Improve your ratings and your valuation.
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) communication is no longer just for fringe investors. Today, it’s mainstream. And companies that demonstrate ESG savvy have a clear advantage as they engage with the Street. As portfolio managers continue to integrate ESG factors into their investment process, organizations need to take a proactive approach to telling their ESG story. At Clermont Partners, ESG has been on our radar for years. We have invested heavily in the rating agencies’ data as well as investor data, and we understand what it takes to effectively integrate ESG messaging into your stakeholder communications and enhance your stock valuation as result.
If you don’t tell your ESG story, the rating agencies will tell it for you.
Whether you know it or not, your company may have an inaccurate or “bad” rating from any of the 650-some ESG rating agencies that currently publish ESG data. As a result, investors may be screening out and avoiding your stock. Even if you’re doing the right things when it comes to top ESG metrics—like cybersecurity, carbon footprint, and employee culture—if you are not fully articulating your efforts, you’re missing out on opportunities to reap the rewards of your efforts and enhance your stock valuation.
Promote your ESG strengths. Get the ratings you deserve.
Clermont Partners designed its ESG Elevate program to help organizations capitalize on the full value of their ESG efforts. The purpose of the program is two-fold: 1.) To ensure accurate scores from top ESG rating agencies, including MSCI and Sustainalytics. And 2.) To optimize understanding of your compelling ESG strengths among investors who use ESG integration.
Our experienced senior counselors customize our recommendations based on your unique ESG attributes and our in-depth knowledge of ESG rating agency practices and data. Through shareholder analysis, we identify the ESG concerns of your existing shareholder base and map your ESG messaging strategy to address those issues. In addition, we identify a list of potential target ESG investors who align with your ESG priorities. Then we make your story heard. We integrate your ESG messaging points into your investor narrative and stakeholder communications. And we clearly promote your efforts in all the appropriate channels, enabling investors and rating agencies to easily get the facts.
Should a rating agency get your story wrong, we can help you quickly fix the problem. As a client of the leading ESG agencies, we can help expedite this process and ensure these organizations get the right information about your efforts and ESG communications.
Optimize your stock valuation.
It’s simple. Your ESG efforts can and will drive your stock price up, as long as you communicate them effectively. Clermont Partners makes sure you realize every ounce of value from the responsible environmental, social, and governance practices in which your firm is already engaging.
For additional resources on ESG, please see The New ESG Communications Mandate and Growth of ESG Integration Sparked by Risk Mitigation and Client Demand.