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Accelerate your ESG journey

 
 
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Start your ESG journey

Unsure where to start? We help you take the first step.

Velocity is Denmark's first specialist ESG consultancy. We help companies succeed by building a strong ESG proposition to attract new sources of capital, tap additional revenue opportunities and become more attractive as employers.


We do this by putting in place a tailor-made ESG strategy and roadmap; helping companies apply ESG frameworks  and set net-zero emissions targets; supporting them in preparing their sustainability report and other communications, and helping them navigate ESG ratings.

 

Our Services

Start your ESG journey

The best place to start the ESG journey is by gaining a clear understanding of where your company stands against its competitors, what’s material for your investors, customers and employees and what the upcoming regulatory requirements are within your industry. Together, these will help to align your key decision makers and gain buy-in for the ESG journey ahead.

Our services include:

  • Conducting a gap analysis and peer benchmark

  • Undertaking a materiality assessment

  • Researching investor and customer ESG expectations

  • Mapping GHG emissions

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Develop your ESG strategy and roadmap

Your ESG strategy and roadmap form the foundation of working with sustainability as a company and must be fully integrated into your overall corporate strategy. We work to ensure that the strategy and roadmap are focussed on what is material and really moves the needle based on your overall business objective, whether that is attracting new capital, customers or employees.  The process of developing your ESG strategy and roadmap enables alignment at executive and board levels on a clear ambition level for the company’s sustainability efforts and the required investment to achieve it.

Our process includes:

  • Determining strategic ESG priorities based on what is material to your company and its stakeholders

  • Setting the overall ESG ambition level and specific targets within priority areas

  • Building an ESG roadmap with initiatives to deliver the ambition

  • Developing the overall ESG approach, governance model and policies

Integrate the SDGs into your company

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an important opportunity for companies to connect to global priorities, strengthen stakeholder engagement and meet sustainable reporting requirements. We help you identify where you can make an impact and avoid the trap of “SDG-washing”.


Our process includes:

  • Mapping your company’s existing impact on the SDGs and identifying which are material (often delivered as part of a broader materiality assessment)

  • Determining your SDG ambition level and setting targets

  • Developing initiatives to integrate the SDGs into your company

  • Reporting progress in the annual sustainability report

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Set a net-zero emissions target

Setting a net-zero target through the Science Based Targets initiative sends a strong signal your investors, customers and employees. However, the decision to commit to a target has implications to your CAPEX and business strategy. We review our clients existing emissions and recommend a target and plan to achieve it, then help them secure approval from the Science Based Target initiative.


Our process includes:

  • Mapping existing scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions

  • Projecting future emissions and opportunities to reduce them 

  • Deciding on the commitment level and set short to medium term targets

  • Making the submission to the Science Based Targets initiative

Report your ESG performance

Investors and customers need comparable, consistent, and comprehensive ESG reporting and disclosures in order to understand your company’s performance. There are several ways a company can choose to tell its ESG story. We develop a strong narrative for your ESG performance and help you adopt the ESG frameworks that investors and customers are increasingly asking for.


Our services include:

  • Preparing your sustainability report in line with regulatory requirements (EU, DK, UK, etc)

  • Sustainability narrative

  • Making TCFD, SASB, GRI and SDG disclosures

  • Disclosing on the CDP platform

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Communicate with your ESG stakeholders

Given the increasing focus on ESG by investors and customers, as well as the rising number of ESG ratings agencies and indexes, companies need to proactively communicate their ESG strategy and performance. We help you make sense of ESG ratings and tell your story effectively.


Our services include:

  • Ensuring your ESG ratings accurately reflect performance

  • Responding to ESG questionnaires from investors and customers

  • Developing ESG investor presentations

  • Creating employee engagement campaigns

 

Our Clients

Who We’ve Worked With

We work with companies at all stages of their ESG or sustainability journey. Our focus is on industries undergoing significant transition and change, such as transport and logistics, shipping, oil and gas, renewable energy, real estate, and cement and building materials.


During our engagements, we typically work with teams from Strategy, Sustainability, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, as well as the CEO and CFO.

Below is a list of clients that we have supported through ESG, strategy and communications projects.

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Chr. Hansen

Client 6

Danske Commodities

Client 4

FLSmidth

Client 1

H+H International

Client 7

Hempel

Client 8

Maersk Decom

Client 2

Maersk Drilling

Client 3

Maersk Oil

Client 5

Maersk Supply Service

Client 5

Ørsted

Client 5

ScanGlobal Logisitics

Client 5

Vestas

 

Why Work With Us

Industry experience

We’ve worked in high-emissions industries and have a deep understanding of the sector landscape and the ESG challenges and opportunities.

