Eshuis' Impact Framework (Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs)
Business OpportunitiesApril 12, 2022 - Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs
This is thought leadership article from PrimeGlobal member firm Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs in the Netherlands, about their Impact framework and how it is helping their clients to become more sustainable.
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Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs embraces sustainability and has made this part of its core strategy since 2015. The company is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the B-Corp Certification and believes that embedding sustainability in a company’s culture and strategy is the key to getting it right.
Mark de Lat, a partner at Eshuis, runs the firm’s dedicated sustainability service line and has created Eshuis’ Impact framework, which is a transformational tool for SMEs wanting to become more sustainable.
Since 2020, Eshuis has trained nearly 60 companies and 100 participants in using the B-Corp standard. Based on this experience, Eshuis developed the framework, with a focus on a strategy as the source of inspiration. With the strategy and opportunities as a starting point, they now help their clients to organize their sustainable strategy by using the B-Corp standard, building the data infrastructure and help them with assurance on the data.
"It is important to focus on the impact the organisation is having and work back from there. As accountants we can too quickly start to focus on risk mitigation. By focusing on impact accounting, you start to identify upsides like new markets that are opened by demonstrating commitment to reducing environmental impact. It is important to look beyond compliance and consider the total enterprise. For this we use the Eshuis Impact framework.” Mark de Lat, Partner, Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs
The Impact framework has been a successful tool for Eshuis’ clients, providing them with the first building blocks of creating a sustainability strategy. Eshuis continues to lead the way as one of the founders of the B-Corp learning communities, together with Saxion Universit of Applied Science.
Their Eshuis Foundation is also helping the next generation which supports initiatives for young people who are focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recently helping a school project with reusing electric cords and wires.
Eshuis Accountants en Adviseurs
Established 1932, Eshuis Accountants and Consultants has grown into a high quality accountancy and consultancy organisation. We love working with facts and figures. However, over ninety years of experience have taught us that facts and figures are not a goal in and of themselves. What matters is offering insight into your financial, fiscal and organisational performances. This insight gives you the opportunity to achieve your personal ambitions and your organisational strategies. Everything starts with our client’s request. Our teams’ years of experience allow us to get to the bottom of complex issues quickly, to tackle and resolve them. This not only goes for the way we handle the communication with our clients, but also for the way in which we accept our corporate social responsibility.Learn more