Sustainability strategy

Sustainability strategy

Developing robust sustainability and ESG strategies

The 2020s have been coined “the decade of action on sustainability”. Our strategy development service brings the most current futures thinking, together with robust science and data, to accelerate change.

Ricardo’s deep technical knowledge in areas such as climate change and the circular economy, enables our clients to develop progressive strategies, underpinned by powerful execution pathways. This ensures a clear direction of travel and helps improve understanding, decision making and accountability.

We can tailor a plan to suit your organisation including:

Futures thinking for developing sustainability strategies

Robust strategies not only take into account where the organisation is now, but where it will be in 5, 10 or 20 years time. It is key that a long-term view is captured. Ricardo has engaged with futures thinking for many years, working for both private and public organisations to analyse megatrends, undertake scenario planning and develop thinking around systemic issues, such as the future of mobility and energy.
Drawing on our expertise we can deliver the following for your organisation:

  • Business strategy scenarios
  • Issue level scenarios (Climate risk, circular economy etc)
  • Megatrend analysis
  • Engagement around the future of mobility and the future of energy

Sustainability strategy creation

Strategy processes can increase understanding and integration of sustainability issues into a business. They can help to set direction and enhance decision making. Ultimately, they can lead to organisational resilience.
At Ricardo we marry in-depth knowledge of issues with leading strategic thinking to create action-orientated strategies. We can support clients in the following ways:

  • Materiality ESG assessment

  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Ideation session creation

  • Strategic framework delivery

  • Alignment and mapping to standards i.e. SDGs

Further information

Read the blog - How to develop an effective sustainability strategy – seven recommendations from leading practitioners