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Welcome to ESG Navigator, a sustainability self-assessment platform run in partnership with Hedstrom Associates. ESG Navigator distills 30 years of industry knowledge and sustainability expertise into an elegantly simple online assessment tool. Because this rating platform benchmarks against sectors rather than individual companies, it is fully confidential, giving C-suites an honest look at where they stand on ESG today-and where they need to improve. ESG Navigator is a tool aimed at corporations, rather than academics or consultancies.
ESG Navigator has been shaped around the explicit needs of active member companies, helping organizations answer such questions as:
- How do we move beyond the ESG ratings game, align internally, and see how we truly stack up?
- What critical actions will drive tomorrow's growth while cutting risk and enhancing the brand?
- How will we know we are "future-ready" with robust systems in place?
The chief sustainability officer or equivalent
The person who oversees internal sustainability efforts
The executive (and team) reporting to the CEO and board of directors or board committee about sustainability position, programs, performance, and plans
More than 125 multinational companies today use ESG Navigator. Because the platform was built by companies, for companies, and is continually refined by the input of those companies, its results are realistic and continually relevant.
Built on Governance & Strategy ESG Navigator focuses on the factors that matter most to boards and C-suites: governance and leadership, strategy, and execution.
C-Suite Language ESG Navigator was crafted in Fortune 500 boardrooms. Its structure and rating criteria are solidly business focused. Companies use ESG Navigator because they want to weave sustainability into how they run their businesses-not merely bolt on a set of additional metrics imposed by external parties.
Best Practice Examples Learning from peers across industry sectors and geographies can be a powerful engagement tool in your company. ESG Navigator contains over 600 individual best practice examples covering each of the United Nation's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and virtually all the 129 key sustainability indicators
Confidentiality ESG Navigator is completely confidential. No one sees your company data except those with whom you share your log-in credentials.
"ESG Navigator speaks the language of our C-suite and board; great for engaging senior executives." Scott Tew - Executive Director, Trane Technologies
"ESG Navigator is not another one-size-fit-all rating scheme. The Navigator organizes current and emerging ESG topics in one place. It assists practitioners in assessing the relevance of these topics to their business and, with context, examines the organization's maturity in each area and identifies improvement opportunities." - Edan Dionne, Vice President, IBM
"The dialog among our cross-functional team as we completed our self-assessment was an excellent opportunity to align on ESG internally. This is a simple - yet powerful platform that demonstrates the breadth and influence of ESG in defining business strategies." - Skiles Boyd Vice President, DTE Energy
"ESG Navigator provides benchmarking insights that an internal framework simply cannot give." - Michel Washer, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Solvay
"Investors increasingly want to know how we plan to grow our business while addressing critical ESG factors. ESG Navigator helps us measure that and provides an informed, best-practice roadmap. In this respect, it is the most robust tool we've come across." - Jon Newton, Eaton
"External ESG ratings focus mostly on environmental and social risks - with hardly any focus on governance or strategy. That's where ESG Navigator is especially helpful." - Linda Hilbert - Executive Director, Consumers Energy
"ESG Navigator was one of several inputs we used to inform the next generation of sustainability at UPS. The framework helped us engage with other functions to identify top priorities, refine our strategy and set new goals." - Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, Chief Sustainability Officer, UPS