Hickey Global Launches ESG Services Line
Hickey Global, New York-headquartered economic development consulting firm, has launched “ESGReady” – a strategic ESG advisory offering for economic development organisations (EDOs).
With corporations increasingly taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into their location decisions, EDOs will have to integrate ESG aspects into the standard attractors such as tax breaks and credits, good infrastructure, rule-of-law, low corruption rates, talent pools, and cost-of-living.
Hickey Global says its new ESGReady offering can help EDOs bridge the gap between what companies are looking for in a location and how communities can meet those requirements.
Implementation of effective ESG initiatives has additional benefits for the community itself – including strengthening ties between residents, businesses, and government; creating competitive advantage for business retention; and mitigating ESG risks and financial/reputational damage.
ESGReady’s offerings include training and facilitation to navigate early-stage ESG thinking through concept introduction and framework buildout; translation of ESG work and data into a marketing and awareness campaign; integration of ESG into a business retention expansion and attraction (BREA) approach to craft industry-specific messaging and promotion; and development of a comprehensive strategy to demonstrate local commitment to ESG.
Hickey Global is a full-service economic development consultancy that works with private, public, and non-profit economic development organisations worldwide. The firm’s services span research and analytics, strategy and business development, insights and incentives, organisational development, and workforce development.
The firm is a part of the Hickey family of companies, the principal of which is Hickey and Associates, a consulting firm focusing on site selection and location strategy. Hickey and Associates has more than 50 employees globally, according to its website.