Building lasting value through responsible business practices and ESG strategies

The Middle Way Pty Ltd is a specialist, independent consultancy that assists clients in commerce and government across Australia to:

  • identify and prioritise their environmental, social and governance  issues when developing their business plans, and incorporate them in ESG strategies;
  • analyse the implications of relevant ESG laws or policies from government or relevant industry bodies;
  • develop non-financial performance indicators for their core activities and assets,  and benchmark them against international frameworks;
  • disclose relevant non-financial information on the performance of their organisation.

Enhancing corporate reputation

Organisations that voluntarily disclose the material non-financial influences on their performance can improve their credibility with their investors, customers, suppliers and corporate regulators.  

Many of these stakeholders reasonably seek timely assurances about the organisation’s ongoing capabilities and its social and environmental impacts. They can be especially concerned about its resilience during times of change or high-risk circumstances.

The latter is particularly topical.   An enormous global effort is underway to respond to two immediate force majeure threats, namely, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.  Together they are creating a global phenomenon that is unprecedented in its socio-economic and environmental impacts.

Each presents its own set of risk for all organisations – the pandemic as an immediate public health and economic crisis;  and  climate change, which is driving an unavoidable, progressive and fundamental threat to the very existence of life on the earth.

To be successful, organisations in exposed industry sectors now need to adapt to the near term consequences of both threats.  They then need to communicate their responses to their stakeholders.

Our services

We work with clients to identify pathways for designing and implementing measures to address their specific ESG challenges.

The process identifies the steps they can take for their activities to be conducted in a socially responsible manner.  It also provides an opportunity to show that they have the flexibility needed to address emerging and unanticipated challenges.

Each can also vital signals to investors when they assess how best to minimise their exposure to the potential for value destruction in firms seeking their capital.