Creating value through an ESG lens

Environmental, Social and Governance

Leverage the improvements material to your business

Our ESG and Carbon Strategies teams are actively advising large multi-nationals, large utilities, and high growth private equity businesses - from getting the basics right, to decarbonising large real estate assets.

Our offerings provide a comprehensive audit and ranking of ESG related practices, programmes and metrics, giving a view of materiality and maturity of the business’ decarbonisation journey.

As we see increasing evidence of the correlation between ESG practices and future business performance, firms should be on the front foot, looking to maximise opportunities for value creation.

Angela Tooley


Why is ESG Important?

Create a strategy your board or investors buy into

Developing an ESG roadmap is not a “one-size fits all” model. Every business’ ESG journey is different based on their sector, geography, asset footprint, future strategy, and own values.

We provide tailored benchmarks and peer comparisons, to support the development of roadmaps and actions plans, aligned to the overall business strategy. This helps to guide businesses on two fronts - by making the changes required to mitigate risk, and exploiting opportunities for value creation via new revenue streams or cost reduction.

ESG is important because:

  • You should understand how much pollution (emissions) your business creates directly and indirectly, with actions in place to mitigate this
  • If you’re looking for debt/equity funding, your funders will care about your emissions. They're likely to require an ESG assessment, and clear demonstration that you're thinking about decarbonisation
  • It’s good for business, and for your people - reducing reputational risk will help to attract and retain talent

Environmental, Social and Governance

Due diligence to support investment

ESG due diligence has become integral to investment decisions for private equity and asset-based lenders, driven by tighter regulations, and growing demand amongst stakeholders for responsible investing. Ian Barker Managing Partner

Meet the team

Our ESG Team

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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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