James Strock is a pioneer and longtime practitioner in the Environmental | Social | Governance space. He assembles and works with world-class teams to create extraordinary value for companies, non-governmental organizations, agencies, the military and others, in the United States and around the world.
ESG Drives Value Creation, Innovation
As outlined in Serve to Lead, in the 21st century, values create value. Enterprises and those who would lead them are accountable for aligning values—from an expanding array of stakeholders—and value.
Sustainability is increasingly recognized as a foundational aspect of all aspects of business. Millennial and Gen Z consumers are flexing their muscle, demanding that their values be reflected in products and services. The rise of global issues such as the climate crisis is forcing consideration of unfamiliar, non-traditional risks.
These risks and uncertainties point toward unprecedented demands and opportunities. This includes new arrangements between and within the public, private and independent sectors. Companies often assume what were traditionally considered governmental roles. Cities are stepping into international issues—often working across national lines. Stakeholders of all kinds are reconfiguring and connecting internationally through the internet.
ESG is fundamentally about driving greater engagement with employees, customers and other stakeholders—and about innovation. Investors and other stakeholders recognize that these issues are where present decisions reconcile the past with the future. Sustainable enterprises are built to last. —James Strock
ESG is intimately linked to innovation. Companies who create relationships serving employees, customers and other stakeholders—in greater numbers and depth—are succeeding in ESG because they’re succeeding at innovation. Numerous indices are finding that enterprises with strong ESG records and goals are also succeeding in terms of the bottom line.
The Serve to Lead Group identifies, assembles, manages or participates in project teams. Our mantra: We get it done. We have worked with a range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to NGOs to start-ups and government agencies. Sectors served run the gamut from real estate to energy; from the automotive sector to defense; from food-and-beverage to high tech. We are proud of our clients and honored to serve them.
James Strock’s extensive experience enables him to identify, assemble, and manage teams to create value.
Among our services:
—Stakeholder mapping and engagement (employees, customers, community groups, NGOs, regulatory agencies, legislative and executive bodies, investors, etc.)
—Review and crafting of corporate sustainability strategies and practices
—Combining regulatory and sustainability practices
—Resetting regulatory and community relationships
—Conflict and Dispute Resolution. This includes convening and mediation capacities.
—Management reviews, recommendations and implementation. This can include coaching leadership assessment and development.
—Independent internal investigations and compliance reviews [these, as well as other functions, are often undertaken in cooperation with law firms]
—Internal and external communication strategies and implementation
—Crisis management and communication
—Executive and team coaching
—Board and advisory board service
Our focus is on results. We adjust our approach and team members as necessary to get the job done.
James Strock can help you jump-start your organization’s evolution through a customized keynote speech or seminar, with appropriate follow-up to achieve lasting change. Through the pathway of ESG, your enterprise can cultivate opportunities for value-creating innovation.
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