Case Studies

Case Studies

We believe in measurable success.

While it is clearer than ever that all organisations must adopt more sustainable business practices, the road to get there is not one-size-fits-all. This is why the Sustainability Group leverages our 42 years of experience to create bespoke and innovative strategies that build on our clients’ existing infrastructure and capabilities. Our clients achieve measurable success in a way that their customers appreciate, and markets value.

We believe in measurable success.

The Sustainability Group was founded from the belief that it made good business sense for enterprises to measure, communicate and grow value in both financial and social terms. See first-hand how we have been helping companies around the world achieve greater economic and environmental performance.

Soho House

Client: Founded by Nick Jones in 1995, Soho House is a home for creative people to come together. A platform that fosters creativity in all its forms, and a place to share ideas and make connections in physical and digital spaces. Since the first House opened at 40 Greek Street in London’s Soho, Soho House now includes 27 Houses in 10 countries, as well as restaurants, spas, workspaces and cinemas.

Client Requirements: As retained advisors, The Sustainability Group has supported Soho House in the creation and consolidation of their global sustainability and social impact programmes and ESG Framework. We helped to create ‘House Foundations’, a programme of social responsibility initiatives that represent the foundations of Soho House, bringing together diversity and inclusion, mentorship, apprenticeships, social and environmental causes.

Delivery: The sustainability policies and actions developed for Soho House have been tailored to reflect their culture and commitment to incrementally improving their positive environmental and climate impact and minimising the negative environmental footprint of the group

The policies developed focus on enhancing the wellbeing of guests and teams and improving the experience of visiting a Soho House establishment. From ethical frameworks for global expansion, to energy, sourcing and behaviour change, the aim has been to make living a sustainable life creative, accessible and inclusive by curating a considered environment and atmosphere where the complexities of living within our means can be achieved through design, sourcing and solution-based ideas.

The Sustainability Group also developed and delivered the ESG framework that underpinned their successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2021.

Soho House

Client: Founded by Nick Jones in 1995, Soho House is a home for creative people to come together. A platform that fosters creativity in all its forms, and a place to share ideas and make connections in physical and digital spaces. Since the first House opened at 40 Greek Street in London’s Soho, Soho House now includes 27 Houses in 10 countries, as well as restaurants, spas, workspaces and cinemas.

Client Requirements: As retained advisors, The Sustainability Group has supported Soho House in the creation and consolidation of their global sustainability and social impact programmes and ESG Framework. We helped to create ‘House Foundations’, a programme of social responsibility initiatives that represent the foundations of Soho House, bringing together diversity and inclusion, mentorship, apprenticeships, social and environmental causes.

Delivery: The sustainability policies and actions developed for Soho House have been tailored to reflect their culture and commitment to incrementally improving their positive environmental and climate impact and minimising the negative environmental footprint of the group

The policies developed focus on enhancing the wellbeing of guests and teams and improving the experience of visiting a Soho House establishment. From ethical frameworks for global expansion, to energy, sourcing and behaviour change, the aim has been to make living a sustainable life creative, accessible and inclusive by curating a considered environment and atmosphere where the complexities of living within our means can be achieved through design, sourcing and solution-based ideas.

The Sustainability Group also developed and delivered the ESG framework that underpinned their successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2021.

UN Joint Sustainable
Development Goal Fund

Client: The Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund is an innovative instrument to incentivise the transformative policy shifts and stimulate the strategic investments required to get the world back on track to meet the SDGs.

Client Requirements: Launched in 2019, The Joint SDG Fund supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. It operates through a series of Calls for the United Nations system that lead to the implementation of transformative Joint Programmes. The Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale

Delivery: The Sustainability Group works with the Joint SDG Fund, and advises on the innovative models of financing that will be required to ensure the right economic, social and environmental policies can be put in place and scaled to meet the 2030 goals. The Sustainability Group advises and reports on funding mechanisms, providing introductions to the private sector and engages with philanthropists on ongoing proposals and programmes, as well as creating new partnerships with private donors and organisations to raise seed funding for chosen programmes.

