ERM believes that delivering the pace and scale of change that is needed requires meaningful engagement with all stakeholders – businesses collaborating with governments, customers, suppliers, consumers and wider society. We have an important role to play in these coalitions of change by sharing our expertise and experience of how to deliver climate action, protect nature and ensure sustainable livelihoods for all.

Our global footprint and extensive experience give us a deep appreciation of the complex sustainability challenges facing our clients and society. We recognize the importance of collaborating with other leading organizations and stakeholders to address these challenges.

Thought leadership

The SustainAbility Institute by ERM is our primary platform for strategic sustainability thought leadership. The Institute’s outputs are complemented by operationally focused insights from across the ERM Group. We focus on the topics of greatest interest to our existing clients and provide practical and thought-provoking material for those newer to sustainability.


We collaborate with organizations such as the WBCSD, PRI, Ceres, The Capitals Coalition, the Campbell Institute and others to address planetary and societal challenges through actively contributing to their work programs and advocacy on key societal issues. We support our partners through publishing thought leadership, playing an active role in professional associations and delivering hundreds of presentations at conferences, on webinars and in workshops around the world.

Learn more about our partners and commitments.

The ERM Foundation

We encourage our employees to actively participate in environmental and social initiatives and actions to help address the needs of their local communities and others around the world.

For more than 25 years, we have collaborated with partners through the ERM Foundation to make positive socioeconomic and environmental impact. The ERM Foundation enables ERM and its employees to provide funding and professional support for nonprofit organizations and social enterprises that share our commitment to creating a more sustainable and equitable world.