Strategy and reporting

Advisory services

Incite provides you access to experienced analysts, coaches and facilitators – where and when you need them. Our global network ensures that our tools and models are leading edge and practical. They’ve been road tested in emerging markets all over the world. Download an overview of our approach here.

 

Strategy and innovation

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Are you seeking a strategic response to societal challenges that directly impacts organisational growth, competitiveness and resilience? We’ll work with your team to analyse relevant trends, position your organisation, and develop a compelling roadmap that informs action over three to five years.

Here’s why positioning is integral to shared value strategy.

Materiality analysis is a systematic process to identify issues that matter to decision-makers. This analysis is a key starting point to creating a sustainability or shared value strategy.

Incite’s VILROS materiality process systematically reveals the value ecosystem to inform your analysis. This enables you to consider value drivers, social impacts and organisational leverage points. These variables are then interrogated against emerging risks, shared value opportunities and stakeholder perceptions.

Are you seeking a transformative team process for rethinking productivity across the value chain, reconceiving products and markets, and creating market enablers? Incite’s Shared Value Innovator™  introduces 21 business model innovations and more than 50 case studies that have catalysed shared value in related and entirely different sectors.

Read why innovation is essential to shared value here.

Performance indicators provide measurable evidence of social, environmental and related financial performance. Performance indicators are typically supported by a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data elements, enabling compliance with the GRI, CDP and a range of other initiatives.

We will train your teams to understand the various types of shared value metrics and help to integrate them into your existing performance management system.


Performance management

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Do you need an internal management and reporting structure to drive and track performance in relation to policy requirements (such as Companies Act and King III) and in accordance with your strategic intent? We’ll help you to develop a governance structure that drives shared value goals while integrating across existing systems (risk, business performance, finance, internal audit, human resources) and relevant board committees (Social and Ethics, Internal Audit, Transformation).

Performance indicators provide measurable evidence of social, environmental and related financial performance. Performance indicators are typically supported by a range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) data elements, enabling compliance with the GRI, CDP and a range of other initiatives.

We will train your teams to understand the various types of shared value metrics and help to integrate them into your existing performance management system.

Organisations require a practical means of maintaining and updating sustainability-related data and knowledge. We’ll help you to identify relevant data elements in support of agreed shared value or sustainability performance indicators.

A web-based document and data management system is available via our association with ISO Metrix and Greenstone Data Solutions.

Wondering where you are on the sustainability or shared value journey? A pulse survey provides a fast and effective review of progress against your strategy or agreed competitive benchmarks.

A review of relevant documents and systems is supported by a survey of selected personnel to provide a competency-based scorecard and clear recommendations.


Reporting

Our reporting team delivers award-winning integrated and sustainability reports.

Through Jonathon’s work with the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), we are recognised as leading thinkers in the global reporting space.

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In the context of reporting, the materiality review is a systematic process to identify issues that matter to a defined target audience. This analysis is an important step within the integrated reporting process. We’ll help you to identify an effective materiality review team and facilitate a concise review process.

Integrated reporting is an approach to corporate reporting that aims to improve the quality of information and to enable a more efficient and productive allocation across all six forms of capital. Our experienced analysts and writers will assist in structuring, high-level interviews, content integration, drafting and review of your integrated report.

Read Jonathon’s reflections on SA’s experience of integrated reporting here.

sustainability report provides a range of stakeholders with insight into an organisation’s performance and prospects in relation to social and environmental challenges. Our experienced analysts and writers will help to focus your sustainability report, craft the narrative and deliver the content required.

We’ll help you create a report that your stakeholders will want to read.

Deliver a concise submission of your company’s performance in relation to the Global Reporting Initiative G4 criteria. We’ll engage with your team to identify the GRI indicators relevant to your operations. Based on this analysis, we will scrutinise your existing suite of reports and submissions to provide a hyperlinked GRI Index that can be uploaded to your company website.

Read Incite’s Geneva-based associate Cornis van der Lugt’s comparative analysis of GRI G4 and the Integrated Reporting framework.

Would your investors appreciate an informed exchange on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues material to your operation? Are you ready to provide it if they ask? We’ll work with your investor relations team to craft an approach and deliver informed environmental, social and governance analysis for your IPO, investor roadshow or individual engagements.

Here’s what responsible investors want to know.


Stakeholder engagement

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Achieve a clear delineation of stakeholder groups, relevant organisations, material issues, hot topics and organisational contact points. We’ll help your internal teams to develop a stakeholder map and database that informs engagement efforts.

Define your sustainability vision and communication guidelines. Following preparatory work, we’ll work with a selected internal team to deliver a messaging spectrum on sustainability or shared value for all stakeholder groups.

Are you seeking stakeholder input into strategy, risk analysis, reporting or business decision-making? Incite’s third party interviewers engage directly with selected stakeholders via telecon or face-to-face sessions to provide analytical, targeted reports. We also facilitate Chatham House style engagements between senior managers and selected external stakeholders on specific issues.

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