Testimonials


“We cannot let ESG ratings dictate our ESG strategy; we must first honestly know our material issues, our strengths and vulnerabilities; put actions in place to address those weaknesses – and then toggle to the ESG ratings to see where they can add value.”

Scott Tew – Vice President, Sustainability – Trane Technologies


ESG Navigator provides benchmarking insights that an internal framework simply cannot give.”

Michel Washer – Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer – Solvay


“I consider your work the leading pragmatic, industry-focused tool for (sustainability/ESG) assessment and improvement. Every global corporation needs that.”

Mark Weick, Dow Chemical Company (retired)


“Investors increasingly want to know how we plan to grow our business while addressing critical ESG factors.  ESG Navigator helps us measure that and provides an informed best-practice roadmap. In this respect, it is the most robust tool we’ve come across.”

Jon Newton – Global Director of Sustainability, Materion Corporation


“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


“I’ve always viewed ESG Navigator as a tool for corporate leadership to assess readiness for success in a carbon-constrained world.”

Dave Stangis – Chief Sustainability Officer – Campbell Soup (retired)


“We like seeing concrete examples of companies that are in Stage 3 or Stage 4 on areas highly relevant to us.”

Christine Martin – VP, Public Affairs and Sustainability – PPL Corporation


“ESG Navigator is much more than a tool. Gib has brought together a diverse group of leading companies to discuss and address the latest sustainability topics companies are wrestling with.”

Dan Fitzgerald – Director, Product Sustainability – Stanley, Black & Decker


“Using ESG Navigator, we laid out a roadmap and took it to our Board. (We had previously been using our own scorecard for the annual update.) They were fascinated! This changed our planning process.”

Kathy Gerwig – Vice President – Kaiser Permanente (retired)


“External ESG ratings focus mostly on environmental and social risks – with hardly any focus on governance or strategy. That’s where ESG Navigator is especially helpful.”

Linda Hilbert – Executive Director – Consumers Energy


“It’s very advantageous that the data are confidential. We can be candid with our input, since no other company can see our ratings. Those ratings will provide clarity on where we are in our sustainability journey and where we should focus improvements.” 

Nancy Kralik – Fluor


 

Below are additional comments shared during recent webinars.

Measures Sustainability Integration 

  • “Every company I know has an overarching goal of integrating sustainability into the core of business — governance, strategy, etc.”
  • “This tool actually measures sustainability integration.”

Saves Money

  • “Instead of paying ‘a million dollars’ to BCG to assess sustainability governance and strategy, we can just use this.”
  • “I was going to hire a MBA summer intern to analyze TCFD – but you are already doing it.”

Aligned with Investor Interests (and TCFD)

  • “ESG Navigator aligns perfectly with TCFD.” 
  • “Investors increasingly want to know how we plan to grow our business revenue from ESG; this tool is the most robust out there.”

By Industry – For Industry

  • “We can be brutally candid in our scoring, knowing the data is completely confidential. No other company will see our ratings.”
  • “ESG Navigator is an organized compendium of world-class practices globally.”
  • “We like seeing concrete examples of companies that are in Stage 3 or Stage 4 on areas highly relevant to us.”

Board-Friendly

  • “ESG Navigator speaks the language of our C-suite and board.”
  • “External ESG ratings focus predominantly on risks – with hardly any focus on governance or strategy.”
  • “We showed our CEO the rainbow charts and she loved them.” 

Internal Alignment – Gets Us On the Same Page

  • Say the words sustainability or ESG to different people in our company and they all have a slightly different view.”
  • “Once we went through ESG Navigator as a group, we all had a shared view.”