ESG Reporting

ESG Reporting

Introduction

Understanding the ESG picture on a company is a complex exercise.  As a tentative first step on gathering data and understanding our own impact we have created a simple ESG scorecard for companies, including ourselves, around 15 datapoints.  Five in each of E, S and G.

finnCap ESG Scorecard

Our simple ESG scorecard for companies is based around key datapoints that are quantitative, unambiguous, uncontroversial, easily obtained and – hopefully – meaningful. And we apply those data points to our own perfomance.

How we rank

Environmental

Energy consumption (MWh/£m)

16.8

Carbon Dioxide Emissions (tonnes/£m)

(view our carbon emissions report)

11

Water Consumption (m3/£m)

24.5

Waste Production (tonnes/£m)

n/r

Environmental & Sustainability Policies

Jan 2021 update

 

Social

Employee turnover (%)

12%

Tax paid (as % of PBT)

35%  (3rd March 2020)

Discrimination policies (view our policy)

Yes 

Community policies (view our policy)

Yes

Ethics Policies (view our policy)

Yes

 

Governance

Female representation on the board

28%

Independent board members

43% (last updated 15/3/21)

CEO cash compensation (vs UK median earnings)

21.9x

CEO & Chairperson role split?

Yes

Adheres to relevant Corporate Governance code?

(view our Corporate Governance)

Yes 

To help improve and measure our social, economic and environmental impact mapped to the Sustainable Development Goals, finnCap uses the digital sustainability monitoring and measurement app, Company Tracker on the G17Eco platform provided by World Wide Generation (WWG) to assess our performance against key policies, standards and frameworks.

Below is a sample view of the WWG dashboard.

Our ESG report, ESG Focus, which can be downloaded by registering for our research portal, we put the UK smaller companies market under the ESG microscope, giving useful insight into how institutional investors are thinking about these issues as well as providing a simple, practical approach to assessing companies with our finnCap Scorecard.

Please visit:

finncap.com/esg