your organisational DNA
PROFIT, MEET PLANET
a better business,
for a better World
A STRONGER TOMORROW
today, to be fit
for purpose tomorrow
Who we are
“We didn’t inherit the earth from our parents, we simply borrow it from our children”
At our heart, we are a purpose-led advisory firm focused on driving profit to positively impact our planet.
Headquartered in the UK, EARTH 51 was founded by Akhil Handa to help organisations recalibrate the balance between financial growth & sustainability, and become better businesses shaping a better world.
In 2019-20, we helped nearly 40 clients in 14 countries thread sustainability into their organisational DNA. In 2020, we were awarded “SIGNATORY” status at the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT.
How We Can Help
Grow your financials – profit, revenue, customer acquisitions & retain employees
Assess your performance Vs 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Tell your story – the world needs to hear your journey
Build trust – with investors, employees, clients & local govt
Gain access to green finance
Get an independent 3rd party validation
Remedy fatal flaws across the investment portfolio
Deep screen your portfolio – mitigate red-flags and build resilience
Clearly measure your return on impact
Deliver on fiduciary duties to your ‘Limited Partners’ (LPs)
Align your impact investments to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
Deliver on both profit & planet
As part of the roadmap to deliver on our vision, we are working closely with EARTH 51 to help align our social efforts to Tanzanian country indicators as well as the United Nations SDGs.
“Our partnership with EARTH 51 exponentially increases our probability of achieving our vision to deliver real change in the healthcare sector.”
“Enlisting EARTH 51 has been an eye-opener for us and helped broaden our perspective on grooming startups.”
“We have witnessed a tremendous impact on our brand equity & reputation in Germany & the wider DACH region”
“EARTH 51 & their advisory services gave us the confidence to evolve as a sustainable business having a positive influence on both Profit & Planet.”
“EARTH 51 has been instrumental in us gaining a deeper understanding of our sustainability posture which is central to our vision.”
“EARTH 51 & their unique approach with financial guarantees to deliver on both Profit & Planet is a sign of true leadership in the strategy advisory space.”
“With EARTH 51, we have been able to tell our story to the world that small efforts in emerging markets can have a huge impact at a global scale.”
“Bringing in EARTH 51 as advisors added immense value in defining longer term goals for us with an emphasis on society, sustainability and profitability.”
“Ecologique & EARTH 51 have come together to drive a long term vision of reducing the carbon footprint in Nigeria by 1% before 2025.”
“Bringing on EARTH 51 as strategic advisors gives us complete control over our ability to influence a better future in 2030.”
“EARTH 51 has helped thread sustainability into our organisational bloodstream seamlessly across every facet of our operations.”
Small businesses have the greatest opportunity to deliver long-lasting & resilient business growth. They are innovative, flexible and are the forefront of sustainable change.
Food & Beverage
From ‘farm’ to ‘fork’. Establishing sustainable supply chains & distribution routes is becoming increasingly important to feed a fast growing population.
It is key to ensure that financial companies demand sustainable change from their portfolios & hold clients accountable to deliver on greater impact from their investments.
Transportation & Logistics
The transportation & logistics industry has the potential to make a real impact on sustainability adoption, given its the backbone of global supply chains influencing $5.1 trillion of revenue every year.
The creative sector integrates needs from clients to build products for society. How they source and build these products will have a strong bearing on our future as a society.
The single biggest enabler to shape our global future is the technology industry. It is the glue that ties all other sectors together & has a key role to play in catalysing sustainability for the future.
The farming and agriculture industry has a key role to play across all facets of sustainability. Infusing education and technology skills into this sector is a critical part of the strategy to drive a sustainable future in this sector.
It is imperative that retail builds value that is close to home, reducing the strain on global supply chains & sustainable for the long-term.
With a global pandemic sending this industry into a nosedive, creating sustainable models will help build the much needed resilience within this industry.
Healthcare is central to social progress. Whilst it goes hand in hand with sustainability, its robustness and scalability will determine how well placed we are as a society to tackle the challenges of the future.
Not for profit organisations have social progress at their core but it is imperative that they work together to ensure they pull in the same direction to deliver on truly transformational change.
In an increasingly digital world, keeping business ecosystems safe is critical for both consumers and those in the value chain. As the industry grows in size, they have a responsibility to factor in their sustainability footprint on our planet.
The EARTH SCORE is a representation of the Sustainability Index across all our clients, industry & geographic regions.
Earth Score ®
The EARTH SCORE® is a cumulative representation of the sustainability index across all our clients, industry & geographic regions.
The wheel represents a real-time analysis of our portfolio across a 169 targets encompassed in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Your Journey with Us
A Roadmap to Sustainability
Sustainability Footprint Analysis
Consensus on action
Declaration to leadership & board
Synchronise sustainability roadmap
KPIs & timelines
Check point reviews
Report out to internal stakeholders
Share progress externally
Key learnings optimised & repurposed
Analysis of Sustainability Footprint // 5+ SDGs
Onboarding & Quickstart Assistance
3rd Party Digital Badge Asset – Bronze
1 face to face workshop for internal enablement
Business case expertise for CFO's office
12-24 month strategy definition
Co-development of KPI matrix & timelines
Data Management of output
Quaterly progression indicators
Creation of biz Summary showcased via comms
3rd party "Letter of Assessment"
3rd party digital badge asset- Silver
Bi-annual reviews of business indicators
3rd party digital badge asset - Gold
Referrals for investors
Investor narrative with collateral
Declaration to board & leadership team
Joint case references shared at industry events
Access to Earth Score & think tank research