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Strategy

Helping businesses adapt to the “new normal”.

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Our purpose

To help businesses manage their journey to net-zero carbon and respond to the climate emergency
whilst controlling their costs.

Our organisational flywheel

As we evolve as a business, we have been able to expand our organisational flywheel, which offers the platform for delivering compound growth.

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Our strategic priorities

To achieve our purpose, we consider our strategy over three-time horizons from an economic, environmental and social perspective.

Economic

Assurance services

  • Maintain position as the market leader in UK and Ireland.
  • Deliver 0% to 3% organic growth.
  • Focus on customer service to maximise client retention rates and where market churn is high due to external factors maintain a net neutral position with new sales.
  • Deliver opportunistic M&A that helps consolidate the market where capital is available, and they are earnings enhancing within one year.
  • Deliver a market entry into five new geographies by December 2025, which are earnings enhancing within three years.

Optimisation Services

  • Deliver 15% to 25% organic growth.
  • Focus on delivering Carbon Action Programmes to deliver net-zero carbon strategies for clients.
  • Deliver up to two acquisitions per year that provide additional solutions capability or consolidate the market and are earnings enhancing within two years.

ESG Services

  • Grow our taxonomy and ESG framework agnostic solutions to help Corporate Businesses make their ESG disclosures in UK and Ireland. Expand our offering to support our clients’ business operations that are captured by the emerging EU and US disclosure frameworks.
  • Deliver the five-year organic growth plan set out in 2021.
  • Deliver the SDGme solution for 25% of Group clients by December 2025.
  • Build ESG Impact services to enable solution provision for each element of the ESG wheel.

Software Services

  • Deliver 10% to 20% organic growth.
  • Deploy Capex to deliver 6–8 new technology solutions per year.
  • Deliver up to two acquisitions per year that SaaS services that underpin the Group’s technology enabled Services.

  • Maintain a market leading position for each division in UK and Ireland maximising cash generation for the benefit of all stakeholders.

ESG Disclosure Services (operating within ESG Solutions Division)

  • Leveraging our support for our UK and Ireland based Corporate Clients whose business operations are captured by EU and US disclosure mandates to deliver organic growth of our taxonomy and ESG framework solutions in the EU and US markets.
  • Leveraging our support for our UK and Ireland based Corporate Clients whose supply chains we engage to help our clients decarbonise their supply chain to deliver organic growth of our ESG disclosure framework solutions in various global markets.

  • Maintain a market leading position for each division in each country of operation, maximising cash generation for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Leveraging our support for our UK, Ireland, EU and US Corporate Clients whose business operations are captured by EU and US disclosure mandates to deliver organic growth of our taxonomy and ESG framework solutions in the EU and US markets.
  • Leveraging our support for our EU and US based Corporate Clients whose supply chains we engage to help our clients decarbonise their supply chain to deliver organic growth of our ESG disclosure framework solutions in various global markets.

Environmental

  • Prepare and implement required actions for the emerging ESG disclosures mandates in the UK and Ireland.
  • Improve business processes to allow better management of Supply Chain, Waste Management and Water Management to allow an acceleration in delivering net‑zero carbon.
  • Review the office estate and rationalise to locations that have the potential to deliver absolute net-zero carbon on a location basis.
  • Deliver carbon neutrality for our Scope 1 and 2 emissions and our consumed Scope 3 emissions.
  • Deliver a 25% reduction in water use by 2025.
  • Replace or remove single use plastic by 2025.
  • Reduce paper usage by 50% by 2025.
  • Recycle 90% of paper by 2025.
  • 80% of suppliers by spend making a TCFD disclosure or equivalent by 2025.

  • Achieve net-zero through absolute Scope 1 and 2 reduction on a location basis by 50% by 2030 versus 2019 and in total by 2035.

  • Net-zero for Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050.

Social

  • Prepare and implement required actions for the emerging ESG disclosures mandates in the UK and Ireland.
  • Review learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic and work collegiately with employees to implement “flexible working practices”.
  • Invest in further IT infrastructure to create a best-in-class remote working environment.
  • Implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals within the business culture.
  • Develop a STEM Scholarship programme with a diversity and inclusion focus.
  • Develop a training/apprenticeship programme to support individuals from low-income households develop the required technical skills to work in a low-carbon economy.
  • Launch the Inspired Foundation that will receive donations for products that we share with clients.
  • Create a programme to scale charitable contributions from the organisation in proportion to business growth.
  • Increase supplier engagement on ESG topics, including reviewing Supplier Code of Conduct, taking into consideration the Ethical Trading Initiative and ILO conventions.

  • Expand the reach of our STEM Scholarship programme with a diversity and inclusion focus.
  • Expand the reach of our training/apprenticeship programme to support individuals from low-income households develop the required technical skills to work in a low-carbon economy.
  • Expand the reach of the Inspired Foundation.
  • Maintain the charitable programme contributions from the organisation in proportion to business growth.
  • Continue supply chain engagement and develop an action plan to support supply chain companies improve their ESG performance

  • Expand the reach of our training/apprenticeship programme to support individuals from low-income households develop the required technical skills to work in a low-carbon economy.
  • Expand the reach of the Inspired Foundation.
  • Maintain the charitable programme contributions from the organisation in proportion to business growth.
  • Maintain supply chain action plan to support supply chain companies improve their ESG performance.

“The ‘new normal’ created by the energy crisis and ESG becoming a revenue centric item for most businesses has accelerated demand for the Group’s products and services.”

Mark Dickinson, Chief Executive Officer

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Watch Gresham House Fund Manager, Ken Wotton and our Chief Executive Officer Mark Dickinson discussing the impact of investing in Inspired.

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