SocialMarks, the benchmarking platform for the ‘S’ in ESG continues to expand its client base.
SocialMarks is targeting further growth with a focus on professional services firms. To drive this growth, we are delighted to welcome Stephen Arnold as Partner to our team. Stephen brings over 20 years of experience in marketing and relationship management roles in professional services and financial services firms including Zurich, Linklaters, and Clifford Chance.
Mark Webster, Managing Director at SocialMarks, commented on growth and relevance with professional services firms. “We’ve had great success to date with professional services firms, empowering them to understand their social impact and the value to all of increasing that impact.”
The ‘S’ in ESG is widely regarded as the most challenging area to understand and evaluate for business. With 25 years of experience in the ‘S’ space, SocialMarks is at the forefront of combining data, technology, insight, and benchmarking for clients.
Mark commented on professional services firms being central to ESG and the future. “We know social factors such as diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and community are material to firms. We want to help all firms understand their current social impact whilst also guiding them to even greater impact.”
ESG is becoming increasingly prevalent with clients, investors, and the public as they scrutinise how companies are operating. ESG regulation and legislation is increasing and the demand for professional services firms is growing. Commenting on the appointment Stephen said, “I am delighted to join SocialMarks. ESG is a current global business issue. I see enormous potential working with professional services firms both in terms of understanding themselves, as well as how our data and insight is relevant to their clients.”