Social, Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

We assess the conformance of projects with lender and international standards and national regulation.

We undertake social, human rights and environmental due diligence for clients in the extractive, infrastructure, renewable energy, manufacturing and other sectors in order to assess the compliance of projects with lender guidelines, international frameworks such as IFC Performance Standards, UN Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights, and national regulation.

Our work has taken us into complex and challenging environments in a range of geographies, including least-developed countries, emerging markets, conflict, post-conflict and fragile states, as well as developed markets.

Our services include:

  • Assessment of projects against social and environmental performance requirements:
    • Human Rights
    • Labor
    • Resettlement and land acquisitions
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Community health and safety
    • Indigenous peoples and FPIC
    • Stakeholder engagement
    • Environmental requirements – air/water pollution, noise, biodiversity, animal welfare, etc.
  • Regulatory mapping to identity key licensing and permitting requirements with regard to environmental and social performance
  • Governance and institutional capacity assessment
  • Regulatory gap analysis to identify key gaps between international requirements and national regulation
  • Strategies and action plans to close identified gaps

Find out more about our experience in social and environmental due diligence.