In the recent history of business, shared purpose, and impact, the role of a corporation has evolved from traditional corporate philanthropy and CSR to shared value to purpose. As stakeholder expectations and business action accelerate apace, we are now in a new era – the era of transparency and accountability.

In today’s environment, a company’s approach to managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is widely viewed by stakeholders as an indicator of effective risk management, agility in the face of change and the quality of the C-suite and the Board. To achieve success, a company’s ESG strategy must advance its business objectives – creating new opportunities and driving long-term sustainable performance.

Building on Edelman’s two decades of experience in measuring companies’ trust and credibility through our flagship Edelman Trust Barometer, we provide a market-leading suite of services grounded in strategy and management consulting skills, capital markets experience, regulatory expertise and deep ESG knowledge to help clients build and execute ESG strategies that mitigate risks, capture business opportunities and earn trust across the entire stakeholder ecosystem.


Edelman's ESG team partners with our clients at all stages of their ESG journey to deliver solutions advancing their ESG Strategy:
  • ESG Strategic Advisory: Strategy Development, Board and C-Suite advisory, Governance and Accountability Mechanisms, Market, Industry and Trends Analysis and Insights; Materiality Analysis and ESG Topic Prioritization, and Crisis Preparedness through our offering ESG Activator.
  • Planning and Execution: Governance & Operating Model Design, ESG Goal Setting and Metrics Identification, Stakeholder Engagement Planning, Business Transformations (M&A / IPO), ESG Activism Defense, Executive and Director Positioning.

  • Reporting and Communications: ESG Report and Investor Fact Sheet Development, Disclosure Framework Alignment, Web and Microsite Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.