Empowering C-Suite executives to capture value from ESG

Craft your business strategy through powerful ESG benchmarking analytics, supported by a toolbox and knowledge hub.

Welcome to ESG Navigator!

ESG Navigator is the premier global platform to help companies capture value from ESG.

Our Value Proposition

ESG Navigator empowers C-Suite executives and your teams to create a future-ready strategy: know where your company stands today on ESG (vs. peer companies and major ESG ratings) - and build robust governance and a winning strategy to capture value from ESG tomorrow.



Fast & Easy

  • Get started for free
  • Complete preliminary assessment in less than 2 hours
  • Immediately compare vs. peers


  • Proprietary ESG Maturity Map
  • A tough 4-stage rating scale
  • 114 “Key Sustainability Indicators”
  • Relevant to every corporate function


  • Crafted in boardrooms in 1997
  • Refreshed annually by ESG experts
  • Tested & vetted by 80+ companies

Endorsed by The Conference Board

“ESG Navigator distills 30 years of industry knowledge, interactions with dozens of CEOs, board members, and ESG expertise into an easy-to-use, online assessment tool.”

Paul Washington, Executive Director | ESG Center


Since 2015, over 80 members of The Conference Board have actively shaped ESG Navigator.”

Uwe Schulte, Director | Global Sustainability Centre

Answers to C-Suite Questions

ESG performance is imperative; yet, C-Suite executives need answers:

  • How do we move beyond the ESG ratings game; align internally and craft a robust strategy?
  • What critical few actions will drive tomorrow's growth while cutting risk and enhancing brand?
  • How will we know we are "future-ready" - with robust systems in place?

Over 100 Major Global Companies Participating

Participating Companies

1. Know Your Position

Answer these questions:

  • How do we really stack up on ESG?

    • Vs. major companies globally?
    • Vs. industry sector (sub-sector) peers?
    • How can we do this quickly, with immediate results?

  • How can we all "get on the same page" re ESG?
  • How do we build ESG into strategic planning?
  • How can we do this quickly, with immediate results?


  • Peer Companies: List of companies
  • Excel: tools and special reports
    • Slice and dice the 114 KSIs
    • Gather input from specialists inside your company
  • Analytics: (>500 for most companies)
  • Data: from >70 large, global companies

2. Chart Your Course

Answer these questions:

  • Where are we most vulnerable re ESG?
  • What are the critical few actions that will:

    • Reduce risk?
    • Drive growth?
    • Enhance brand?

  • Which ESG ratings should we chase?
ESG Rating Graphic 1


  • Pick your Top 10:
  • Best Practices: Library of >500 examples
  • Peer Learning: Webinars and Quarterly Forum
  • ESG-20: Gib's top 20 KSIs that every company should carefully consider
  • Pitch Deck: Presenting to the C-Suite
HR KSI Improvement Areas


"I've always viewed ESG Navigator as a powerful platform for corporate leadership to assess readiness for success in a carbon-constrained world."

Dave Stangis, Partner and CSO | Apollo Global Management

“It’s a simple tool using clear language to help you understand what good, better, and best look like – and what’s expected of you as you progress.”

Scott Tew, VP Sustainability | Trane Technologies

"We take so many surveys (e.g., CDP, DJSI, etc.) - and are ranked against our peers, but we rarely gain insights from the results. ESG Navigator allows us to dig into the contributing factors - and see where the opportunities lie.“

Michel Washer, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer | Solvay

“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

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