Press Release: Fidelio Launches ESG Leadership GRID


Fidelio, the London-based Board Development and Search consultancy, launches the ESG Leadership GRID, a tool for Chairs and CEOs, to:

  • align the Board and Executive to deliver value for stakeholders and shareholders
  • embed ESG in the business

ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is not optional. Getting ESG right creates a significant valuation opportunity.

Failure of the leadership team to transition to the new reality will:

  • Limit access to capital
  • Threaten the licence to operate
  • Present unprecedented business model risk

Fidelio recognises that ESG is a leadership competence. The ESG Leadership GRID is a tool for Chairs, CEOs and business owners to build this competence within the business. It comprises seven modules, all critical levers to drive value and change:

  1. Purpose & Value
  2. Strategy
  3. Decision Making
  4. Composition
  1. Remuneration
  2. Risk
  3. Engagement

Gillian Karran-Cumberlege, co-founder, Fidelio Partners, comments: “The Boards and companies that succeed in the ‘new normal’ will have a firm grasp of what both shareholders and stakeholders expect from the business. They will be well prepared for the extreme business model risk and strategic disruption that lies ahead. Fidelio’s ESG Leadership GRID provides Chairs and CEOs with a tool to build this leadership competence – a key determinant of value and success for the new era.”

The Backdrop  

ESG has moved centre stage.  Stakeholders present unimagined business model risk. Government’s influence on business is increasing dramatically. The public’s view of business, already changing due to social inequality and climate change, has been reshaped by the Pandemic. Society is not stable. The climate is not stable. We are facing a recession of a scale not seen since the 1930s. This is exceptionally complex and there is no playbook.

Fidelio is recognised internationally for our advice and thought leadership on ESG, including our advocacy for strengthening Board and leadership diversity. Our expertise in ESG is predicated upon our ability to work cross border, cross sector, cross function, as well as the unique blend of experience of our leadership team.

To learn more contact or +44 (0)20 7759 2200.

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