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Sustainability Reporting and Environmental, Social
and Governance (ESG) Disclosures


Sustainability Reporting

ISOS Group can support the development of your inaugural report and also advance existing reports.

ESG Investor Disclosure

ISOS Group will synthesize, prioritize and respond to investor requests.

Assurance & Verification

Increase trust and confidence in your data with third-party assurance and verification


Sustainability Reporting

Whether your organization pursues sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) or global citizenship, let ISOS Group help you develop the report that best suits the needs of your organization and its stakeholders. We specialize in a range of leading frameworks including the GRI Standards, Integrated Reporting (<IR>) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards. Here’s a general overview of the process and what to expect.

Prepare & Align

During the first stage of the project, a thorough assessment will be conducted to develop a comprehensive list of potential sustainability issues for the organization. We utilize standards, regulations, industry charters and sector best-practices related to sustainability. This initial phase includes:

  • Capitals identification

  • Strategic development and goal setting

  • Alignment to industry and global standards

  • Ongoing support for full implementation of a
    sustainability program (1-3 years)

Materiality Assessment

The materiality assessment identifies and prioritizes the topics that matter most. In the sustainability reporting context, material topics reflect an organization’s significant economic, environmental and social impacts and/or those that significantly influence stakeholders’ decisions. Organizations must integrate an ever-increasing web of issues and market dynamics into strategic decisions to assess their relevance to competitiveness, enterprise continuity, risk exposure and growth capacity. In this phase we will conduct:

  • Preliminary risk assessment

  • Stakeholder engagement planning and implementation

  • Supply chain analysis and mapping

  • Materiality assessment

Report Development

We work alongside your team to ensure the content you collect is consistent with your chosen framework. We help your team determine what to include and how to disclose it and use storytelling to create a narrative arc to tie disclosures together. In this phase we provide:

  • KPI development and tracking

  • Guidance on internal program development and collaborative team execution

  • Report development

  • Written explanations of quantitative findings

Design & Publication

We support the final stages of reporting to bring your report to life and ensure adherence to your chosen reporting requirements. We collaborate with your team to develop a compelling design. In this phase services include:

  • Report design and layout

  • Infographic development

  • Report production and publication

  • Development of a report roll-out campaign

  • Supporting sustainability communication documents


ESG Investor Disclosure

The demand for consideration of ESG measures in investment decisions is increasing tremendously. The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment reports a 44 percent increase from 2016 to 2018 in requests for ESG information among money managers and community investing institutions. Furthermore, the proliferation of reporting and rating agencies, and the accessibility of these ratings, is growing. Let ISOS Group help you to develop a disclosure strategy that meets the needs of current and potential shareholders, while aligning reported metrics across relevant covenants and rating agencies.

Showcase your support of:

  • CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

  • Human Capital Management Coalition (HCMC)

  • Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD)

  • United Nations Global Compact

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Respond to rating agencies such as:

  • Bloomberg

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

  • FTSE Russell

  • Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)

  • MSCI

  • RobecoSAM

  • Sustainalytics

  • Thomson Reuters


Assurance and Verification

Investors, regulators, customers, suppliers and the public-at-large need thorough, reliable data to assess an organization’s practices and performance. Third-party assurance and verification builds trust and increase confidence in the quality of the information and data in sustainability reports and ESG disclosures. ISOS Group offers assurance and verification services to meet these needs.

Internal Due Diligence

  • Verification report for investors

  • Verification report for management team highlighting areas that could benefit from further improvement and offering a prescription for success for future reporting cycles

  • Customized recommendations for internal Sustainability/EHS teams


External Frameworks

  • Verification or assurance of climate change and greenhouse gas data submitted through the CDP Questionnaires: Climate Change, Water, Supply Chain

  • Verification or assurance of public disclosures submitted through the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Investor Questionnaire

  • Verification or assurance of public disclosures submitted through the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)

  • Assurance of GRI-based reports