Proactive ESG: creating value and managing risk

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Sector-focused ESG support

Ramboll has global, decades-long experience assisting clients with ESG-related issues. We have been involved in hundreds of ESG projects from portfolio monitoring, policy development, training, due diligence, strategy planning, etc. Multidisciplinary teams of strategic, environmental, scientific and engineering specialists work with clients to define and achieve strategically aligned value-creation goals.

Wherever your business is on its ESG journey, Ramboll can help.

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How we can help

Wherever your business is on its ESG journey, Ramboll can help. Find your sector below to delve into examples of solutions, project examples and insights.


How can you protect and enhance value during the hold period?

Read more about private equity and financial sector


How to build resilience, adapt to future trends and keep a competitive advantage?

Read more about corporations and strategic investors


Are you looking for long-term security, growth, resilience and value protection?

Read more about real estate


Can you ensure long-term resilience and manage supply chain and reputation?

Read more about infrastructure investors
Defining environmental, social and governance considerations

What is ESG?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) describes issues that investors and management consider in the evaluation of corporate behaviour, in an age of climate change transparency and looming regulatory requirements. It has a focus on material, non-financial matters and is often used in the context of responsible investing.

Key motivators for good ESG performance are financial returns, access to capital, risk management, a desire to make a positive impact, and brand reputation.

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Why is ESG important?

ESG indicates a maturation of business practices, which translates to better risk management. After growth potential, ESG credentials and transparency are among the most important factors asset/fund managers consider when managing portfolios1. ESG:

  • Identifies and manages risks and enables capitalization on opportunities to create value
  • Manages regulatory positioning and legal liabilities
  • Eases access to capital
  • Grows asset revenue, protects gross margin, and meets fiduciary responsibility obligations 
  • Reduces costs – ie energy efficiency, insurance
  • Enhances stewardship
  • Facilitates staff recruitment and retention
  • Protects brand, corporate values and market position, and enables differentiation in the market
  • Provides positive communication with key stakeholders

1 Linkaters Sustainable Futures report

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Ramboll is committed to working on reducing our fair share of carbon reduction by setting science-based targets (SBTi) for carbon reduction across our value chain in 2021. By setting targets that are grounded in climate science we are demonstrating our commitment towards ambitious climate action that will contribute to a net zero, climate resilient future for all. We will monitor our progress and regularly revisit our plan to ensure we are on track to meet our carbon reduction commitment by 2030. 

Ramboll’s climate targets are approved as aligned with the 1.5°C pathway.

Read more about this and our other sustainability commitments in the Annual Report 2020.