We specialize in strategic social impact, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business practices.

                       

                        STRATEGY                                                          IMPLEMENTATION                                            EVALUATION

Compliance

Auditing

Reporting

Business goals

Regulatory requirements

Due diligence & risk/impact assessment

Governance, policy & procedure

Stakeholder engagement & consultation

Management systems

Training & capacity building

         Community development & corporate giving


Our approach is based on regulatory requirements, legal precedent and best international practice including: the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,  International Finance Corporation Performance Standards, Voluntary Principles on Security and Human RightsUnited Nations Global Compact, Towards Sustainable Mining - Mining Association of Canada, and Sustainable Development Framework - International Council on Mining and Metals.


We have worked with global corporations in the following areas:

  • Corporate strategy
  • Corporate social responsibility policies and procedures
  • Due diligence and gap analysis/social risk assessment
  • Employee, contractor and community training
  • Community consultation
  • Government, NGO & industry relations
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Socio-political risk management systems
  • Grievance mechanisms
  • Social Environmental Impact Assessment and review
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment
  • Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights training
  • Community resettlement
  • Community relations (strategy, governance & implementation)
  • Community development (capacity building, education & training)
  • Community involvement (corporate philanthropy, employee volunteerism & sustainability initiatives)
  • Sustainability reporting in accordance with global standards and regulatory requirements
  • Sustainability, security and human rights and communications management frameworks
  • Social impact auditing in accordance with best international practice (including compliance and ethics)
  • Agreement negotiations: Impact Benefit Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Stakeholder engagement guidance (governance, toolkit, training, tracking and reporting system)