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Of BRSR, ESG & Sustainability Reports

Industry Sector | Responsible Investment – Development Financing

Sustainability & Risk Management Solutions

Audit & Assurance – Consulting – Research

IFC (World Bank Group) Approved Independent Consultant

What you will find here

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14+ years

at the forefront of Responsible Investment Advisory Space

20+ types of Industry Sectors

Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Organisations including Steel, Lead, Mining, Construction, Agri-Business, FMCG, Power & Utility, Service Organisations like Educational Institutions, Healthcare, Hospitality, Logistics and many more


Reap benefits from our rich sustainability consulting experience in Responsible Investment ESG – Impact Investment, Project Investment and Development Financing Industry.

Consultivo is an independent consulting organisation and provides sustainability & risk management services globally.

Key Sustainability Challenges

The key challenges for the lender which we help them to solve are risk exposure of their investment due to the lack of sustainability performances of the funded organisations.

Funded organisations find challenges in adopting Sustainable Production Practices, Environmental impacts, Health, Safety and Social issues and increasing cost to meet the national, international legal, standard as well as buyers’ requirements.

Solutions – How Consultivo can help

Remote Support
On-Site Support
Blended Support - Remote & On-site
We provide risk management solutions in the areas of Sustainability and Business Excellence.


Audit & Assurance

Auditing, As-Is Assessment and Assurance programs are actually much more than checking compliance. They are a tool for improvement.


Advisory & Consulting

We provide strategic and operational level sustainability solutions through our management consulting practice.


Research, Study & Analytics

Use our more than 10 years of global experience in Strategic Research, Survey, Study & Analytics.


Training & Capacity Building

We provide engaged learning specially designed for adult learners. The bandwidth varies from Management, Front line executives and supervisors to permanent & contractual workforce.

Range of sustainability services in Responsible Investment & Development Financing Industry

We help financial institutions and capital providers to manage their sustainability risks, to change and to inculcate continual improvement in line with the national laws as well as international codes and standards.

We help them to systematically use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions.

We work together with the funded organisations to strengthen their social, environmental, health & safety and business ethics practices supporting sustainable development.

We help industries to manage their sustainability challenges.

Being thoughtful and transparent about Environmental, Social and Governance risks enhances the long-term value.

We work across the supply chain

We have a long association with different industry sector producers, service organisations and their supply chain members.

It covers Primary Sources (like agriculture or mining), Processing Units, Corporate Produce Network, Processing Factories to Packaging Units, Storage Warehouses, Transportation to Selling Points like Hypermarkets.

Working with multi-layered industry stakeholders

Our association with multi-layered stakeholders of industry sectors helps us to understand the business risks arising out of the stakeholders’ needs and expectations.

The stakeholders include producers, buyers, industry associations, research organisations, regulatory bodies, employee associations & unions, workers, code makers, certification bodies, pressure groups like international/grass-root NGOs.

Our team has rich experience in environmental protection and sustainable development, especially IFC & World Bank Guidelines, ILO Guidelines, GRI Standards, health and safety risk management, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, ISO 26000, and ISO 31000, Corporate Social Responsibility, Community issues and Business Ethics.

Role of Consultivo in Transaction Advisory

There are ever growing demands by investors, the markets and other stakeholders which require an understanding of the broader impact of Environmental, Social and Governance – ESG issues on business. For Financial and Impact Investment sectors, ESG issues are pivotal to business risk management.

Recognizing the importance of these non financial issues to transactions like Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Joint Venture, and supply chain governance, Consultivo maintains a competent team of professionals dedicated to ESG due diligence and transaction support.

We review both the tangible and intangible ESG risks and liabilities associated with a transaction, as well as identifying ESG elements which will provide ongoing value post deal.

Partner with Consultivo in your journey towards Sustainability

Consultivo, a management Advisory, Research, Audit & Training organisation helping global businesses in the areas of Sustainability, Business Excellence & Risk Management both in strategic and operational level.

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Impact Stories

The impact we create. The excellence we inspire.

Read a few of our stories as we partner in the excellence journey of different organisations as an ESG, Sustainability and Responsible Business advisory firm.

Steel plant AESPR Sustainability Report

Independent E&S Performance Reporting as per IFC Standards

The customer is India’s leading stainless steel manufacturer with an annual melt capacity of 2.9 MT and an annual turnover of INR 35,700 crore (US $4.30 billion as of March’23).  The Company’s product range includes stainless steel slabs, blooms, coils, plates, sheets, precision strips, blade steel, and coin blanks.

The purpose was to implement the expansion component in conformance with IFC Performance Standards and to conduct environmental & social due diligence (ESDD) to plan & initiate actions.

To safeguard environmental and social risks and adherence to IFC Performance Standards, we supported our customer to:

  • Implement the Environmental and Social Management Plan as per the EIA Report and as
    required by the Environmental Clearance
  • Develop and implement a Traffic /Road Safety Management Plan including consideration of
    heavy loads transport for the construction phase
  • Develop project-specific Occupational Health and Safety and Labour Management Plans, including Workers Grievance Mechanism and Worker Accommodation Management for the
    construction phase compliant with Indian requirements, IFC General EHS
    Guidelines, Good international practice prior to the start of construction works.

A definite positive trend of improvements observed in the subsequent years.

Relevant Standards and Protocols used:

Consultivo IFC Performance Standards, World Bank EHS Guidelines, ILO Guidelines, SA8000, ISO 45001, ISO 14001, National Legal Requirements


Stainless Steel Manufacturer – integrated operations from mining to the manufacturing of finished products.

Location: Odisha, India

Since 2021

Ongoing project

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Some more answers to your questions – FAQ

Consultivo is one of the practising Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Consultants in India and its neighbouring countries.

We offer ESG risk management, due diligence and impact assessment services for investors engaged in Impact Investment, Development Financing and responsible investment.

We help financial capital providers to systematically use environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment decisions.

Being one of the leading Consultants dealing with ESG in Impact Investment or Development financing, we help organisations with the following ESG related consulting solutions:

  • Development of ESMS System
  • Materiality Assessment
  • ESG Reporting
  • Capacity Building of the funded organisation
  • Due Diligence
  • Annual Environmental & Social Performance Reporting (AESPR)

ESG issues in Responsible Investment or ESG Risks in Development Financing are an integral part of any Socially Responsible Investing.

Our audit, assessment, assurance, consulting and reporting solutions are based on certain national and international standards and country-specific legal requirements.

Few of the standards worth mentioning are

— IFC (International Finance Corporation ) Performance Standards (PS 1 – 8)

— World Bank EHS Guidelines

— Labour Standards from ILO

— Guidelines from different industry associations, relevant Stock Exchanges

— ISO 26000, ISO 14001, ISO 45001

— GRI Standards

— ETI – Ethical Trading Initiatives requirements

However, project-specific ToR (Terms of Reference) generally provides detailed requirements of the standards to be followed.

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