Any project or management activity requires a sound understanding of the complexities and interdependency of ecosystems, regulation, advances in technology and   community/social pressures: mining is no exception. We work with our clients to build business value, ensure project success, and minimize risks and cost, while also conforming to the ideals of responsible development.

 

How can we help?

We see the value in an integrated multidisciplinary approach: aligning regulatory process, environmental specialists and engineering disciplines to develop solutions that   meet the environmental and social principles of sustainability. We also recognize the value of involving multiple stakeholders in project planning and decision making.

    Our services include:

    • Environmental and Social Baseline Assessments
    • Screening, options or full ESIA studies on Greenfields or brownfields
    • Stakeholder engagement, community liaison and resettlement action plans
    • Impact management plans, project approvals mapping & permit applications, consent order development
    • Environmental monitoring and compliance auditing/reporting
    • Integrated environmental engineering solutions

    Our team

    • Shana Westfall Technical Director, Environmental & Social Impact Assessment
      Shana Westfall

      Shana specialises in sustainable finance projects with 18 years of experience consulting on projects around the world and in various sectors.  She is an expert in impact assessment and environmental and social due diligence. With her strong technical background, she supports her clients in identifying and developing pragmatic yet robust strategies to manage environmental and social impacts and risks.

    • Tim Paul Mining & Minerals Sector Leader - Europe
      Tim Paul

      Tim is a chartered engineer and chartered mineral surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in providing strategic development advice; mineral reserve assessment and valuation; mine/quarry planning; permitting & EIA; extractive waste management; mine & quarry closure; independent peer review; and transactional due diligence services for mining and minerals assets in Europe and internationally. He is an advisor to a number of construction materials; industrial minerals & metalliferous mining companies.

    • Brandon Stobart Operations Manager and Financial Sector Leader – Europe
      Brandon Stobart

      Brandon has 22 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment, planning, permitting, and due diligence for international green and brown field projects in a range of sectors including: mining, industry, infrastructure, power, and oil & gas. Key elements of this experience include:  development and implementation of ESG strategies; and assisting project teams to navigate both country legislation and the environmental and social frameworks of international funding institutions.

    • Dominique Buffin Technical Director
      Dominique Buffin

      Dominique has extensive experience in EBRD/IFC/World Bank/ADB-compliant Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Due Diligences for large infrastructure and industrial projects from across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. He has worked for private firms, lenders and governmental agencies from appraisal and feasibility to implementation, monitoring and evaluation. His work has focused on hydropower and other renewable power initiatives, port development, exploration or production phases of large extractive industries projects, transmission lines, and water supply and sanitation.