ELS Europe's Sustainable Finance Solutions provide collaborative strategic support to private and institutional investors, corporate, investment & retail banks and insurers deploying our in-depth understanding of sustainability theshold screening criteria and complex processes & operations to assess and monitor environmental risk, liabilities and investment flows according to acceptable market practices.
Our Sustainable Finance Solutions support industry clients to transition to sustainable, resource efficient and climate resilient operations and connect them with the financial communities seeking to invest in, lend to and insure such operations.
For the Financial Community, we use our in-depth understanding of sustainability criteria and complex processes and operations to assess and monitor investment beneficiaries that are sustainable, according to acceptable market practices.
ELS Europe deliver Sustainable Financial solutions to:
Support capital flows towards sustainable investments
Why: Europe needs to close the gap between business as usual and transformation to sustainable economies. This gap exists in many macro-economic sectors such as energy, transport, buildings/construction, manufacturing and agriculture. ELS Europe supports the transition through our understanding of complex risk management and the importance of embedding sustainability in order to transform ‘business as usual’ models. We help our customers to re-align their businesses in order that environmental sustainability is mainstreamed into their operations, products and services.
How: ELS Europe provides support to private and institutional investors (asset owners, asset managers, diversified financials), banks (corporate investment &retail) and insurance entities on the identification and assessment of environmental sustainability risks across a range of financial instruments necessary for decision making, and furthermore assist with transparency and verification.
Our Solutions include:
- Compilation and Review of documentation and disclosure reports,
- Asset identification, risk assessment and management of key exposures,
- Assess eligibility against the EU Taxonomy and other market ESG criteria,
- Engage with Companies/Operators on their contributions to sustainability objectives, criteria and SDGs,
- Evaluate how the Company or Issuer conducts their activity(ies),
- Due diligence with Checks that the Company complies with minimum standards in each area of activity,
- Conduct of Second Party Opinion compilation,
- Conduct of Investor Question & Answers, and
- Assessment of Market Perspective’s.
Mainstream sustainability into risk management to help stem risks from climate change, resource depletion and environmental degradation
Why: Climate change has happened, and the world is on a trajectory for more extremes in climate with local and regional consequences. Insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in recent years are the highest on record, with damages calculated by percentage of GDP – in North America above 1%, Latin America 0.6% and Europe 0.12% - the world average in 2017 (inflation adjusted) amounted to 0.44% GDP. Mainstreaming of sustainability into risk management is a necessity for entities that need to adapt to the changes and which want to continue to grow and prosper.
How: We apply unified classification systems, such as the EU Taxonomy and models for sustainable activities and risk management.
Support long-term strategies and foster long-term thinking and action in today’s businesses
Why: Climate change and resource depletion present material long-term risks to business models. Long-termism describes the practice of making decisions that have long-term objectives or consequences for those business model.
How: ELS Europe supports Clients to consider long-term environmental actions and objectives and to understand the negative and positive consequences of actions taken and planned, and to make the best decisions on their future direction.
We provide advisory solutions built on the legislative instruments applicable to environmental objectives which are key to delivery of the sustainable development goals.
As such, our advisory services are in the areas of (a) climate change mitigation, where that activity leads to significant greenhouse gas emissions; (b) climate change adaptation, for and beyond the natural and built environment; (c) sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, including freshwater, transitional waters and coastal waters, and marine waters of the Union; (d) circular economy and waste prevention and recycling, across one or more stages of the lifecycle of products, including in terms of durability, reparability, upgradability, reusability or recyclability of products; generation, incineration or disposal of waste; (e) pollution prevention and control to air, water and land; (f) healthy ecosystems, maintenance of good condition of ecosystems.