UN Joint Sustainable Development Goal Fund

Client: The Joint Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Fund is an innovative instrument to incentivise the transformative policy shifts and stimulate the strategic investments required to get the world back on track to meet the SDGs.

Client Requirements: Launched in 2019, The Joint SDG Fund supports countries as they accelerate their progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. It operates through a series of Calls for the United Nations system that lead to the implementation of transformative Joint Programmes. The Fund is committed to forge paths and partnerships that unlock public and private capital for the SDGs at scale

Delivery: The Sustainability Group works with the Joint SDG Fund, and advises on the innovative models of financing that will be required to ensure the right economic, social and environmental policies can be put in place and scaled to meet the 2030 goals. The Sustainability Group advises and reports on funding mechanisms, providing introductions to the private sector and engages with philanthropists on ongoing proposals and programmes, as well as creating new partnerships with private donors and organisations to raise seed funding for chosen programmes.

Vala Capital

Client: Vala is an entrepreneur-led investment advisory business that backs start-ups and early-stage companies supporting the founders of progressive, purpose-led ventures.

Client Requirements: Vala provides early stage finance to companies that have potential to achieve scale quickly, investing in various industries, they have  a special interest in funding innovation that could make a big difference to sustainability challenges.

Delivery: The Sustainability Group works closely with Vala Capital,  conducting due diligence on their potential investees, measuring the sustainability development of their investments through the deployment of FuturePlus, advising the Sustainability Board and collaborating on the organisation’s ESG strategy.

Vala Capital

Client: Vala is an entrepreneur-led investment advisory business that backs start-ups and early-stage companies supporting the founders of progressive, purpose-led ventures.

Client Requirements: Vala provides early stage finance to companies that have potential to achieve scale quickly, investing in various industries, they have  a special interest in funding innovation that could make a big difference to sustainability challenges.

Delivery: The Sustainability Group works closely with Vala Capital,  conducting due diligence on their potential investees, measuring the sustainability development of their investments through the deployment of FuturePlus, advising the Sustainability Board and collaborating on the organisation’s ESG strategy.

International SOS

Client: International SOS is the world’s leading health and security services company. More than 10,000 multicultural health, security and logistics experts provide support and assistance in over 85 countries.

Client Requirements: international SOS retained The Sustainability Group to research and report on opportunities for its membership and consulting services through a focus on business resilience and sustainability.

Delivery: The Sustainability Group delivered a report for International SOS on ‘Trends and Opportunities in Business Resilience Planning’. Following the report The Sustainability Group, hosted a global workshop for the International SOS senior leadership team with a focus on the future development of market ready solutions and advised on the development of a Risk and Resilience Audit, allowing for the rapid analysis of client, and potential client business resilience support and planning.

International SOS

Client: International SOS is the world’s leading health and security services company. More than 10,000 multicultural health, security and logistics experts provide support and assistance in over 85 countries.

Client Requirements: international SOS retained The Sustainability Group to research and report on opportunities for its membership and consulting services through a focus on business resilience and sustainability.

Delivery: The Sustainability Group delivered a report for International SOS on ‘Trends and Opportunities in Business Resilience Planning’. Following the report The Sustainability Group, hosted a global workshop for the International SOS senior leadership team with a focus on the future development of market ready solutions and advised on the development of a Risk and Resilience Audit, allowing for the rapid analysis of client, and potential client business resilience support and planning.

The Sustainability Group helps organisations to:

  • Understand their sustainability footprint and their ambition.
  • Adapt their strategy so sustainability considerations underpin everything they do.
  • Incorporate clear and measurable performance indicators, allowing them to become stronger, better performing, and more adaptable.
  • Train key employees in building resilient and sustainable business strategies.
  • Develop plans to embrace and adapt to sustainability risks that cannot be mitigated.
  • Measure impact and become an organisation that continuously learns and improves.
  • Review and assess performance on an ongoing basis.

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