SUSTAINABILITY AND ESG ARE CORE TO DOING BUSINESS WELL ON THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
WHAT IS LIFA 360
Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) are core to doing business well on the African continent. As an Africa focused strategic communications firm, we have for years consulted on strategy, communications and branding for a diverse set of industries.
A crucial part of sustainability and ESG is the need to communicate effectively with stakeholders – including to communities and investors – about sustainability in business operations and supply chains.
Lifa understands the importance of 360-degree communications in the realm of sustainability. That is why Lifa can deliver through the line, from strategy development to implementation, keeping the concept of shared value in mind for the business, its communities, shareholders, and stakeholders.
Our team comprises of professionals with passion and deep expertise in sustainability, ESG, stakeholder engagement and enhancing an organization’s social license to operate.
Reputation Management Through
Real-Time Stakeholder Engagement
A bit of background...
We partnered with Ulula !
Integrating sustainability and ESG principles into an organisation’s operations is not only the right thing to do, it also allows businesses to reduce costs and improve their social license to operation.
A crucial part of sustainability is the need to communicate effectively with stakeholders – including to communities, employees and investors.
Communications through traditional channels can be successful at disseminating messages. But we also know from experience that proactive and two-way communication builds trust and strengthens relationships, which in turn protects a company’s reputation and facilitates its ability to implement strategy.
So we asked ourselves....
How can companies really ‘listen’ to their stakeholders in a genuine and authentic manner?
How can we create and receive meaningful, credible and real-time data and information?
The leading digital stakeholder engagement solution to deliver real-time updates and two-way communication to our clients’ employees and investors.
Lifa’s expertise in strategic communications with Ulula’s industry approved digital stakeholder engagement tool, enables us to solve the stakeholder relations dilemma.
While Ulula is the magic software, Lifa is the Strategists, the Implementors, the Analysts, and the Curators and Custodians
WHY IS COMMUNICATION IMPORTANT IN ESG & SUSTAINABILITY?
Navigating through the world of ESG and sustainability can be complex. And communicating to key stakeholders about your organization’s ESG performance can be daunting. However, there are benefits to strategic and excellent sustainability communications:
Strengthens corporate reputation
Creates clarity in stakeholders’ minds
Helps to reposition your business
Enhances investment opportunities
Connects organizations’ with new and existing investors
Lowers the cost of capital
Improves stakeholder relations
Increases license to operate
LIFA'S 360 OFFERING
Through Lifa’s understanding of the ESG and sustainability value chain, we advise and execute against client’s ESG and sustainability needs. We leverage off our experience in strategic communications through the lens of sustainability to support clients across key sectors such as mining, energy, climate funds, REITS, and financial services.
Lifa’s service offering spans three pillars:
Before we begin our support, we map out key areas in your business that impact your overall ESG/sustainability credentials:
What are the material risks and opportunities for your business?
What ESG or sustainability goals do you need to set?
Who is impacted by or can impact your project or company?
We assist in building your narrative (purpose, vision, mission and values), while aligning with your ESG strategy and broader communication objectives.