Due Diligence and Risk Management
Natural resource management often sparks controversy and conflict. Indeed, the roots of many wars both past and present can be traced to struggles for control of natural resources. Compliance with national and international environmental and human rights regulations combined with effective monitoring and due diligence has never been more important.
As globalization accelerates, investors and managers must effectively manage risk to maintain social license to operate and optimize production. Successful businesses benefit from improved relations and more sustainable operations, providing a significant competitive advantage.
Governance and reform
Strong institutions that appropriately regulate natural capital are critical.
Well-managed institutions improve the investment climate and provide means to mediate disputes between stakeholders. Reforming such institutions, while installing and developing checks and balances in the regulatory system, can yield valuable, if not essential, benefits for all stakeholders.
Mitigating impacts on the environment is a fundamental component of ecological risk management.
We provide one tool to deal with unavoidable impacts: biodiversity offsets, wherein conservation projects are established to compensate for impacts, so your operation has no overall negative effect on biodiversity.
Project design and evaluation
International aid and philanthropic organizations provide critical funding for the management of natural capital. Effective investments require planning and comprehensive, independent monitoring and evaluation. We help you plan such investments using best practices from around the world while evaluating project success to help your organization continuously improve return on investment.