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)
  • Reserves
  • Asset retirement obligation (ARO)
  • Sustainability
  • Regulatory support
  • Engineering support
  • Property condition assessment (PCA) and valuations

 

A selection of SLR's global Financial clients include:

  • KKR
  • Apollo
  • Barclays
  • Carlyle
  • Trilantic
  • Grant Thornton
  • Handelsbanken
  • 3i
  • Bain Capital
  • JP Morgan
  • EBRD
  • Brookfield

Our team

  • Simon Mendum Financial Sector Leader - US
    Simon Mendum

    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.

  • John Turley Energy Sector and Advisory Services Leader - US
    John Turley

    John Turley is responsible for SLR’s Advisory and Transaction Service team.  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.

  • Andrew Bradbury Energy Sector and Advisory Services Leader - Africa
    Andrew Bradbury

    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.

Insights

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A CEO’s perspective on ESG

Neil Penhall Chief Executive Officer
Neil Penhall

Neil has been with the business since 1995 and is the Chief Executive of SLR Global Limited and a director of a number of its subsidiaries with overall responsibility for the strategic direction and management of the group. Prior to becoming Chief Executive in 2013, Neil was responsible for all international operations outside of the Americas (Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific). In addition to leading and directing the strategic growth, operations and diversification of the business, Neil had previously been Managing Director of the UK business from 2001 to 2009. Neil qualified as a mining engineer and has more than 30 years of experience in international environmental consultancy.

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Maximising ESG value creation

Simon Mendum Financial Sector Leader - US
Simon Mendum

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.

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ESG diligence needs analysis

Simon Mendum Financial Sector Leader - US
Simon Mendum

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.