How can we help Sustainable finance is about assessing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in lending and investing

Action Sustainability is a progressive advisory firm that specialises in sustainable finance. We help financial organisations (banks, investment owners and managers and insurance companies) assess environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, and opportunities in the lending and investing activities, aligned with emerging best industry practice and experience (e.g. the Principles for Responsible Investment and Equator Principles).

Our services include providing advice in the following areas:

Responsible investing advisory services:

  • Responsible investing philosophy and strategy
  • Responsible investment governance, policies and procedures
  • Responsible investing and ESG performance benchmarking
  • ESG integration into investment decision making
  • Active ownership and investee engagement


Thematic advice on a range of issues, including:

  • Portfolio carbon assessment, foot printing and disclosure
  • Stranded assets assessment (carbon policy & extreme weather)
  • Human rights and modern slavery

Responsible lending advisory services:

  • Assessing ESG risks in lending portfolios
  • Development of ESG credit assessment tools and resources
  • ESG lending policies for high impact sectors e.g. Energy, Forestry, Agriculture, Gaming, Tobacco, Munitions etc.
  • Portfolio carbon assessment (financed emissions, 2 degrees pathways)