variety of clients improve their Systemic Changemaker Score. The qualifying score for actually joining the Altruist League and becoming a full-fledged member is 70.

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The Altruist League uses its unmatched global analyst network and cutting edge artificial intelligence model to craft for its members the best strategies for ESG reporting, sustainable investing and philanthropy with impact. Contact us to find out more.