Integrate ESG and Impact into the Investment Process

How we can support your ESG journey

ESG issues introduce unique risks and opportunities to different industries and investments. Whether you’re an investor looking to identify and assess such risks, or a company aiming to attract, dss+ can make it easier to navigate the increasingly competitive and complex business landscape.

ESG integration at all levels
We can support you with the integration of ESG factors across levels, from the investment firm/strategic level to the investee firm/value-creation level, deploying diverse investment philosophies across strategies and asset classes.

ESG due diligence
We use ESG factors to evaluate investments and identify opportunities for value creation by tailoring every due diligence approach to client needs, objectives, strategy & deal volume, whether it’s a fast desk-based risk analysis or an in-depth one with on-site assessments.

Impact measurement, management, and communication
We deliver pragmatic, accurate & decision-useful metrics, identifying impact pathways, metrics & management plans that meet your strategic objectives.

ESG training and advisory
We work alongside senior leaders, investment committees, ESG committees, analysts, and deal teams long-term on strategy, research, reporting, policy & product development, training and ongoing education, target setting, and more.

Our unique expertise

Featured case studies

We’ve developed industry best practices and created many of our own proprietary solutions to get our clients to the cutting edge – and keep them there.

Meet the Team

Explore the background and specialties of the experts who’ll be working with you.

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Jessica Martin
Director, ESG & Sustainable Finance
Jessie is a Director at KKS Advisors and an environmental and behavioral economist with expertise in sustainable finance, impact valuation, impact strategy, and natural capital valuation. She has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate, public, financial, and non-profit sectors and oversees the firm’s strategy, operations, and business development activities.

Jessie is a frequent speaker on sustainable finance, climate policy, and natural capital, and her work has been featured in Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, The New York Times, and by the World Congress for Environmental and Resource Economists. Jessie has an M.S. in Cultural and Environmental Resource Economics from Central Washington University and a certificate in ESG Investing and Sustainable Finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU.
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Tina Passalari
Global Lead ESG and Sustainable Strategies
Tina has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability and management consulting, including business performance, governance, risk and compliance services. Tina specialises in working with corporations on integrating sustainability in their business models and has worked in advisory, assurance, business development, client relationship and project management roles in Europe, the Middle East and the USA. She has worked with policy makers, non-profit organisations and corporations from different sectors and industries such as energy, financial services, food and beverage, IT, infrastructure, mining, telecommunications, gaming, transportation, tobacco and textiles. Tina holds an MBA from the Henley Business School at the University of Reading; an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London; and a BSc in Geology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.