Sustainability Services

Building Sustainable Business Practices Together

Empowering a Green Future for Your Business

Businesses across all industries are recognising the necessity of integrating sustainable practices into their core operations to mitigate risks, meet regulatory demands, and ensure long-term resilience. Moreover, by adopting sustainable practices, businesses not only contribute to a healthier planet and society but also enhance their competitiveness and appeal to investors, customers, and other stakeholders. 

At BDO, we offer a wide range of services to support your business’ sustainability efforts. Our expert team can assist you with net zero transitions, identifying ESG reporting risks, developing comprehensive sustainability strategies, and much more. Explore our services to see how BDO can guide your organisation towards a sustainable future. 


Our Sustainability Services

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    We design tailored strategies for your organisation from scenario analysis to business model innovation to enable you to decarbonise your business, achieve net-zero and create long-term value. Understanding Ireland’s sustainability regulations and ESG reporting requirements, we focus our services on carbon footprint reduction strategies to help you meet your sustainability goals.
    Good governance is one of the fundamental pillars of sustainability. We design strategic business and sustainability-related workshops and training programmes for leaders and management. These initiatives help ensure your leadership aligns with the interests of all stakeholders and promotes long-term sustainable success.
    Stakeholders are increasingly interested in the ESG profile of businesses. We help your organisation ensure that tax strategies and operations appropriately intersect with your corporate ESG vision and meaningfully advance ESG commitments. While incorporating ESG into tax strategies, we support you by:
  • Developing a robust tax governance framework.
  • Keeping you up to date with policy developments, new incentives, and funding opportunities.
  • Managing non-financial reporting obligations.
  • These efforts strengthen oversight, control, and transparency in your reporting.
    One of the most important external factors for our clients in sustainability is assessing any potential ESG and sustainability vulnerabilities, like risks in the supply chain. Our Strategic Sustainability Consulting and Reporting services include:
  • Sustainable trade and ESG risk assessment in supply chains - we identify and help you mitigate risks in your supply chain.
  • Sustainability Value Proposition - we have the expertise to articulate a robust value proposition that incorporates sustainability and aligns with your goals.
  • ESG Data Analysis - Data without analysis is just noise. We will analyse ESG data to uncover insights and opportunities to further support your sustainability efforts.
  • ESG Narrative - we will define and communicate an evidence-based ESG narrative.
  • This comprehensive approach allows us to create a detailed strategy tailored to your company, enabling you to transform your business, meet regulatory demands and increase your business resilience.
    We help businesses navigate, implement and comply with sustainability accounting and reporting frameworks and standards, such as the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). By working with you to determine your obligations under sustainability reporting regulations, we ensure you meet all necessary requirements. Our services include analysing your organisation’s ESG performance, developing strategic roadmaps, and providing independent assurance over internal control frameworks and disclosed ESG metrics. Additionally, we conduct internal ESG audit reviews and gap assessments to ensure your company is prepared for future regulatory requirements.
    Our expert team will help you focus on Green Finance by illustrating how to successfully navigate sustainable finance options in Ireland and worldwide, including green bonds and real estate. Our sustainable finance advisory services will provide you with guidance on how to take ESG considerations into account when making investment decisions and how to redirect financial resources towards environmentally sustainable projects.

Why choose BDO? 

We believe businesses have an economic imperative and an ethical responsibility to do what they can to ensure a thriving, sustainable, and equitable world. How we behave as a business is intrinsically linked to the societal and environmental impact we have, and it is our goal to ensure that how we work today does not negatively impact future generations. 

At BDO, we are committed to fighting climate change. Globally, we work to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner, consistent with a maximum average global temperature rise of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.  

We are a senior-led, business outcome-focused team and our commitment to sustainability and ESG is reflected in the services we provide. When you choose BDO, you partner with a service advisor committed to best practices for ESG reporting in Ireland and globally. We deliver real, impactful results through our client-centric sustainable service offering.  


Frequently Asked Questions

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    The CSRD is a legally binding reporting requirement from the European Union that expands the scope and requirements for sustainability reporting, bringing sustainability reporting on par with financial reporting. It affects all large companies and listed SMEs, requiring them to report on their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts. Compliance is mandatory, and businesses must ensure they meet the detailed reporting standards outlined in the directive.
    Achieving net-zero emissions involves reducing greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible and offsetting any remaining emissions through carbon capture or other methods. Our net zero strategy consulting services highlight how to achieve net zero emissions in Ireland and worldwide. Through our Carbon Advisory, we bring you tailored strategies, from scenario analysis to business model innovation, to help your business decarbonise and achieve long-term value.
    A Double Materiality Assessment identifies the key sustainability topics material to each individual company and evaluates these issues in terms of their financial impact on the company and the company's impact on environmental and social factors. This comprehensive approach helps businesses understand and report on their significant ESG risks and opportunities, meeting regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations.
    ESG reporting compliance involves disclosing information on a company's environmental, social, and governance practices. Key elements include assessing risks in the supply chain, analysing ESG data, defining an evidence-based ESG narrative, and adhering to frameworks like GRI and SASB. BDO helps clients create comprehensive ESG reports that meet regulatory demands.
    Preparing for future sustainability regulations involves understanding current requirements, identifying gaps in compliance, and implementing sustainability governance frameworks. BDO's Sustainability Readiness and Assurance services include conducting ESG performance analyses, developing roadmaps, and providing independent assurance over internal control frameworks to ensure compliance with evolving regulations.
    Scope 3 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions that occur in a company's value chain, such as those from suppliers or product use. These emissions often constitute the majority of a company's carbon footprint. Understanding and managing Scope 3 emissions is crucial for comprehensive sustainability strategies and meeting regulatory requirements.
    The ESRS are binding reporting standards which require the disclosure of detailed and diverse information over approximately 85 disclosure requirements and more than 1,100 data points, depending on what topics are material to each individual business. The ESRS were introduced to help companies comply with the CSRD’s reporting requirements and the reported information must be audited by external third parties and included in the company’s management report.

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Carol Lynch

Tax Partner & Head of Customs and International Trade Services, BDO Dublin
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Michael Costello

Partner & Head of Sustainability, BDO Dublin
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