Tailor-made strategy and roadmap

We tailor the ESG strategy and roadmap to fit your business context, industry transition and strategic ambition. Whether that be to lead your industry or to satisfy regulatory requirements (not every company wants to lead).

Focus on what matters

We look at ESG through an investor and customer lens and focus on the material topics that can move the needle and help you succeed.

Integrated approach

We combine strategic consultancy with expertise in understanding and communicating with stakeholders. Together, these capabilities help companies to build a strong ESG proposition AND capture its value by communicating with their investors, customers, employees and other stakeholders.

Hands-on with ESG frameworks

We have hands-on experience in implementing ESG frameworks such as the SASB, GRI and the SDGs across different companies. We can guide you on which frameworks suit your company best and help you to implement them.

 

Our Work

 

Investor research for Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service wanted to gain an understanding of investor expectations of oil and gas companies transitioning to the renewable energy sector. The information would be used as an input in the development of its corporate strategy pivot from oil and gas to offshore wind, announced in August 2020.

  • We conducted interviews with leading Scandinavian pension funds, asset managers, banks and ESG experts.

  • The research revealed valuable insights, including their approach to the oil and gas sector and ESG investments and lending, expected CAPEX and revenue thresholds for a company transitioning to renewable energy and how they use ESG ratings agencies and in-house methodologies to score companies.

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About Us

Velocity is an independent consultancy based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We provide expertise on ESG and sustainability strategy, implementation and communication.

Contact
 
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Anders De Lichtenberg

Partner

Anders leads our work on ESG and sustainability strategy, and our science-based targets and TCFD projects.


He has over 15 years' experience within strategy, management consulting and front-line management. He is an experienced advisor to CEOs, boards and senior management within the transport, logistics, energy and real estate sectors.

Anders joined Maersk's management trainee programme (MISE) in 2006 and worked with the company internationally, most recently as Head of Strategy for Maersk Drilling during its listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen.


He holds a MSc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and courses from IMD.

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Simon Taylor

Partner

Simon leads our work on ESG communication and reporting, including sustainability reporting and disclosures, investor communication and ESG ratings projects.


He has over 20 years’ experience within politics and strategic communication and has a deep understanding of the energy, finance and technology sectors.


Simon was formerly a press secretary to the New Zealand Minister of Finance and has led communications consultancies and corporate communications teams across Asia Pacific and Europe.

Simon holds a BA (Hons) in Politics.

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Amélie Huart

Senior Consultant

Amélie leads our work on GRI implementations and supports our projects on ESG and sustainability strategy, science-based targets and TCFD implementation.

 

Accreditations

We're accredited to, or are members of, the following ESG frameworks and organisations.

Client 5

SASB

SASB is a leading sustainability reporting framework. Along with the TCFD, company disclosures through SASB are increasingly requested by investors, including BlackRock and other leading asset managers. Velocity is a member of the SASB Consultant Content Program, ensuring we have the latest knowledge to advise your company on the use of the SASB standards. Our consultants have also completed the relevant SASB courses.

Client 6

TCFD

The Task Force for Climate-Related Disclosure provides guidelines for companies to improve and increase their reporting of climate-related financial information. We have signed our support to the TCFD and our consultants have completed the relevant TCFD courses.

Client 4

GRI

The Global Reporting Initiative is a leading standard used by many companies in their sustainability reporting. All of our consultants are enrolled in courses to become GRI certified sustainability professionals.

Client 1

UN Global Compact

Velocity is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and support the Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Client 1

CDP

CDP provides a platform for companies to disclose their climate impacts to investors, customers and other stakeholders. Velocity is an accredited solutions provider for CDP to help you with your disclosures in 2021.

Client 1

PRI

The Principles for Responsible Investment is a UN-backed network of over 3,000 asset managers in 135 countries with over $103 trillion in assets under management. Velocity supports the PRI's six principle for responsible investment and has joined the PRI as a service provider.

 

Examples of our work

 
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Investor research and ESG assessment

Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service wanted to gain an understanding of investor expectations of oil and gas companies transitioning to the renewable energy sector. The information would be used as an input in the development of its corporate strategy pivot from oil and gas to offshore wind, announced in August 2020.

  • We conducted interviews with leading Scandinavian pension funds, asset managers, banks and ESG experts.

  • The research revealed valuable insights, including their approach to the oil and gas sector and ESG investments and lending, expected CAPEX and revenue thresholds for a company transitioning to renewable energy and how they use ESG ratings agencies and in-house methodologies to score companies.