Environmental, Social and Governance

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Increasing regulatory pressures and investor requirements make an effective Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy a fundamental responsibility for companies to be compliant and competitive in today's global markets.

To change our world, we must do the work of changing our perspectives and behaviors. How we approach Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)—a fundamental ethical and fiduciary responsibility in today’s global markets—requires such change, beginning with a clear purpose and deliberate approach designed to create long-term impact for employees, stockholders, customers and the world. Ferguson Partners can help you identify and assess where you currently are on the E, the S and the G spectrum and develop, manage and evolve a winning ESG and sustainability strategy with measurable actions that enable you to realize your ESG goals.

How We Work Together

With a global perspective from our teams across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, our ESG expertise provides distinct solutions across our individual service lines.

Find the right ESG leaders. Our global team brings a deep understanding of the effective organizational and leadership mandates and helps clients:

  • Understand the capabilities ESG leaders must bring to create sustainable value and consistently outperform their peers
  • Determine which roles, whether Head of ESG, Sustainability, Impact Investing or others are best-suited to a company's goals
  • Evaluate whether a multi-pronged approach comprised of current executives overseeing ESG strategy will be most effective

Establish compensation linked to goals and accountability. Committing to ESG priorities through compensation programs continues to trend upward. We are experienced and committed at helping companies to:

  • Establish appropriate ESG-related metrics and goals in both short- and long-term incentive programs
  • Assess and identify measurable goals based on ESG strategy
  • Develop incentive programs that balance accountability and long-term value creation

Prioritize, implement and create value. We understand the organizational and leadership capabilities ESG leaders require to create sustainable value and outperform peers. Areas of expertise:

  • Governance structuring — ensuring you have the right board capability and ESG governance
  • Identifying ESG priorities that are most relevant to your organization
  • ESG policy design and implementation

Foster diverse, inclusive and socially responsible cultures. We help you create diverse, inclusive environments where all employees can achieve full professional potential. Our work with clients includes:

  • Determining executive behaviors required to accelerate DE&I
  • Conduct culture audits to determine ability to embrace/sustain DE&I
  • Education, community engagement, execution and measurement


Report: ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023

Sponsored by Ferguson Partners

For the second consecutive year, Ferguson Partners is the proud sponsor the ULI Global Sustainability Outlook, an opportunity for ULI to share insights from member experts on the key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that will impact strategic real estate and land use decision-making each coming year.

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Related Insights

Recent Ferguson Partners ESG and sustainability perspectives

Ferguson Partners is proud to partner with the Urban Land Institute for Global Sustainability Outlook 2022. What sustainability topics and issues are on the rise, why do they matter, and what should the industry do about it?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns are increasingly important in assessing investment and risk mitigation strategies in the investment management industry. Learn how purposeful companies with better ESG profiles outperform their peers.

 CREFC Europe CEO Peter Cosmetatos shares perspectives on successful ESG strategies and critical issues impacting the commercial real estate industry—and how organizations are navigating implementation and making impact.

Our Global ESG Specialists

What's it like to work with Ferguson Partners?

Hear from our clients

"Ferguson Partners has been a valued and trusted partner to AvalonBay for over 20 years. During that time we’ve relied on them time and again for many of the services they offer including executive recruiting, compensation, training and coaching. The depth and breadth of their expertise in the real estate industry, along with their commitment to their clients, set them apart. Bill and his team are truly exceptional."

Timothy J. Naughton, President and Chief Executive Officer

“A valuable partner to Blackstone. The team’s deep expertise and knowledge of the real estate sector has been particularly useful in helping us navigate and understand the growing opportunities in Asia.”

Chris Heady, Chairman of Asia Pacific & Head of Real Estate Asia

Industry Partners

Sharing a commitment to ESG industry transformation

Ferguson Partners and exclusive Sustainability Partner Urban Land Institute jointly publish the annual ULI Global Sustainability Outlook, illuminating the key ESG issues that impact strategic decision-making each year.

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