We’re proud to have worked for a huge variety of business and organisations; from private equity companies and multinationals to government departments and charities. Many of our contracts have been extended beyond the original timeframe and scope because our clients see real value in the work we deliver for them. More often than not, we are able to advise where clients can save money, or provide guidance on areas of compliance. We also have extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and helping to embed CR strategies within business.
Please click on the examples of some of our work below for further information, or get in touch to chat about how we can help you.
ITV - Supporting the CR Team Restructuring
Nigel provided external support to ITV’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) team. This involved offering an expert view to help restructure the CR team and participate in the interview panel. In providing this external view the client was positively challenged to ensure the recruitment process delivered the right candidates to meet the future demands of delivering ITV’s CR strategy.
BITC - CR Management Programme Risk & Materiality Training
Nigel is a regular contributor and trainer for the BITC’s CR Management Programme and delivers the module on on CR Risk and Materiality.
The course, created by Corporate Balance, introduces a risk framework which is designed to help candidates understand the risk and opportunities present in the field of Corporate Responsibility.
Virgin Media - Materiality Scoping
Nigel worked with Virgin Media’s Corporate Responsibility Director to identify and prioritise the company’s key sustainability risks and opportunities. This prioritisation exercise involved completing a risk and materiality assessment as well as plotting a number of corporate responsibility related issues against Virgin Media’s strategic business objectives.
The Cabinet Office - Sustainable Procurement Strategy
We supported the Office of Government and Commerce (now known as the Cabinet Office) to collate and produce guidance on sustainable procurement. This helped to meet the requirements of the sustainable operations and procurement target framework.
Warburtons – Corporate Responsibility Health Check and Issues Prioritisation
We conducted a CR healthcheck and made a number of short and long term recommendations for Warburtons to begin embedding corporate responsibility into their business operations by undertaking a stakeholder mapping exercise and competitor analysis.
Consort Medical - CR Mentoring & Ongoing Support
Consort Medical is a healthcare company focused on medical device technologies for drug delivery. We have been supporting Consort in its corporate responsibility journey for a number of years and continue to help shape and create a robust CR strategy which links to the wider group's objectives.
Royal Mail Group - Environment Strategy & Communications
We have been working with Royal Mail Group for two years, during which time we helped to create and implement their new Environment Strategy. In addition we designed and undertook a stakeholder engagement programme and developed a new environment brand to provide a cohesive look and feel for all environmental-related communications.
Imperial Tobacco - Sustainable Agriculture
Our lead consultant, Nigel Smith, worked on an 18 month contract with Imperial Tobacco, leading on tobacco farmer welfare projects and promoting sustainable agriculture. During this time he reported to the Director of Leaf Purchasing to develop a strong commercial case for community investment, leading to securing supply in developing countries.
WRAP - Courtauld Commitment Support
We provided support to the Retail Supply Chain Team. Acting as a Key Account Manager, we facilitated the implementation of the Courtauld Commitment 2; a voluntary agreement between WRAP, Defra, the Scottish and Welsh Governments and the UK grocery sector, to achieve significant reductions in household packaging and food waste.
Compassion in World Farming - Project Management Training
We provided a bespoke two-day Project and Account Management training course for the Food Business Team at Compassion in World Farming. The aim was to streamline the project management process and introduce the candidates to project management methodologies to enable them to make more informed decisions when choosing which projects to focus upon.
Betfair – Corporate Responsibility Health Check & Issues Prioritisation
We supported Betfair in taking their first step on the corporate responsibility ladder by helping to develop a framework which articulated their key corporate responsibility pillars before translating how each one relates to their key business areas (employees, environment, community and suppliers).
Private Equity - ESG Support
We have been providing ESG support to a number of Private Equity firms for the past eight years. During this time we have worked with a total of eight firms, retaining most of these on an annual basis. We have completed draft ESG policies, a number of Due Diligence reports, over 40 ESG assessments of investee companies and contributed to numerous Annual Reports.