Environmental & social impact assessment
SLR supports a wide range of local, regional and international clients with Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) services across the power / renewable energy, mining, infrastructure, industry, oil & gas, and built environment sectors.
We work closely with project teams to identify potential environmental and social risks/impacts, and develop inclusive, pragmatic and affordable strategies that avoid, mitigate and/or offset significant impacts and risks.
We believe that our ability to merge technical & regulatory knowledge with extensive practical experience sets us apart from other consultants. In addition to the legislation, guidelines and policies at a country level, our team frequently works with the frameworks adopted by international funding institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, EIB, ADB, AFDB, AFD, KFW and OPIC. With this knowledge and experience our team supports clients to achieve technical optimisation, regulatory approval, international funding, value adding environmental social and governance (ESG) performance, and social license to operate.
We operate as one team and service clients from our international network of offices and local partners covering multiple countries in Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. This global reach provides our team with an in-depth understanding of the broader ESG issues that are becoming increasingly important as our clients strive to develop and operate projects that meet the needs of all stakeholders including investors, lenders regulators, NGOs, communities and employees.
How can we help?
- Development of ESIA documents
- Development of Environmental and Social Management and Monitoring Plans (ESMMP)
- Ensuring compliance with regulatory/agency/IFI ESIA requirements
- ESIA Screening
- ESIA Scoping
- Environmental and Social Baselines and Monitoring
- ESIA Project Management
- Environmental Audits
- Human Rights Assessments
- Gender Based Assessment and Action Plans
- Climate change impact analysis and adaptation
- Stakeholder Engagement and Consultation Plans
- Resettlement Action Plans
- Livelihood Restoration Plans
- Land Access, Acquisition and Compensation Plans
- Indigenous people assessments
- Ecosystem services assessment
- Environmental flow assessment
- Critical habitat assessment
- Biodiversity offset management plans
Our team includes
Jeanine Armstrong Gouin
Regional Manager - US
Jeanine is SLR’s US Regional Manager and serves as President of SLR International Corporation in the US. Prior to its acquisition in 2020, Jeanine was Vice President and Managing Director of Milone & MacBroom, Inc., where she was a consultant for 26 years. In addition to her leadership roles, Jeanine’s technical background spans Water Resources Engineering, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, and Regulatory Compliance, including extensive flood mitigation and stream restoration. She has been a practising a licenced civil engineer for over 30 years.
US Manager of ESIA
Michelle is the U.S. Manager of Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and a Principal Scientist with over 25 years of professional experience providing analysis and strategic advice under the National Environmental Policy Act. She leads the Environmental and Social Impact Analysis discipline within SLR. Her work includes data gap analyses, Environmental Impact Assessments, and Environmental Impact Statements working on behalf of both project sponsors and federal regulators.
Fiona has extensive knowledge under the Environmental Assessment Act and Planning Act with over 20 years of experience in both federal and provincial environmental assessments, natural environment studies, consultation, permitting, regulatory compliance, management and monitoring plan preparation and environmental due diligence assessments. She has worked on many projects in Canada and Internationally.
Technical Discipline Manager
In addition to his management role in the business, Alan, who is a MRTPI qualified Town Planner, has over twenty years’ experience of ESIA project management, planning application coordination and socio-economic assessment. He works mainly for energy and minerals companies helping to secure the necessary consents and permits for developments such as wind farms, power lines, power stations, mines and quarries. He has also undertaken research and due diligence internationally for clients in the UK, the Middle East and Africa.