In a fast-changing environment, industry is under pressure to track and comply with standards and regulations to avoid legal trouble. SIGWATCH uses unique analysis of global activism and campaigning to give businesses early warning of emerging ESG issues and reputational risks. This can help stay ahead of the curve and be informed of issues that can directly affect your business.
From energy to food & beverage to banks, SIGWATCH advises market leaders across industries and regions on how best to understand and anticipate activism risk, use it to proactively plan for your business and engage constructively with all stake-holders.
In conversation with City AM, with whom SIGWATCH has partnered for their ESG Impact campaign, SIGWATCH MD Charlotte Moore explains:
“We do what we do because activism is such an effective driver of change, but also it’s a sort of neglected force. I think a lot of companies, a lot of people in business, and also just the public in general, they don’t really understand a) how activism works and b) how effective it is at driving changes in business policy and government policy, in public opinion, public awareness of issues. And so, why we do what we do is to educate companies and people on that and help them to engage with it constructively as a force.”
She added that in the past, the widespread tendency has been to write activists off as extremists or those with a vested interest or hidden agenda, and to largely dismiss them as being “anti-business” but that it was no longer a responsible thing to do.
“It’s not an effective way to run a business, it’s not a responsible way to run a business and so companies need to engage with that. That’s why we are here, and why we do what we do.”