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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.”

A bespoke service

SIGWATCH’s analysis of the impact of activism is tailored to your business needs. Our team has experience working with clients across all sectors on the full spectrum of issues – from human rights to biodiversity loss to alternative energy sources.

What our clients say

What our
clients say

“In our experience, SIGWATCH is one of the few sources of ESG data we can absolutely trust to be reliable.”

Our company is based in Japan. Most employees are Japanese and we don’t really know what is happening around the world. SIGWATCH gives us visibility of the global ESG issues and trends we need to have on our radar.

With SIGWATCH, we’re able to absorb NGO data in an awesome way that
simply wouldn’t be possible otherwise. We can hear the NGOs’ voice, to better
strategize and get ahead of trending issues.

With social listening, we’re limited to knowing what people are saying only about OECD. With SIGWATCH, we see not only what is being said about us, but also what is being said about everyone else.

A lot is said and written about sustainability and ESG every day but no one,
apart from SIGWATCH, provides the big picture, SIGWATCH offers a comprehensive overview of what’s happening in the corporate sustainability
world rather than just a narrow snapshot.

“SIGWATCH is a good source to show that NGOs are watching us and watching our clients, and we definitely need to be aware of the issues they are bringing up.”