United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

Square Gain developed and delivered the PRI Supply Chain Environmental, Social & Governance Supply-Chain Risk Management guidance and questionning toolkit. This involved partnership with a number of leading ESG investors including:

  • Actis
  • Coller Capital
  • HESTA Super Fund
  • IFM Investors
  • InfraRed Capital Partners
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Macquarie
  • Meridiam
  • Partners Group
  • Pegasus Capital Advisors
Net Zero Carbon NHS
This ambitious project by NHS England and NHS Improvement was focused on developing a transition tool for NHS trusts to use on their pathway to net zero carbon emissions.  The suite of practical outputs included a Client Brief, Refurbishment Pilot, Transition Tool and Innovative Solutions Library.  The project was co-ordinated by the Carbon Free Group CIC with key development provided by Square Gain.
ISG compliance check and eLearning
Square Gain provided assurance services to ISG accross all divisions (UK and Europe), complimented by eLearning on environmental issues such as noise, waste, pollution, wellbeing and sustainable materials.
Next Generation Buildings, Romania
Developed content on finance options for a sustainable built environment, and the vital role that wellbeing plays as part of sustainability.  This included how Green buildings complement the WELL Building Standard and links to the Green & Healthy Mortgage, for which banks are now offering lower cost financing. This initiative has now grown internationally.
CIRIA - Wellbeing on Construction Sites
Square Gain authored this CIRIA guide, focused on delivering wellbeing on site, during the construction process.  The guide compliments the WELL Building Standard (which focuses on the built asset www.wellcertified.com). The guide focuses on Mind, Body, Culture and the Physical Environment and is available from www.ciria.org
IEMA - Sustainable Finance Guide
Square Gain co-authored the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment's (IEMA) Sustainable Finance Guide, which provides an introduction to finance and sustainable finance for sustainability and environmental professionals.  This includes an overview of financial markets, mechanisms and products, and how to position a company's activities, products and services to benefit from sustainable finance.
Square Gain has recently started to provide training to leading organisations on sustainable finance.
Atmosphere Furniture - Furniture Industry Sustainability 
Square Gain developed a full environmental management system for Atmosphere Furniture, which not only saved cost and reduced risk exposure, it also allowed the company to gain accreditation to the Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP), and to gain Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
CIRIA e-Learning programme
Square Gain designed and developed content and delivery of the CIRIA e-Learning programme for Environmental Good Practice on Site, starting with the design and development of Water pollution and Resource & Waste management modules.  The project was developed using Articulate Storyline and delivered using the Litmos platform, and is CPD approved by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).
Annual Review for Social Partneships
Square Gain provides editorial services and content development on Sustainability for the practitioners element of the Annual Review for Social Partnerships, with a circulation of over 1.4 million copies.
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Projects include consultancy, systems and product development, training services and event development and management. Selected recent projects are shown below.

Recent projects

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