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Let Inteb Boost the ‘E’ in Your ESG Strategy, So You Can Focus on Social Impact



In the current business landscape, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies are not optional—they’re imperative for sustainability, ethical conduct, and overall business success. Striking a balance between these three components can be a significant challenge. However, this is precisely where Inteb shines. By bolstering the ‘E’ aspect of your ESG strategy, we empower your business to channel greater focus on the ‘S’ aspect—your social impact initiatives. This partnership offers a unique opportunity to construct a comprehensive and effective ESG strategy that genuinely addresses both your environmental and social goals. As the emphasis on ESG strategies continues to grow, ensuring a balanced approach that tackles environmental concerns while integrating meaningful social value initiatives becomes not just ideal, but a vital component of ethical and profitable business practices.

Understanding ESG and its Three Components

ESG refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and societal impact of an investment in a company or business. These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance of companies:

  • Environmental – This aspect examines how a company performs as a steward of nature. It includes factors such as energy usage, pollution, waste management, and natural resource conservation.


  • Social – The social aspect looks at how a company manages relationships with employees, suppliers, customers, and the communities where it operates. It includes issues like diversity and inclusion, labour practices, and community engagement.


  • Governance – This component involves a company’s leadership, executive pay, internal controls, shareholder rights, and transparency in accounting and tax practices.

Together, these factors provide a holistic view of a company’s overall sustainability and ethical performance.

The Role of Inteb in Supporting the ‘E’ Aspect of ESG

When it comes to ESG, handling the environmental side of things can be tricky. It involves understanding complex regulations, identifying ways to save energy, and setting up renewable energy projects, both in direct operations and across the supply chains. That’s where we come in. At Inteb, we’re experts in these areas. We help define strategy and build a road map to take on the environmental tasks, so you don’t have to.

For example, Inteb has helped numerous clients implement energy-saving measures, measure and reduce carbon emissions, and increase renewable energy sources. By developing and implementing tailored solutions, we empower businesses to make informed decisions that drive sustainable growth. Our successful partnerships with clients across various sectors demonstrate the value of our services in supporting their environmental goals.

With us taking care of the ‘E’, your team can spend more time on the ‘S’ – the social part of ESG. This could be anything from making your workplace more diverse and inclusive, getting involved in community projects, or improving the way you work with your suppliers.

We can also help you find ways where the ‘E’ and ‘S’ can work together. For instance, we could help you set up training for your staff to make them more aware of how to save energy, which helps the environment and creates a culture of sustainability in your business so you can attract and keep the best talent.

In simple terms, we’re here to make the environmental part of ESG easier for you. This means you can focus on making a positive social impact, while still being confident that you’re doing the right thing for the environment.

Focusing on the ‘S’ Aspect of ESG

As companies enhance their environmental performance, it’s equally important to address the social aspect of ESG. Social value initiatives play a significant role in creating sustainable built environments and fostering healthier communities. Integrating social value initiatives alongside environmental goals contributes to a well-rounded ESG strategy.

Companies can focus on several areas to drive social impact, such as promoting diversity and inclusion, engaging with local communities, supporting employee wellbeing, and encouraging responsible procurement practices. By prioritising these initiatives, businesses can create lasting, positive change for the communities they serve.

In the real estate and property development industry, organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of social value initiatives in creating sustainable built environments and fostering healthier communities. Social value refers to the long-term benefits that the built environment generates for surrounding communities. However, a recent industry survey revealed that only a small percentage of respondents were addressing all key social value areas, suggesting there is still much room for improvement.

Companies often prioritise environmental goals due to the rising pressure from shareholders, employees, customers, and society to demonstrate tangible progress. However, experts in the field emphasise the importance of a joined-up approach, as environmental and social elements are interconnected.

One inspiring example of integrating social value initiatives alongside environmental goals is the growing trend of adding green spaces to corporate properties. According to industry reports, a significant proportion of businesses plan to complete biodiversity projects and create public green spaces in the coming years. These initiatives not only benefit the environment but also significantly contribute to the well-being of local communities.

Another approach companies are adopting is forming partnerships with local businesses or sharing private spaces for public purposes. These initiatives demonstrate how businesses can leverage their assets and resources to create social value, benefiting both the company and the community.

However, measuring their impact is a key challenge in implementing social value initiatives. Corporate decision-makers often struggle with standardised reporting and consistent data collection, making it difficult to justify company resources and track success. As social value initiatives become more widespread and their results more visible, companies will face increasing pressure to demonstrate their positive impact on local communities.

In summary, integrating social value initiatives alongside environmental goals is crucial to a well-rounded ESG strategy. By prioritising both elements, companies can create a sustainable built environment that benefits the environment and the communities they serve. Partnering with Inteb to manage the ‘E’ aspect of ESG allows companies to confidently focus on social impact, ultimately achieving a more balanced and effective approach to sustainability.

The Benefits of Partnering with Inteb to Balance the ‘E’ and ‘S’ Aspects of ESG

By partnering with Inteb, businesses can enjoy a collaborative approach that offers several advantages:

  1. Expertise in energy management – Inteb’s extensive experience in energy and sustainability management allows companies to address the ‘E’ aspect of ESG confidently, knowing they are in good hands.
  2. Focus on social impact – With Inteb handling the environmental aspects, businesses can dedicate more time and resources to the ‘S’ aspect, pursuing social value initiatives that resonate with their values and goals.
  3. A well-rounded ESG strategy – Combining Inteb’s expertise with a company’s commitment to social impact results in a comprehensive ESG strategy that benefits both the environment and society.


A successful ESG strategy requires a balanced approach to environmental and social aspects, ensuring that businesses create lasting, positive change. Partnering with Inteb can help your business effectively address the ‘E’ component, enabling you to focus on achieving social impact. We can create a more sustainable built environment and foster stronger, healthier communities.

Are you ready to develop and implement a comprehensive ESG strategy that encompasses both environmental and social goals? Let Inteb help you navigate the complexities of energy and sustainability management, so you can confidently focus on creating social impact. Reach out to our team of experts today and discover how we can work together to achieve a well-rounded and effective ESG strategy for your business. Don’t wait – start building a brighter, more sustainable future for your company and the communities you serve.

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