Social


The social impact of an organisation can be complex and challenging to quantify. Business leaders are increasingly wanting to understand the impacts of their organisations and operations to set objectives to achieve positive and sustainable social outcomes.  

From the people a business employs to the community in which they operate and understanding of the organisations in their supply chains, we are helping organisations plan for the future.

The communities around us and those we work with are the eco-systems that enable our businesses to flourish. By helping you to become active members of communities and networks we can help you to understand and engage with those impacted by your business. We can work with you and help you find the most suitable communication methods for engagement and collaboration through our long-standing experience in these areas.

We help businesses and governments adopt and promote change. We understand how implementing change can be challenging, by adapting your organisation with ESG principles in mind we can help create a more sustainable and resilient future.

We help businesses implement workplaces fit for the future of work and develop effective people strategies and solutions to support growth. We can help you promote, develop and support diversity and inclusion in your workplace and create a sound strategy for best practice and compliance with the law. We can also assist in ensuring that wellbeing strategies are embedded. We advise on gender pay gap compliance and reporting for employees based in the UK and can help you to develop best practice and good employee relations. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) remains an important component of a responsible business strategy and demonstrates you are invested in your local community and focussed on wider social issues. We advise on the implementation of CSR strategies and contractual arrangements for CSR collaborations.

Businesses have to be aware and actively manage risk relating to people including human rights. While the underlying legal issues aren’t new, boards need to start looking at the way they conduct their business through an ESG lens. Human rights issues should now be part of general ESG compliance for businesses. This is a key element of responsible business no matter your size, scope or jurisdiction. This is not just an ethical must have but it is also a reputational issue for all businesses. Our team can help you navigate the law and the ethical issues that arise.

Business integrity is essential for any successful business. It is recognised by investors that to be a long-term successful business an organisation should have an authentic defined purpose beyond that of making profit. These values need to be embedded into the governance of a business to ensure that it lives by those values bringing its investors and stakeholders along with it.

In brief

  • Partnered with the Good Economy and sector experts to develop a standard approach to ESG reporting in the social housing sector.
  • Collaboration with not-for-profit organisations to achieve positive change
  • Facilitating collaboration across markets to embed responsible business as a commercial norm
  • Promoting, developing and supporting diversity and inclusion in your workplace
  • Having a purpose beyond profit
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Social Housing (Regulation) Bill introduced 

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Podcast: ESG Perspectives - A conversation with abrdn - Part 2

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Quarterly Housing Update – Summer 2022

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Podcast: ESG Perspectives - A conversation with abrdn - Part 1

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Webinar: Routes to Real Estate – Neurodiversity

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The Second Wave: Government funding for Net Zero retrofit

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