Environmental & Social Risk Management
We have extensive risk management experience preparing environmental and social impact assessments and management plans for internationally funded infrastructure projects. Projects that are seeking funding from international donors and financiers such as the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) must be designed and implemented in accordance with internationally recognized environmental and social standards. Site-specific environmental and social management plans also help reduce potential risks that can affect project implementation or costs, enhance the long-term social, economic, and environmental benefits of the project, help mobilize project financing, and improve the sustainability of infrastructure assets.
We assemble multi-disciplinary teams of international and local experts who are familiar with the environmental and social safeguard requirements of the World Bank, IFC, Equator Banks, and others and have sector-specific expertise in addressing cross-cutting issues such as climate change and gender. We work closely with the project sponsor and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that the evaluation of potential environmental and social risks is grounded in objective analysis, meets the requirements of the project financiers and local regulatory authorities, and considers the views and concerns of the local community. Depending on the needs of the project, we are able to prepare or review a range of management and mitigation plans, including resettlement plans, cultural heritage management plans, and health and safety plans, among others. We can also provide technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of the project proponent to implement and monitor environmental and social management plans.