ELS Europe’s tailored solutions on behalf of our service provision sector Clients are include:

Mainstreaming Sustainable Processes & Technologies


Training, Knowledge Exchange and Stakeholder Consultation

ELS Europe provides solutions and expertise to global leaders in business, financial and sustainability-related information, helping to deliver trusted data solutions and insights that enable transparency, efficiency and fairness across financial and non-financial markets.

ELS Europe’s expertise has assisted with the development of industry-leading data gathering and dissemination tools, natural language processing (NLP) and natural language generation (NLG). Such solutions are adopted to replace repetitive and mechanical tasks through automation or to identify patterns in large amounts of heterogeneous and unstructured data to aid human analyses.

Developments across the data management lifecycle include the application of XBRL, the open international standard for digital business reporting that allows unique tags to be associated with reported facts.  The application of inline XBRL to the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), the reporting format required by issuers on EU regulated markets and as required by the CSRD for sustainability-related data represents an advancement in the digital categorization of such data and significant improvement in the data management cycle.

ELS Europe’s Clients will use the European Single Access Point (ESAP) which offers a single access point for public financial and sustainability-related information about EU companies and EU investment products.  This tool is intended to give companies more visibility towards investors and potentially open up more sources of financing for companies that have sound sustainability strategies and performance targets that they are demonstrating are being achieved. 


ELS Europe’s service provision sector Clients and Partners include:

  • Fintech Industry
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Legal Advisors

ELS Europe’s financial sector Clients are on their unique journeys to improve their organisational structures in order to effectively manage climate and environment-related risks and to avail of opportunities. We support the performance of initial mapping of risk exposures, helping Clients to allocate responsibilities within their organisation and set initial key performance and risk indicators.

We conduct materiality assessments, advise on deployment of operational tools, and more. In light of the evolving demands of regulators and their customers, our financial sector Clients want to achieve a higher level of sophistication such as applying more granular information to their risk profile in order to achieve target-driven portfolio management.

ELS Europe is uniquely positioned through our experience and knowledge of regional and national supervisory & prudential requirements, and our practical approach and experience on strategic positioning and reporting to assist our Clients and help solve their key challenges through efficient and reliable sustainability-related risk management, supporting clear outcomes and deliverables including:

Developing a sustainability strategy that is robustly linked to our Clients’ business model with suitable forward looking KPI’s

Conducting materiality assessment for climate, environmental and social risks and opportunities that take account of interoperable risks and opportunities, such as across strategic planning, operations, market and credit, insurance or investment risk areas, as relevant

Establishing good governance on risk appetite, such as preparation of a risk inventory, establishment of key risk indicators, and development of a risk appetite statement (RAS)

Preparing internal risk reports, data governance procedures and related management

Developing a company-wide risk management framework that incorporates environmental and social risks, support capital adequacy assessments, evaluates suitable risk mitigation measures and quantification of risks and opportunities

Evaluation and mitigation of associated strategic, operational, market and credit risks such as liability risks, reputation risks, business continuity risks

Implementation of good practices such as on investment processes and portfolio monitoring to manage identified risks, and avail of opportunities

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Our focus is on taking a coordinated approach to the collection and analyses of underlying company data needed to assess and manage our Clients material risks and to ensure the best practices applied are reflected in our Clients disclosures. In this regard, our Solutions help our Clients at organizational level to:

  • Undertake materiality assessments
  • Formulate climate and environment related key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Embed material climate and environment-related risks into key risk indicators (KRI’s)
  • Establish separate limits, tolerances and thresholds related to KRI’s and associated responses at organizational management, business line and portfolio levels
  • Perform gap analyses to identify shortcomings related to data availability, quality and current reporting structures
  • Identify the tasks needed to identify and manage climate and environment related risks and support implementation of selected management processes
  • Ensure that policies and procedures established by the institutions are implemented effectively in practice across all key areas of management and cascaded down to relevant business lines and portfolios
  • Identify suitable remedial actions that may be considered to address breaches of climate and environment-related indicators
  • Ensure that good governance and risk management practices are reflected in reporting practices
  • Support integration of ‘own-operation’ climate and environment risk management into relevant frameworks including physical and transitional risks, reputational ‘greenwashing’ risks, potential liabilities and business continuity risks

At business line or portfolio level to:

  • Develop climate and environment-related heat maps and risk inventories relevant to business lines and portfolios necessary to classify the level of sustainability risk at sub-sectoral level
  • Analyse and provide expert judgement on exposures to Clients’ portfolios from high-risk and hard-to-abate economic activities
  • Provide recommendations for actions to mitigate risk for transactions assessed as high risk
  • Provide independent input and peer review towards methodology development related to climate and environment-related risk management policies, portfolio alignment, and emissions, as examples
  • Assist in Client related due diligence, Client surveys and related data collection and analyses
  • Conduct Client-specific impact assessments across a range of risk drivers including for example biodiversity, water resources, circular economy, and pollution impact assessments