Developing an ESG strategy in B2B Utilities through due diligence

Angela Tooley 12 Jun 2024

Our team supported a B2B Utilities supplier with developing their ESG strategy, deploying our ESG Due Diligence and materiality assessments to identify areas of risk and reward, leading to practical recommendations for improvement.

What was the scope?

Our client was looking to develop their ESG strategy, building on business sustainability and identifying potential areas of value.

The business was going through a period of transition, and looking to take on additional investment to support long term growth.

How did BFY help?

We completed assessments against our client's maturity to ESG factors and applied a materiality assessment, as well as utilising peer benchmarks, to drive a laser focus on key risks and considerations for future builds.

Our review focussed on:

  • Understanding and improving the transparency and messaging behind our client's ESG strategy
  • Identifying value from our client's ESG activity, based on contribution towards strategic goals
  • Validating the robustness of our client's reporting methodology and data collection
  • Future business plans and external considerations to feed strategy builds
  • Material elements to ensure sustainable practices are embedded into the business operations and culture
  • Recommendations to support short- and long-term business growth
  • Supporting our client's journey to Net Zero

What were the results?

After completing our assessment of the client's ESG maturity, we held a workshop where ESG risks and opportunities were discussed, recommending mitigating actions in line with peer benchmarks.

Our client gained a valuable insight into the practicalities of ESG, with tangible actions identified across different areas of the business, including waste, supply chain management, and transparency and reporting.

It's been refreshing to work with a consultancy that not only has taken the time to really understand our business but has also provided specific insights and actionable recommendations that will really move us forward.

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If you'd like to know more about our ESG Due Diligence offering, and how it can support your ESG strategy, contact Angela Tooley.

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Creating value through an ESG lens

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Ian Barker

Managing Partner

Ian shapes the BFY vision and inspires our team to bring it to life, while remaining central to complex client engagements in Strategy, Commercial, and Operations.

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Angela Tooley

Head of Private Equity, Real Estate & ESG

Angela specialises in the creation and implementation of growth strategies, as well as supporting clients through special situations, with M&A advisory, restructuring, and crisis management.

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Wade Robertson


Wade specialises in Transformation, Value Creation and Project Management, helping clients to identify and deliver on opportunities of significant value.

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