In today’s environment, a company’s approach to managing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is widely viewed by stakeholders as an indicator of effective risk management, agility in the face of change and the quality of the C-suite and the Board. To achieve success, a company’s ESG strategy must advance its business objectives – creating new opportunities and driving long-term sustainable performance.

Building on Edelman’s two decades of experience in measuring companies’ trust and credibility through our flagship Edelman Trust Barometer, we provide a market-leading suite of services grounded in strategy and management consulting skills, capital markets experience, legal and regulatory expertise and deep ESG knowledge to help clients build and execute ESG strategies that mitigate risks, capture business opportunities and earn the trust of investors and other stakeholders.

Edelman's ESG team also specializes in the following services:
  • ESG Strategic Advisory: Strategy Development, Board and C-Suite advisory, Governance and Accountability Mechanisms, Market, Industry and Trends Analysis and Insights, Materiality Analysis and ESG Topic Prioritization, and Crisis Preparedness.

  • Planning & Execution: ESG Goal Setting and Metrics Identification, Reporting and Disclosure Optimization, Media and Stakeholder Engagement, Executive and Director Positioning.

  • Transaction Advisory: ESG Due Diligence, ESG Public Company Preparedness (IPO, SPAC, M&A contexts), Post-Merger ESG Integration, and ESG Activism Preparedness.

  • ESG Investor Engagement & Financial Analysis: ESG-related Investor Perception Studies, ESG Investor Engagement and Communications, Investor Day and Industry Conference Support, ESG Ratings & Rankings Optimization, and ESG Investor Base Analysis and Targeting.

  • Counsel to Asset Managers: Enterprise, Product and Portfolio Company ESG Strategies, Client Engagement and Perception Studies, Client and External/Stewardship Reporting, Industry Influence and Initiatives, and Fund Manager Positioning and Media Engagement.

  • Reporting and Communications: ESG Report and Investor Fact Sheet Development, Disclosure Framework Alignment, Web and Microsite Development, Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.


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Our Team


Lane Jost

Lane Jost

Head of ESG, US

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Olivier Lebleu

Olivier Lebleu

Head of ESG, EMEA

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Katie Armistead

Katie Armitstead

Senior vice president and head of global reporting center of excellence (COE)

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