The way organizations are being valued by investors and society is changing, and the operating environment is becoming more competitive and subject to enhanced regulation. Recognizing these challenges, and with a commitment to supporting sustainable growth, ESG Partners was founded.
ESG Partners provides expert guidance to companies, investors and government on the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that drive long-term, sustainable value. The unique needs of our clients are supported through the integration of ESG factors into business strategy, risk management, governance, and high-quality disclosures leveraging global standards and demand-driven data solutions.
Our goal is to enable clients to become more resilient and competitive, attract talent and capital, create long-term value, and maximize impact across the value chain through purposeful alignment with ESG strategies.
With an appreciation for collaboration and the ability to work across industry sectors, we assist clients to embrace new challenges as opportunities in a rapidly changing world.
We work with start-ups and early-stage investors, through to private, public and not-for-profit organizations in financial services, utilities, manufacturing, the energy sector, emerging technologies, and more.
Nancy Foran, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir.
President & Founder
Nancy brings over 25 years of professional and executive experience to ESG Partners where she provides guidance to companies, investors, boards of directors and leadership teams as they incorporate ESG factors into strategies that create long-term, sustainable value. As a CPA, she effectively integrates ESG targets with financial goals.
With extensive local and international experience, she has worked with start-ups through to multinational organizations, investors, government and regulators, and has navigated regional, national and international complex, multi-stakeholder environments.
In addition to her professional qualifications, Nancy is also educated in the leading sustainability standards and frameworks including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the climate-focused TCFD and is an “FSA Credential Level 2 candidate in ESG” with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
Nancy believes strongly in giving back to the communities where she lives and works, sits on local and international boards, and provides mentorship and guidance to new and emerging businesses and their leaders.
Sarah Weston, BSc, MREM, ADpPR
Senior Associate, Sustainability & Communications
Sarah is a Halifax-based consultant with 18 years of local and international experience in sustainability and strategic communications. She has worked with government, Indigenous, community, and private sector partners and clients to achieve collective goals in capacity building, business development and governance.
In her role with ESG Partners, Sarah brings technical skills in areas such as social and environmental impact assessment, sustainable economics and governance, gender equity, biological diversity, oceanography, climate change, renewable energy, risk management and systems theory.
She also brings professional skills in stakeholder engagement, facilitation, strategic communication, and project planning and management.
Sarah holds a BSc in Physical Geography, a Master of Resource and Environmental Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations.
Despite the nature of challenges currently facing the world, there are also many brilliant minds and solutions. Sarah values aligning them to achieve the greatest collective impact.
Our team is nimble, with a trusted network of experts with deep backgrounds in GHG calculations, emissions tracking and reduction strategies, climate change and data management. This provides you with the right solutions for your needs and objectives.
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