We are an ESG Integration and Sustainability Strategy consultancy providing end-to-end ESG services and solutions
Now more than ever, your organization’s sustainability efforts will mean the difference between leaping forward and falling behind.
Changing Habits Solutions will transform this challenge into an opportunity.
We help companies implement the systems and governance to identify, monitor and report relevant ESG metrics and progress alongside as their outsourced ESG support.
Together, we build a solid foundation on which corporate leaders can make sound strategic decisions and improve their triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit.
What is ESG?
ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It represents a set of factors that complement financials as a way to measure a company’s overall performance. It leads management to use a new set of decision criteria that considers sustainability related risks and opportunities, in order to increase their companies’ resilience, gain a competitive edge, and maximize their positive environmental and social impacts in addition to financial returns (aka “triple bottom line”).
Environmental topics cover, among others: Climate change & greenhouse gases, energy, water & waste management, biodiversity impact.
Social topics cover, among others: Employee Health & Safety (EHS), Diversity-Equity-Inclusion (DEI), talent attraction & retention, community involvement, data security & privacy.
Governance topics cover, among others: Compliance, board structure, code of ethics, business model resilience & risk management, management compensation, share of revenue from sustainable products & services.
Different companies in different industries have different sets of material (most important) topics. This means companies must first assess which topics need to be prioritized to improve their ESG performance and generate the most triple bottom line results.
Why does it matter?
- INVESTORS are re-allocating capital based on ESG criteria
- BANKS are associating credit risks and cost of capital with your ESG performance
- MAJOR CLIENTS are asking questions on your management of ESG issues
- GOVERNMENTS are deploying stringent laws and regulations
- STAFF & TALENTS are basing employment decisions on these issues
- MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDER are raising concerns simultaneously
We believe every company needs an ESG function within their organization. Let us be your outsource ESG support to build your team’s capabilities and kick-start your sustainability journey.
We analyzed the impact of remote work on corporate sustainability with the triple bottom line (TBL) framework - People, Planet, Profit. Despite certain downsides, the analysis showed more benefits linked to deploying full or partial remote working, as explained by the triple bottom line results generated. There is no one-size-fits-all solution but our recommendation is a mix of remote and occasional in-person work, adapted to the specific job requirements. Furthermore, in order to reduce the overall carbon footprint related to video use, we suggest to turn off your webcam when not absolutely needed.
A few weeks ago, the city of Montreal unveiled its Climate Plan for 2020–2030. Businesses and organizations play a significant role in the city’s green transition, and those seizing opportunities early will put themselves at a comparative advantage.
We strive to break down sustainability jargons and terminology for everyone to understand. We analyze policy changes and trends for businesses and organizations to use new information to your best advantage.
Your preferred partner to reach Climate Neutrality!
We are proud to be recognized as a resource partner of the United Nations’ Climate Neutral Now initiative to advise and support our clients on measuring, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions.
Get in touch with us today to have your organization certified as a contributor to the global carbon neutrality goal through your climate action!
At Changing Habits Solutions, we acknowledge that our work in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal takes place on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk Nation.