Sustainability issues can profoundly impact an organisation’s financial performance, and, as more focus is placed on ESG standards, it can be difficult for an organisation to parse through which issues truly impact their industry, and which they should or shouldn’t track.
For investors on the other side of the coin, it can mean unclear standards by which to track a potential investment and how organisations are performing against those sustainability standards. While these sustainability standards are crucial for understanding where an organisation stands, they can present a minefield of data to wade through for anyone involved in the process. That’s where the SASB Standards come in, and, in a recent announcement, Palladium joined the SASB Alliance as a member.
With the shared aim of connecting businesses and investors with knowledge of the financial impacts of sustainability, Palladium’s new SASB Alliance membership was a natural fit according to Palladium’s Commercial Innovation Practice.
Founded in 2017, the SASB Alliance is made up of two groups – one for organisations and one for individuals – and currently unites more than 200 organisations who support efforts to improve material sustainability disclosures. Providing member organisations access to resources, insights, and engagement opportunities, membership of the SASB Alliance brings
Palladium into global discussions and opportunities to provide valuable input and help the organisation further its standardisation efforts.
SASB Standards guide the disclosure of financially material sustainability information by companies to their investors against five dimensions; environmental, social capital, human capital, business model and innovation, and leadership and governance. These Standards are made available by all sectors across the global economy and ensure metrics are compiled consistently to enable comparisons across companies.
Connecting with like-minded global organisations through the Alliance provides tangible benefits beyond declaring Palladium’s commitment to impact measurement, and global standards.
Head of Palladium’s Commercial Innovation Practice, Christina Shim noted,“As a preeminent organisation focused on metrics and standards for ESG and sustainability-related industry discussions, joining the SASB Alliance is about coming together globally in support of standards and best practices for sustainability reporting.”
The SASB Standards help organisations identify the subset of environmental, social, and governance issues most relevant to their industry and are most often utilised by organisations to aid in efforts to build out their capabilities internally.
“The ability to bring our expertise and capabilities on impact investment and sustainable strategies to the table is one we’re delighted to have.” adds Shim. “Joining the conversation, representing the evolving needs of our clients and the communities in which we operate presents incredible opportunities.”
“We are pleased to welcome Palladium as an organizational member of the SASB Alliance. By joining, Palladium demonstrates their ongoing commitment to understanding the impact of ESG issues on financial performance and best practices in ESG disclosure,” says Rebecca Bar, the SASB Alliance Membership & Engagement Manager.
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