Making a difference that makes a difference

Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability Consulting

No matter the size of your corporation, sustainability has become fundamental practice for companies around the world. But how can CSR initiatives be leveraged against a tangible bottom line? Most importantly, how can the corporate values your company was founded on be brought to life through CSR that goes beyond mere conscious washing?

Why Choose Us?

We understand your business challenges and imperatives, and we are here to deliver the sustainability strategy solutions you need.

Meraki Services
Your bespoke solution woven into the DNA of your corporate culture.

Why CSR / Sustainability?

”For companies that embrace the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and are able to position this framework at the heart of their strategic considerations, the prize will be considerable” 

James Gomme, WBCSD’s Director of SDGs

“The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.”

Richard Brandson, Virgin Group Founder

You need Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainability in your company DNA right now!

Why do YOU need CSR / Sustainability ?

Let’s disrupt the current status quo !

Paradigm Shift

The last twenty years have seen a paradigm shift in the business environment. A raft of new initiatives now places sustainability at the heart of business operations. Sustainability in your business, once a “good to have” or even a “great to have”, is now a “must have”. 

ESG Ratings

So-called non-financial indicators, the Environmental, Social and Governance or “ESG” criteria, have become a mainstream tool within the investment community for analyzing a company’s risk profile, long-term sustainability and access to capital. It’s vital to understand too, that ESG ratings are sector specific, placing a different emphasis on each of the ‘E’, ‘S’ and ‘G’. This is why tailor-made sustainability goal strategies are so important, and this is just what Meraki Services provide. 

New E.U. Framework

On a regional level, the E.U. will very soon be implementing its own framework that puts Environmental, Social and Governance and ESG considerations at the heart of the E.U. financial system.

Paradigm Shift

The last twenty years have seen a paradigm shift in the business environment. A raft of new initiatives now places sustainability at the heart of business operations. Sustainability in your business, once a “good to have” or even a “great to have”, is now a “must have”. 

ESG Ratings

So-called non-financial indicators, the Environmental, Social and Governance or “ESG” criteria, have become a mainstream tool within the investment community for analyzing a company’s risk profile, long-term sustainability and access to capital. It’s vital to understand too, that ESG ratings are sector specific, placing a different emphasis on each of the ‘E’, ‘S’ and ‘G’. This is why tailor-made sustainability goal strategies are so important, and this is just what Meraki Services sustainability goal solutions provide. 

New E.U. Framework

On a regional level, the E.U. will very soon be implementing its own framework that puts Environmental, Social and Governance and ESG considerations at the heart of the E.U. financial system.

Global Initiatives

Meanwhile, global initiatives, such as the U.N. led adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”), have set vital targets, generating real opportunities for businesses.

Numerous institutional investors, from Dutch pension funds PGGM and APG, to the likes of Ca|PERS in the US and Cbus in Australia are increasingly seeking to align their portfolios with the ambitions of the SDGs and are channeling investments that can demonstrate robust SDG impact. Emerging financial instruments such as SDG bonds, as recently pioneered by the likes of the World Bank and HSBC, and ESG-linked loan facilities are providing yet further signals that SDG alignment has the potential to be an important determining factor in lowering the cost of capital in the long term. 

Triple Bottom Line

There’s longstanding evidence too, based on a host of studies, that confirms the existence of the “triple bottom line”. What this means is that companies that implement sustainability programs can of course, expect traditional bottom line returns and economic impact. In addition, sustainability can drive stakeholder and employee engagement, perhaps gaining the company a placing on a “best place to work” listing at the same time. And then of course, sustainability programs will also generate those all important social and environmental benefits, generating positive ESG ratings.

Why partner with MERAKI SERVICES ?

We understand that for many companies, the experience and skillset required to implement viable joint projects is not available ‘in-house’ or even at all. We bridge this gap, not just with technical know-how, but with unrivalled, hands-on passion and dedication too.

Here at Meraki Services, our role is working alongside you and your company in building a team to design and implement a truly transformative “Social Development Goal” or “SDG” strategy. Together, our teams will work with you to build sustainability that’s best suited to your needs, sets you apart, fully engages stakeholders and social media and really challenges the status quo.

WE ARE BOUNDLESS!

At Meraki Services, our commitment is guiding our clients as they weave the CSR Strategy and Sustainable Development Goals into every element of their corporate culture. What makes us unique?  We are as familiar with the business metrics of KPIs, ROI and all those other acronyms as we are with the realities of day to day life in the bush.

We can leverage our long-standing experience in Strategy, Business Development and Marketing. Likewise, our exceptional experience in building teams for the project “in the field” ensures that every dollar invested creates long term equity for your company. We are committed to bringing our passion to bear for the benefit of all our project partners and stakeholders no matter where you or they are in the world. Breaking down boundaries is our specialty!