From ambition to action

Environmental, Social and Governance

Delivering sustainable growth that creates both commercial and societal value

Progress, not Perfection

Across every industry and every business, we hear the ambition to decarbonise. But we recognise that it's hard to know where to begin. 

We’ve led the charge on sustainability for over 30 years, applying world-class expertise to deliver tangible impact for the public and private sectors. By connecting purpose with profitability, we deliver sustainable growth for our clients. 

Watch our ESG leaders explain how, together, we can move your business from ambition to action.

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Sustainability Reporting

New regulation, heightened stakeholder scrutiny and investor demand is creating a deeper need for transparency. Robust reporting, powered by data and technology, not only ensures compliance, but ensures an authentic approach to sustainability, creating value and building trust.

Net Zero Transformation

Organisations across society are racing to turn their net zero ambitions into action. By aligning your net zero strategy with your wider business priorities, you’ll deliver on your decarbonisation targets, unlock cost savings, improve decision making and demonstrate your commitment to real progress.

Client stories

Baker Hughes

Delivering effective ESG transformation for our clients

Baker Hughes turned to PwC to help develop and implement a business strategy, and assist with risk identification, reporting and operational cost reductions. A carbon out programme has also facilitated 600 projects to realise carbon reduction.

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Phoenix Group

Tackling climate risks to ensure long-term sustainability

Phoenix Group needed to improve ESG reporting to support climate disclosure, comply with regulations, assess risk and understand the environmental impact of its investment portfolio. This reporting would help the company fully integrate sustainability into its operations, take action on climate risks and make more informed investment decisions.

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How Grainger is calculating the true cost of decarbonisation to achieve climate credibility

Supporting Grainger achieve net zero by 2030 and setting science-based reduction targets for emissions, including scope 3 customer and development emissions

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How we can help you

Accelerate your journey to net zero

We are a recognised global leader in sustainability, and have developed a robust, proven process for net zero transformation. We offer the gold-standard in getting numbers right. As the UK’s largest sustainability practice, we have a 15 year heritage and a team that spans the breadth and depth of our organisation. Our global Centre for Nature Positive Business expands our capabilities further, helping clients develop and implement nature positive strategies. By taking this approach to net zero transformation, we unlock future growth to ensure your response to the climate emergency is authentic, informed and aligned with commercial imperatives. The PwC world view goes beyond business; our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems.

Deliver robust ESG reporting

Sound reporting underpins all aspects of ESG — we’re known as trusted advisors because of our robust numbers. Without this, there is no way of assessing or benchmarking progress. Regulation is increasing and stakeholders require on-demand access to reliable ESG metrics. Those who get ahead with sustainability reporting will be at a business advantage. Whether you need support on TCFD analysis, government regulation, or gender pay gap reporting, we can help. You’ll emerge more responsive to risk and opportunity, more attractive to investors and more trusted within your market.

Address the social implications of net zero

Organisations need radically different operating models to power a low-carbon economy. Done well, the transition can create huge opportunities. But, without care, it could come at a social and human cost. It’s vital to make sure that the opportunities and benefits of change are shared widely - including factors such as the impact on employment and living wage; ensuring diversity and inclusion; and considering the impact of change further down the supply chain. Drawing on our deep cross-sector experience and using cutting-edge tech solutions, we help you embed improved business practices that also build resilience across society.

Position ESG as a driver of growth

It's clear that ESG and the transition to net zero are now transforming industries and directing the flow of both public and private capital. Organisations need to generate returns here and now, but also create sustainable value for the future. This kind of value is much more than financial. It’s about regenerating environments; creating fairer, more equitable societies; and building greater trust between people, businesses, investors and governments. All organisations require a stable planet and society to thrive, so this is crucial. The growth opportunity also lies in the ‘first-mover’ advantage and in efficiencies delivered by the integration of tech.

The strategic imperative to embrace sustainability is clear. Delaying transformation will cost more in the long-run.

Leadership in the sustainability era

Sustainability leaders have a crucial role in tackling ESG challenges and moving their organisations from ambition to action. Progressing from setting sustainability targets to embedding change across multiple functions takes judgement and experience to navigate. Balancing that transformation with commerciality while building trust takes a particularly rare set of human qualities.

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ESG technology

Technology enables faster, more effective decision making and broader ambitions. Net zero targets, reporting and sustainability goals are complex issues, best faced with robust, timely and insightful data in the hands of the right people.

At PwC, we have close relationships with the market leaders in new ESG specific technologies, who are delivering innovative solutions to help organisations measure and meet their ESG goals. From carbon accounting, footprinting and reporting, to bespoke risk assessment and complex data analysis, digital tools can be integrated across all stages of your ESG agenda to deliver impactful results.

The power of our in-house expertise, combined with our technology alliances, means your ESG ambitions can be realised swiftly and effectively.

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“Sustainability is at the heart of all our roles, and we believe ESG principles need to be embedded into every project that we deliver. By combining human ingenuity and experience with technology and data, we create both commercial and societal value. Find out more about our purpose-led, values-driven approach and explore our wide range of careers.”

Zubin Randeria,ESG Leader

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Zubin Randeria

Zubin Randeria

ESG Leader, Risk Executive Board member, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7710 080027

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