Consulting for Sustainable, ESG & Impact Investment


There are few more fascinating areas of change than those where sustainability and investment collide. In the age of the Anthropocene, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and deepening social divides, risks and opportunities are more numerous, fast-moving and consequential. The expectation of stewardship is a given. Investors are increasingly called upon to show how they are part of the solution, making a net positive impact.

We help clients prepare for and contribute to a sustainable future.

We are experts in integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into investments. Since 2001, our experience, anchored in major institutional investors, spans the waterfront of sectors, themes, asset classes and styles of investment.  

Discern Sustainability works with some of the world's leading investors. We value excellence and authenticity and strive for ambition within the art of the possible. What's possible in sustainable investment is changing, for the better.





    Since 2001 we have covered every sector on Environmental, Social and Governance risks and opportunities.


    Long before the market priced them in, we predicted the rise in reduced harm smoking alternatives, the PPI scandal and the stranding of some unconventional fossil fuels on environmental grounds.


    We have extensive experience of designing, launching, marketing and above all, managing investment and consulting products and services in asset management.

    We created and oversaw the stock selection process for some of the U.K's largest Sustainable Funds, several of which have long periods of significant outperformance of their mainstream benchmarks.


    We are at our best when translating cutting-edge and far-sighted research into analysis that people find stimulating and memorable: from 100 word letters to the Financial Times, to 10-minute reads and speech writing for senior leaders, right through to deep dive white papers.  

    Our content has ranged from an award-winning 30-page report on Genetically Modified Organisms to letters in the Financial Times to 3-minute pitches to board executives making the case for investment in new antibiotics.



Niall conducted a Market Analysis and Entry Strategy for us into Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) services. Niall’s report contained everything we required and nothing we didn’t, to put a business plan in place. Niall has superb knowledge of his industry. He demonstrated a keen understanding of our company’s strengths and where we could best translate them into attractive and commercial offerings for a new audience. He has also helped us explore new business opportunities. On the personal side, Niall is engaging and fun to work with. We can recommended him as a trusted partner."

Director, Corporate Citizenship




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