MGA supports our clients to reach their sustainability goals by accessing market opportunities, adding value and mitigating risk.
With leading expertise in integrating operational global good practice, we advise on investment strategy, investment processes, reporting and capacity building.
Specific capabilities include:
Strategy, policy development, diagnostic review, peer review, auditing, systems implementation, risk assessment, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, KPI / metrics, reporting / disclosure, due diligence.
We understand the organisational synergies inherent in the successful delivery of sustainability outcomes. In designing organisational frameworks, we apply an integrated holistic approach, developed around our SOAR framework:
STRATEGY and policy development
OPERATIONS and process implementation
ASSESSMENT of risk, impact and goal alignment
REPORT to stakeholders
Alignment with global sustainable finance standards
MGA can develop frameworks and processes to align with international standards such as ISO 32210, Sustainable Finance Standard, and the FAST Sustainable Infrastructure Label.
Both Hayden Morgan and James Dunham contributed to development of ISO 32210 as Working Group Convenor and UK expert, receptively. Hayden leads experts from >25 countries.
Hayden is part of the global leadership for the FAST Sustainable Infra Label launched by the CEO of HSBC at COP26, which is endorsed by institutions with >$100 trillion AUM.
Leading capability for climate risk frameworks and disclosure
MGA has leading capabilities in the identification, management and reporting / disclosure of climate risks and opportunities including:
- Integration of climate risk management into investment decision-making processes, procedures and approaches
- Identification and management of physical climate risks within projects and portfolios
- Identification and development of climate change adaptation investment opportunities
- Institutional capacity building to manage climate risk
- Disclosure of performance alignment with international standards
James Dunham has pioneered integration of climate risk, and has an established track record of supporting financial clients. He previously led development of European Investment Bank’s physical Climate Risk Assessment (CRA) system, from concept to on-going implementation. See Appendix 1 for more details.
Our approach includes application of the good practice recommendations outlined in the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures:
- Risk Management
- Metrics & Targets
Pioneering green impact assessment, monitoring and reporting
MGA is a pioneer of green impact assessment, monitoring and reporting. We help our clients, and their stakeholders, to trust and be confident in the green performance of investments. We apply best scientific practice methodologies – thereby avoiding greenwash.
Our capabilities include:
- Design, implementation and operation of green impact frameworks
- Impact assessment for investment decisions
- Impact forecasting over life of asset
- Development of key impact indicators and metrics
- Showcasing green credentials in disclosures
MGA’s Founder, Hayden Morgan, was instrumental in the design, operational implementation and maintenance of the Green Investment Bank’s (GIB), green impact framework. Hayden wrote the Green Investment Handbook (initially published in full at GIB, 2015, and still used in-house at GIG). This provided innovative tools, templates and best practice. Due to global demand, it was widely translated (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic).