EXPERT ADVICE FOR LEADING COMPANIES

Quinn & Partners supports leading public and private companies to embed sustainability and ESG practices into their businesses.

We offer a full suite of advisory services to help our clients excel.

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OUR CLIENT SERVICES

STRATEGY

• Benchmarking against industry and standards

• Materiality assessment and stakeholder research

• Sustainability program design

• Climate change strategy

• Key performance indicators and scorecards

• Sustainability governance 

 • Integration in corporate strategy and enterprise risk management

• Policy and procedures

IMPLEMENTATION

• Training and capacity building

• Stakeholder engagement and communications

• Target setting and science-based targets

• Performance measurement and data management systems

• Greenhouse gas emissions accounting and abatement

• Climate change risk and resilience assessments

• Climate scenario analysis

• Lifecycle assessments

• Renewable energy procurement

AUDIT

• Greenhouse gas emissions verification: ISO 14064-3

• Assurance readiness assessments

• Agreed upon procedures statement

• Limited assurance: ISAE 3000/3410

DISCLOSURE

• ESG ratings review and improvement: MSCI, Sustainalytics, ISS

• Sustainability reporting frameworks: SASB, TCFD, GRI, SDGs

• Effective responses to investor disclosure requests such as PRI, CDP, GRESB and DJSI

EXPERIENCE ACROSS INDUSTRIES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Pension plans, life insurance, integrated financial institutions (FIs) and asset managers

TRANSPORTATION

Rail freight, high-speed rail, port terminal operations, shipping and airports

REAL ESTATE

Property owners and managers, fund managers, REITs 

RETAIL

Grocers, general retailers, entertainment and industry associations

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS

Telecommunications, broadcasting, publishing and technology infrastructure providers

HOSPITALITY

Hotel owners, brand management companies, convention centres, industry associations and eco-certification bodies

CONSTRUCTION

Construction, materials and green building certification bodies

ENERGY

Pipelines, integrated oil and gas, renewable and conventional energy generation, transmission and distribution

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Sustainability management systems and technology solutions

MINING

Mining and resource extraction

CASE STUDIES

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The challenge

DEVELOPING A LEADING ESG PROGRAM

Quinn & Partners worked with a large telecommunication company to establish an ESG program, develop an implementation plan, quantify baseline performance and develop their inaugural ESG report. Our team investigated stakeholder priorities, researched peer programs and benchmarked industry standards to determine where gaps and opportunities existed. We performed a materiality assessment in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, and defined ESG program focus areas and differentiators. We then developed a multi-year implementation plan to structure the ESG program roll-out and authored the company’s inaugural ESG report, leveraging SASB, TCFD and the GRI Standards.

THE CHALLENGE

MODELING AMBITIOUS GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTION TARGETS

We worked with a real estate owner and manager to adopt a long-term GHG reduction target to support its transition to the low-carbon economy. They enlisted Quinn & Partners’ support to develop a model of GHG reduction pathways to assess how much they could feasibly reduce their GHG emissions and outline what measures they would need to execute in order to achieve their target. The model projected the influence of operational and physical building improvements, including energy efficiency practices, upgrades to building systems using low-carbon technology and application of fuel-switching and on-site renewable energy. The output of the model included GHG reduction potential, capital cost and operating costs per year. Combined, these metrics allowed the client to assess the cost-effectiveness of more ambitious targets, enabling them to commit with confidence.

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The challenge

SETTING THE BAR FOR TCFD REPORTING

Quinn & Partners was retained to support a large, multi-national financial services company and asset manager with a mandate to set the standard for TCFD reporting in North America. Our team summarized the state-of-play in TCFD disclosure globally, shared industry best practices and investor preferences for decision-useful climate change information, provided tailored recommendations for how to improve the company’s disclosure, and authored an industry-leading TCFD report.