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Strategy Services

A solid sustainability strategy gives you a framework for managing your most significant social, environmental and broader economic issues.

We help put sustainable practices at the heart of companies' business models.

Our approach to strategy development originates on our work with businesses, investors and wider stakeholders to address the challenges of building trust and creating value in a volatile, uncertain and complex world. 

We do so by helping clients go beyond compliance by creating strategic materiality, ESG maturity assessments and sustainability strategies that are future-facing, stakeholder-led and truly integrate into wider corporate governance, strategy and decision-making. 

Our history of managing risk and assuring performance of organisations means that we can operate as a third party that you and your stakeholders can trust.

Other strategy services  

We also support our global customers with a range of other services, including:

  • Benchmarking through the assessment of sustainability performance, reporting and management to help: 
    • Evaluate performance against material issues and recommend action for company-wide or localised improvement
    • Analyse performance against competitors and provide benchmarks for reporting, targets and performance, and of alternative management approaches to specific sustainability issues 
  • ESG maturity assessments using value-added tools that help improve disclosures and stand the test of time
  • Independent assessments of sustainability management arrangements
  • Executive briefings (specific issues, trends, sector developments)
  • Analysis (governance structures, risks and opportunities)

Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

BP, materiality quote

DNV helped us improve our materiality process five or six years ago. They developed a way to fine-tune our sustainability reporting materiality process so we could use it for non-financial issues in our Annual Report. They helped us put in place a systematic approach for assessing stakeholder feedback and drawing upon internal expertise, particularly from our risk and issues management teams.

  • Louise Tyson,
  • Head of Corporate Reporting,
  • BP
Nestle, Strategy quote

At Nestlé, we challenged ourselves to evolve our materiality analysis. DNV worked with us to develop a process to bring both non-financial and financial risk identification together and to connect it more closely to business operations. For us, it was critical that we harness the views from a range of internal and external stakeholders including investors, retailers and our own key markets and growth categories. DNV provided a provocative and insightful strategic materiality approach, backed by a credible evidence base, that resonated with and engaged our business. This is a journey of learnings and we are pleased to be working with DNV.

  • Christian Frutiger,
  • Global Head of Public Affairs,
  • Nestle