We work within international environmental and social impact assessment frameworks at local, national and regional levels. Through detailed research and by tapping into the local knowledge of our associates, we help clients understand the socio-economic context in which they operate, and provide them with an assessment of the potential risks and opportunities they are likely to encounter. Our methodologies include:
We work with management to assess the sustainable commercial feasibility of projects and to ensure that the organisation is operational ready for business within its unique environment. We will participate with management and other technical advisors in:
We also act as independent evaluators of operational readiness for investors and debt financing institutions.
Building healthy and resilient relationships is at the heart of what we do. We work with clients to ensure that they have positive interactions with communities and key stakeholders, based on constructive and sustainable interactions. We support the development of effective public policy through engagement with the extractive sector, government and NGOs. The steps taken to ensure these relationships include:
We work with clients to build the necessary capacity, resources and internal systems to equip them to manage social risks and opportunities. These include:
Ongoing review is an essential aspect of managing social impacts. We provide independent advice and auditing to help clients monitor the changing social context. Our services include: