Our ESG Services

It’s more important than ever for organisations to adopt environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) commitments, and take action to deliver a better world. We’re here to partner with you at every stage, from concept to design and delivery.

Our Strategy

With ESG principles embedded into everything we do, the goal of our Sustainable Legacies strategy is straightforward: to ensure that the way we run our business, and the work we do in partnership with our clients, leaves a positive, lasting impact for communities and our planet.

See how we help every client take the next step on their ESG transformation - and build a more sustainable future.
Our services

ESG advisory

Governments and cities. Organizations, developers and asset owners. We’re all on a path of ESG transformation, using knowledge and experience to build a better world.

We help organizations protect the environment, enhance communities, integrate sustainable development into everyday business and improve governance. So ambitions turn into practical roadmaps to achieve your ESG goals.

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of asset managers say ESG is a high priority.

(Source: Index Industry Association)

Going beyond strategy

Transformation takes smart planning, a focused strategy and consistent implementation.

We’re here for the entire journey, from risk analysis to strategy development, governance, measurement, implementation and program delivery.

All supported by a suite of technical services from across AECOM.

Leading and enabling your transformation

Everyone’s ESG transformation is different – so we take a collaborative approach that unpacks your challenges and enables your vision.

A better way to manage risk

Increase your organization’s resilience with a more complete view of the risks you face, how those risks can evolve, and what’s required to minimize them.

Unlock new funding

We can support you to unlock new funding by demonstrating how your plans achieve sustainability objectives, which is often a key requirement for grant funding. Our ESG advisory services help to evidence wider benefits beyond a traditional business case.

For example, we quantify the health benefits and savings that result from active travel or clean air policies, further supporting the case for their funding. We also unpack potential scheme disadvantages, such as social division, inequality, pollution and climate impact to better understand and communicate the advantages of an alternative.

Competitive advantage

Stay ahead of your competition by anticipating - and preparing for - environmental, social, regulatory and geopolitical changes. We help businesses take the first step by benchmarking against peers to review their ESG maturity and plan actions to improve. We also support cities and nations to develop routes to competitive advantage. Whether it’s furthering social justice, lowering healthcare costs thanks to active travel policies, or building biodiversity – together we can create more desirable places for people to live.

Investor confidence

Address higher investor expectations for a strong ESG strategy, quantifiable metrics and transparent monitoring and reporting. We can support you in responding to investor requests for data and information on your ESG programs and performance, increasing investor confidence into the future.

Partnership appeal

Embed ESG standards into your procurement and partnership policies, improving market alignment with other responsible, sustainable organizations. We see increasing collaboration amongst industry, especially around the impact of scope 3 emissions and developing procurement approaches that reduce carbon in the supply chain. New partnerships, often pre-collaborative, are increasingly seen as critical to bringing trusted suppliers along the ESG continuum.

Trust and brand loyalty

Build trust, brand loyalty and recognition with stakeholders including customers and employees who care deeply about social and environmental responsibility. For public agencies advancing ESG policies, we provide trusted advisory that gives confidence to leaders and citizens.

Practical support based on real-world experience

Our activities under ESG Advisory include:

  • Benchmarking, target setting, action planning and reporting
  • Future mobility scenario simulations
  • Investor and communication advisory
  • Strategy for ESG approach and implementation
  • Sustainable investment business case and Green Book appraisal

The Network Rail environment strategy was a complex assignment. It involved seeking the views from many stakeholders and needed to be grounded in facts and data. AECOM did an excellent piece of work bringing together different perspectives and shaping these into a coordinated strategy. The team were collaborative. They worked at pace. The final product was of a very high quality and has been well received throughout the rail industry.

Martin Frobisher, Technical Authority Director, Network Rail, UK

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