ESG Systemic Business Engagement

We use the Earth Security Index to guide companies towards a more strategic engagement of stakeholders, focused on critical systemic risks and enabling a more sustainable business growth.

The value we create:

  • The political context: We map the reality for companies in key countries/regions, improving their understanding of the systemic sustainability/ESG issues that will shape the operating context.

  • Trends and business case: We improve the understanding of companies of key country trends that are critical to business growth, with a more holistic analysis of inter-connected ESG pressures.

  • Strategic collaboration: We identify strategic stakeholder collaboration models and engagement opportunities to respond to the trends using a cost-benefit analysis.

  • Brokering new models of cooperation: We engage stakeholders to refine partnership models; identify and evaluate partners, and broker cooperation with key actors in industry, government, and civil society.

Our unique tool: The Earth Security Index

  • Maps a country's comparative position with the rest of the world on 39 issues using official country data, covering 190+ countries.

  • Uses 120+ data indictors from leading peer-reviewed data sources, covering key environmental, social and governance pressures.

  • Is fully modelled on, and aligned with, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the SDG targets.

  • Offers an innovative way to visualise material priorities and scenarios that provokes thinking outside the box.

  • It enables our context analysis, engagement and design of strategic initiatives that respond to critical country trends.

  • It is the basis for sound, data-driven recommendations on a country's context of risk and opportunities for a business.

A framework for business context analysis

1.Poverty
2. Land tenure insecurity
3. Food insecurity
4. Food import dependence
5. Fertiliser overuse
6. Infectious diseases
7. Access to Healthcare
8. Healthy diets
9. Access to Education
10. Gender inequality
11. Access to water
12. Access to sanitation
13. Water pollution
14. Freshwater withdrawal
15. Access to Energy
16. Energy Efficiency
17. Energy import dependence
18. Electricity Blackouts
19. Skills Gap
20. Unemployment
21. Logistics performance
22. Internet access
23. Industrial innovation
24. Income inequality
25. Urban basic services
26. Urban population growth
27. Air pollution
28. Waste generation
29. Carbon emissions
30. Extreme weather impacts
31. Marine pollution
32. Fisheries decline
33. Deforestation
34. Land degradation
35. Insecurity & crime
36. Government effective
37. Corruption
38. Tax Revenue
39. Macroeconomic risk

”The Earth Security Index is shining a new light on more integrated solutions for the future. This is a very innovative tool that helps companies consider global resource inter-dependencies and future risks”

VALERIA MILITTELI, HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS, CARGILL BRAZIL