We cannot escape our part in the global debate, we must all commit to an inclusive future, evolving at an affordable rate, with equity of cost for all.

What is Accordants approach to Environmental Social Governance ?

Our approach is to work with clients to adopt the most appropriate framework for their organisation, and we’ve developed tools and methodologies across a spectrum to enable us to do this.  Read more on how we approach this huge topic below.

One of the most challenging aspects of ESG is striking the balance between the technical skills and business skills, the time available for decision making, and the depth of analysis required.  Our bespoke AccSL® suite of software, which encompasses Finance, Carbon, and Social modules allows us to capture and analyse the three pillars of ESG quickly and address the challenge – skills, time, depth of analysis and reporting, in a single pane of glass.

What is ESG and Social Value?

Increasingly organisations are finding themselves needing to think beyond the traditional financial models and classic profit-only bottom line.  Environment, Social Governance, or ESG, is just one of several approaches that allow organisations to measure, manage and report on factors and interests within a wider context.  It has been called the triple bottom line, the People, Planet, Profit approach, and is widely understood to include Social and Sustainability metrics alongside finance.

Sustainability and Circular Economics

Classical Economic models have provided a foundation for growth for many, yet now it is clear that GDP as a measure and unconstrained market economics are not suitable tools for the future. We support and encourage the idea of circularity and circular economics and as a supporter of donught economic concepts we seek ways to make all our engagements sustainable and encourage our clients to do likewise.

For more information on Doughnut Economics see their site here .

UN Sustanability goals (SDG’s)

Through our work and methodologies we support the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and align our outcomes and activites with them where possible.

The 17 SGD’s are by there nature broad and demand action at a local, national and international level. Working through these models we have developed our own PPP approach. People,Planet and Prosperity – read more about his below

Frameworks and Standards

COP 26 in Glasgow (2021) heralded in the first ever agreement to phase down the use of fossil fuel. It went further and new frameworks were agreed and others elevated to international standards. Around the globe multiple frameworks are developed and stipulated by governments and procurement bodies. Knowing what applies and how is a complex process.

We have built our approach and tools to be adaptable to emerging standards and to enable you to begin your journey even if the exact route is not yet known. It is never to early to begin.

From the UK Social value model, The 06/21 Carbon reduction plan to Greehouse gas protocols and ISO14001.

We can help you navigate to a sustainable and socially equtable deployment of technologies and process.

Social Value Quality Mark

Everything evolves and we want to be right up there when it does so we network, we collaborate and we seek out the best partners across the world to work with. To be sure we do it right we check and double check and then seek certifcation to prove it.

We are delighted to have been awarded the Social Value Quality Mark in 2021 for out commitment to sustanability, Social value and Environmental initiatives. Working with partners we aim to improve our social value awards and achive the next level of award by the end of the year.

Read more about our social value award and our pledges below.

People, Planet and Prosperity

Increasingly organisations are finding themselves needing to think beyond the traditional financial models and classic profit-only bottom line.  Environment, Social Governance, or ESG, is just one of several approaches that allow organisations to measure, manage and report on factors and interests within a wider context.  It has been called the triple bottom line, the People, Planet, Profit approach, and is widely understood to include Social and Sustainability metrics alongside finance.

Our Measures

Our Carbon report

We are proud of our commitment to sustainability and social vlaue. In additon to offering volunteer days, equitable pay scales and equal opportunity we are also commited to diversity and inclusivity working with staff an partners to ensure work life balance and adapted working environments where needed.

Read our current Social Value and Carbon Report here.

Our Partners

The United Nations devotes an entire development goal to partnerships and we fully embrace that model. Working with key players and leaders in their field; We seek the most innovative and creative partners as we know this will be the key to quality and change. The list is long, here are a few..

  • Ecologi, our offsetting and investment partner.
  • Morph Brands
  • The Story Shed
  • Social Value Business
  • Ntierone
  • Experis
  • and many others….

Our Pledges

Our Carbon offsets and reductions are just a part of our commitment to sustainability and our communities. Alongside this we have made social pledges that we track and monitor against annually. These include our work on diversity and inclusivity, equitable pay rates and a living wage. Wellbeing and worklife balance – we are not just all about technology, for us people are the innovators and creators, technology is an enabler.