Our Work

Our core services are designed to meet our clients’ needs and include the following areas, either individually or in combination

Biodiversity thought leadership and guidance

We help to advance knowledge and practice with respect to the management of biodiversity

Related documents: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business series of documents on Biodiversity, business and human rights; ICMM’s Good Practice Guidance on Mining and Biodiversity; the National Biodiversity Offset Roadmap for Liberia; co-authoring the Biodiversity Offset User Guide for the World Bank; The use of Offsets in Forest Smart Mining for the World Bank (forthcoming)

Biodiversity and ecosystem services

We deliver innovative and practical solutions to understand and manage biodiversity risks and support conservation outcomes

Mining client, West Africa, ongoing: Undertook a Critical Habitat assessment, biodiversity impact assessment, prepared a Biodiversity Action Plan and monitoring and evaluation plan to comply with IFC performance standard 6 on Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

Corporate policy and strategy

We support the development of policy and strategy on all aspects of sustainable development or in specific issue areas

Biodiversity strategies: Developed biodiversity strategies and related guidance documents for two of the world’s largest mining and metals companies

Due diligence

We undertake due diligence based on the International Finance Corporation’s sustainability framework and performance standards, or legal requirements

Mining client, West Africa, 2018: Member of the Independent Environmental and Social Consultants (IESC) team that undertook due diligence of a major mining project to ensure compliance with IFC’s performance standards

International Finance Corporation (IFC): Part-time consultant to IFC on due diligence and strategic assignments

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

We project manage or undertake all aspects of the ESIA process, for each of the key stages or on specific issue expertise

ESIA for ArcelorMittal in Liberia, 2017:  Provided the biodiversity specialist input to an ESIA for an expansion of the wold’s largest integrated steel and mining company in Liberia

Stakeholder engagement

We help clients develop stakeholder engagement strategies at the project or enterprise level to understand concerns and support more lasting outcomes

Myanmar civil society engagement, 2017: In preparation for the development of guidance on biodiversity, business and human rights, undertook extensive stakeholder engagement with not-for-profit organisations in Myanmar

Strategic/Cumulative Environmental Assessment

We project manage or undertake SEAs to support a higher-level understanding of the impacts of multiple developments at scale

Cumulative Impact Assessment, 2016: Project managed a cumulative impact assessment for the Port Qasim Authority in Karachi, Pakistan

Water resources management

We work with companies and regulators to understand competing demands and manage water resources equitable and sustainably

Water resources management, Algeria: Managed a strategic assessment of water resource options in Algeria