ESG Advisory

Unlocking value

As proud leaders of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) innovation in the mid-market corporate finance space, our comprehensive ESG pre-transaction support is an integral part of the service we provide.

Clearwater International clients benefit from our holistic approach featuring a proprietary ESG Health Check, risk and opportunity analysis, and positioning guidance. Strategic planning and implementation support is also optionally available post-transaction.

With a growing proportion of buyers now linking sustainable business practices with better long-term company resilience, we help our clients to manifest a positive ESG trajectory pre-deal and to improve their positioning with the aim of attracting the interest of buyers and to elevate bids and valuations when it matters most.

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Having a team of experts who undertake crucial pre-transaction analysis and assessment of a company’s ESG and sustainability agenda is not only hugely valuable, but essential to ensure our approaches align and that there is a smooth onboarding process. It is clear this matters to Clearwater International, and their knowledge in the industry demonstrates that.

Rachael Baker, Partner, Graphite Capital

Our ESG Advisory Team

Through our comprehensive service, we will support your business to harness ESG as a driver for better profitability throughout the transaction lifecycle and beyond.
Jo Daley, Head of Impact

Our expert impact team supports companies to embed a strategic approach to ESG that aligns them with the requirements of investors and lenders.

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  • An investor’s view of the ESG landscape

    The second annual Real Deals and The Drawdown ESG: Explore, Strategise & Grow conference, hosted investors and advisers in London, and delivered a wide range of panel discussions, workshops, and roundtable sessions exploring the evolving impact of ESG in the investment market.

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  • ESG: an investors view

    Following the Real Deals and The Drawdown ESG: Explore, Strategise & Grow conference, Clearwater International reflects on the hot topics and trends discussed during the event.

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  • ESG focus rises on debt market agendas

    Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is very much a topic of the moment in the finance market and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the debt markets. As social awareness and government regulation continues at pace, lenders are adapting themselves for a world in which economic success is not limited to financial returns and where high ESG standards will become the market norm.

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