VPWhite and Ici&Demain: comprehensive sustainability expertise for companies' ESG data


In the context of the European CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), which will be published on 16 December 2022 and will provide a framework for regulatory sustainability reporting, VPWhite and Ici&Demain are pooling their expertise in sustainability and ESG performance reporting.

Against a backdrop of rising expectations on environmental, social and governance issues, companies are faced with the challenge of integrating sustainability issues into their strategies, activities and communications. Added to this are growing reporting requirements to demonstrate the relevance, reliability and transparency of their approaches. These include the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), which will come into force in 2024.

VPWhite, a specialist in the digitalisation of business processes, including reporting processes to support sustainability strategy, and Ici&Demain, an agency specialising in sustainability reporting, are now working together to offer their customers comprehensive support.

The aim of this synergy of expertise and know-how is to generate value for companies at every stage of their sustainability projects. It covers the vast majority of issues facing companies: defining strategies and action plans, transforming and restructuring ESG processes, managing sustainability performance and communicating with stakeholders.

Pascal Francoual, head of VPWhite's Impact division, comments: "It was while working with Ici & Demain on a joint project that we realised the added value of our combined expertise. Against a backdrop of constant changes in the reporting procedures to be implemented, designing digitalisation from the strategic thinking stage makes it possible both to improve the relevance and reliability of the ESG data that is collected, and to optimise the efforts associated with implementing its ESG objectives".

For Pauline Roulleau, co-founder of Ici&Demain: "Sustainability reporting is taking a historic step forward, comparable to what IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) did for financial information in 2005. With the CSRD, qualitative and quantitative sustainability information will now be standardised. Combining our expertise in CSRD with VPWhite's excellence in ESG digitisation is an obvious first response to issuers' questions".
From left to right: Marc Ithurbide, VPWhite Development Director. Elsa Boniface and Pauline Roulleau, co-founders of Ici&Demain - Naouël Bruneau, sustainability manager VPWhite, and Pascal Francoual, sustainability director VPWhite
VPWhite employs nearly 100 people in 4 European offices (Paris, Lyon, London and Munich), who have been helping hundreds of customers with their digital transformation projects in France and abroad for over 15 years. Among them, the Impact teams in the Sustainability division help clients to transform and structure their sustainability reporting function to align it with their strategic vision, in order to implement their ambitions and commitments in the face of environmental, social and societal challenges.

Ici&Demain is a sustainability strategy and reporting consultancy founded by two partners with 15 and 20 years' experience in ESG. Ici&Demain helps major issuers to promote their sustainable value creation on the financial markets, to integrate new ESG indices and to raise their ESG ratings. Specialising in regulatory sustainability reporting, Ici&Demain has to its credit more than 40 extra-financial performance declarations (EPRs), and is already working with its CAC 40 and SBF 120 clients on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

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