ESG and Sustainability

We help investors and companies navigate the increasingly complex political, policy and regulatory environment on sustainability and ESG.

We work across all aspects of the ESG and sustainability agenda, from supporting companies developing and financing clean infrastructure, to those enabling the transition to a green financial sector. We advise our clients on how to cut through the wide range of government and voluntary initiatives, allowing them to manage risk and capitalise on tangible opportunities. We use our deep understanding of how the political and regulatory environment shapes ESG and sustainability expectations, ensuring our clients become known for their leadership on delivering wider social value.

Our objective

Our objective is to drive successful outcomes for investors and companies on sustainability, helping them secure commercial advantage and manage the fast-changing external environment.
Conducting detailed policy, political and regulatory assessments which allow clients to identify areas of commercial risk and opportunity across the full spectrum of ESG issues.

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Working with deployers of capital on sectoral and asset due diligence to shape their strategy and recommending actions to achieve alignment with investor ESG expectations.

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Supporting companies to develop ambitious sustainability strategies that enable them to advance commercial propositions in new markets and manage investment and reputational risks that stem from inaction.

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Working with corporates and investors to put ESG and sustainability strategies into practice, including through unlocking policy and regulatory changes that will help them deliver on their ambitions.

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Our offer

Fund strategy

Due Diligence

Market positioning

Funding, financing & bids

Identifying and seizing investment opportunities increasingly requires a pro-active and lateral approach. Policy and fiscal tools can help unlock capital in areas where there is strong political will to introduce new investment.
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Flint provides commercially driven political, policy, and regulatory due diligence on the buy and sell side.
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Flint helps position investors and portfolio companies with politicians, regulators and other stakeholders.
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Ambitious climate, innovation and economic growth targets and ever-evolving policy, regulatory and political objectives present a range of opportunities for investment, particularly in new technologies and nascent markets.
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Case studies

Sustainability mapping for a big player in financial services
Sustainability mapping for a big player in financial services
The UK hosted the COP26 conference in November 2021. The conference was preceded by the publication of many sectoral sustainability strategies alongside the proliferation of climate initiatives.
The company had just been through major organizational and financial change and was looking to establish its sustainability leadership. This raised strategic questions about the focus and priorities of the company around the UK and global sustainability agenda going forward.
Identified main themes around which the company could structure sustainability priorities, corresponding to areas where the company shared long-term policy interests with Government and regulators.
Set out key COP26 initiatives and associated global activity that will have the greatest impact on the company and be most closely aligned with corporate priorities.
Framed a strategic approach to engagement for those initiatives, including how to shape them.
Helped them understand the wider congested policy landscape around sustainability and how it can align with their commercial priorities.
Informed the company’s strategy and helped them embed a new sustainability approach.
Helped them engage with and influence the most high profile sustainability initiatives and strengthen company reputation in this space.
Sustainability report for a big corporate - Supporting a company with its sustainability priorities following a big capital markets event
Sustainability report for a big corporate - Supporting a company with its sustainability priorities following a big capital markets event
The company wanted to establish a leadership profile in the sustainability space and navigate a complex policy landscape in order to identify priority policy proposals to take to Government.
Reviewed existing corporate materials and made an assessment of the organisation’s sustainability priorities and deliverability with the UK Government. 
Made initial recommendations on the leading ask to pursue with the UK Government and organised workshops to test the initial set of priorities with the business.
Produced a report that included recommendations on priority policy asks, a narrative, specific messages and high-level strategy to pursue asks with Government.
Established a clear set of policy proposals to help unlock commercial benefits.
Agreed on a clear engagement plan to secure a change in Government approach.
Enabled the company to influence Government policy decisions that were due to have commercial impact.

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Sectors where we can help

Financial Services

Flint helps financial services institutions, from established players to growing fintechs, navigate an ever-more complex regulatory and policy landscape and understand the broader political context in which these events take place.

Our experts

Mary Starks

Mary advises clients on economic, competition and regulatory issues in the tech, financial services and energy sector.

Josh Buckland

Josh leads Flint’s work supporting clients on energy, climate and sustainability issues.

Fiona Wright

Fiona advises clients on EU political, policy, regulatory issues, including financial services, ESG, and climate policy.

James Diggle

James provides advice to clients with an interest in energy and climate issues.

Becky Young

Becky advises clients on competition and regulatory matters across a range of sectors.

Martin Summers

Martin is a director in the Markets and Investor Advisory practice

Lisa Keuper

Lisa advises clients on EU political and policy developments in particular areas of financial services and fintech.

Zoe Alipranti

Zoe advises clients on climate and sustainability issues, mainly in infrastructure and financial services.

Alex Goodwin

Alex is part of the Markets and Investor Advisory practice, working on infrastructure and sustainability issues.

Ivana Bartolac

Ivana supports clients on a range of policy and regulatory issues with a focus on sustainability and digital.

Let’s discuss

We will be delighted to discuss how Flint could support you and tailor our services to help you deliver commercial success in this area.
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Case Study Title
Challenge
A late change to an incoming prudential regime resulted in a client’s international operations being brought in scope, meaning the client would be required to hold significant additional capital. The client needed support to consider the options and make a decision about how best to mitigate the impact of this.
What Flint Did
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