Our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) team, supported by an extensive inter-disciplinary capability, delivers market-leading advice to our Financial clients.
We believe strong ESG and sustainability performance offers a profitable path to growth, business improvement and stakeholder engagement. Our focus on the Financial sector allows us to be highly flexible and react quickly to the ever-changing needs of our clients.
How can we help?
We understand how ESG factors provide a leading indicator of overall corporate performance and can significantly influence access to capital. We also help our clients leverage all environmental, health, safety, social and sustainability factors to impact positively the value of their investments.
We advise financial institutions directly, including banks, private equity, infrastructure investors and REITs; plus the organisations and clients they serve across a range of markets. We have particular expertise and experience in Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Mining & Minerals, Energy and Power sectors.
Our team offers advice and insight on:
- Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
- Vendor due diligence and divestitures
- M&A due diligence
- Post-merger integration (PMI)
- Asset retirement obligation (ARO)
- Regulatory support
- Engineering support
- Property condition assessment (PCA) and valuations
A selection of SLR's global Financial clients include:
- Grant Thornton
- Bain Capital
- JP Morgan
Our team includes
Financial Sector Leader - US
Simon works in partnership with Financial Sector organisations to deliver ESG Advisory and EHS Transactions Advisory. Simon’s focus is driving EHS and ESG strategies that focus on value-driven actions and opportunities. In ESG and climate change advisory, Simon has successfully developed strategies to enhance and quantify value at mission-critical assets, with positive balance sheet returns. In EHS transactional diligence, Simon has a pragmatic business-issues based approach, to answer the critical questions related to the transaction under consideration, driving at the value consistent with the investment thesis.
Financial Sector Lead and Senior ESG Advisory Lead
Mark is a senior business leader in the ESG advisory services industry with more than 20 years in the advisory sector, working with industrial and financial sector clients across their value chains in Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Most recently he has led projects on sustainability strategy, ESG signals, and ratings and disclosure. Mark has supported clients on their sustainability transition journey, developed corporate responsibility and responsible sourcing programmes throughout the battery materials and plastics value chains, and developed tools and capacity building programmes for senior leadership training and post-merger integration.
Advisory Services Leader - US
John Turley is responsible for SLR’s Advisory and Transaction Service team in the United States. He has led a wide range of due diligence projects in a number of industries. John has a tremendous understanding of the issues encountered by buyers, sellers, and financial institutions involved in due diligence transactions. This understanding allows John to design and manage due diligence projects in a way that provides all participants a mutual understanding of the EH&S issues involved.
Financial Sector and Advisory Services Leader
Miles is a highly regarded environmental professional with 25 years’ experience, specialising in the sustainable development of major capital projects for project finance through the management of environmental, social and health risks. He is experienced in the provision of ESG advisory services to private entities and governmental organisations and technical guidance in the implementation of international and national E & S standards from the initial environmental due diligence and impact assessment stages, through to implementation, including project and contractor management, regulatory and lender compliance and performance advice
Energy Sector and Advisory Services Leader - Africa
Andrew is a Technical Director at SLR and leads both the Energy sector and Advisory services for SLR in Africa. Andrew is an environmental professional with over 24 years of consulting experience in the energy, power (conventional, hydro, and renewable), finance & legal, chemical, infrastructure and built environment sectors. Andrew has worked on projects in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Angola, Gabon, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Botswana, Gambia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Qatar, Kuwait, Dubai, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Commonwealth of Dominica and Saint Lucia. His areas of experience covers: Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Environmental and Social Planning and Management, Environmental and Social Due Diligence, Compliance, Training and Capacity Building and Policy work. He has worked on some of the largest Impact Assessment and due diligence projects in Southern Africa.