ESG - Waystone

      ESG

      Our ESG advisory service is designed to provide investment managers with the tools they need to navigate the fast-evolving regulatory and legislative ESG landscape.

      We have the benefit of speaking to many clients and understanding how ESG requirements apply to different firms and strategies. We are also able to bring our experience from our places in industry body working groups to provide our clients with valuable insight to the complicated and uncertain requirements of ESG regulation.

      ESG regulations have been designed to impact both investment managers and also the funds which they manage. Waystone’s ESG advisory service encompasses both manager-level and fund-level solutions.

      Enterprise-level solutions:

      • advice on the application of ESG regulations to your firm
      • building and maintaining ESG policies and procedures
      • providing a gap analysis of policies and an assessment against ESG best practices
      • assurance on your ESG framework, disclosures, data integrity and periodic reporting
      • greenwashing reviews and remediation
      • creation of an ESG statement for corporate values and responsible behaviour
      • marketing material updates, including disclosure language on websites
      • guidance on becoming a UNPRI signatory and meeting membership obligations
      • assistance with commitment to ESG initiatives including NZAM, UNPRI, UK Stewardship Code, and CDP
      • assisting with investor ESG DDQ responses
      • regulatory ‘horizon scanning’ to ensure you remain aware of any upcoming ESG regulatory obligations
      • support in navigating multi-jurisdictional requirements.

      Fund-level solutions:

      • compliance advice in relation to emerging FCA requirements, SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation
      • fund category transition support (Article 6 to 8 or 9)
      • marketing material updates, including disclosure language on websites
      • advice and assurance on prospectus disclosures
      • advice and assurance on periodic disclosures
      • providing an assessment of the ESG positioning of a fund’s holdings
      • carbon footprint analysis
      • support in navigating multi-jurisdictional requirements.

      If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch using the contact form below.

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