Governance and Sustainability  Services

We help companies and investors build and promote their capabilities for financial advantage and positive impact.

Third Economy is a governance and sustainability consulting firm. We provide high-quality data, analytics and insights to empower companies and institutional investors to build long-term, sustainable growth and make informed investment decisions. We analyze, strategize, and execute sustainability strategies in order to increase financial value, enhance capabilities, and build a more sustainable economy. We call a sustainable economy the “third economy”.

How We Work With You

Financial Advisors

Engage new and existing clients by aligning their portfolios with what they care about through our materiality assessment.


Satisfy investors, improve ESG ratings, avoid activism and build long-term financial value.

Institutional Investors

Raise assets, enhance investment decision-making, and leverage proxy voting and engagement to satisfy your clients and beneficiaries.

What Is the VIA3 Compass?

The VIA3 compass defines what
it means to be sustainable. The VIA3 framework assesses five criteria to improve ESG ratings for asset managers – Values, Impact, Analysis, Alignment and Activism.


Thought Leadership

Activism Defense: Expert Advice on How to Build Trust with your Shareholders

The shareholder activism landscape has evolved and more companies are being targeted than ever before. So how do you leverage your company’s shareholder engagement efforts to avoid an expensive and reputation damaging proxy contest? Read on for three areas of opportunity for companies to keep in mind, from activism and investor experts across the spectrum.

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Why CDP? Strategies for Creating a CDP Submission that Actually Increases Scores

The CDP reporting landscape has changed, as new requests from investors, from consumers and from supply chain partners continue to make these disclosures relevant and useful. But is completing a questionnaire actually worth the effort and the expense for your company? Read on for the finer details on how to best assess CDP for your business.

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SEC Approves Long Awaited Climate-Related Disclosure Rule for Companies

Wednesday the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) ruled on its long-awaited climate-risk disclosure proposal, requiring public companies to disclose certain climate-related risks in financial statements. The good news? The ruling closely follows established frameworks like the TCFD and is a great financial benchmark for climate reporting. Want to learn more about what this means for businesses big and small? We pull out the fine print in our article linked here.