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ESG Insights: Why Social Performance and Human Rights Advisory are key

Karin Nunan Senior Principal
Karin Nunan

Karin specialises in Social Performance and ESG and Risk Advisory. She has 26 years of experience offering a wide range of consulting services in the fields of environmental and social performance and providing thought leadership contributing to the global dialogue on sustainability, social impact, human rights, SDGs, and governance. She helps companies build strong ESG performance to achieve greater operational efficiency and productivity, while improving employee morale, consumer brand loyalty, investor trust and enhanced access to capital.

Karin specialises in sustainable finance and has acted as principal-in-charge on 50+ global ESIA and ESDD projects across various geographies and sectors, while also lending her technical expertise to social impact, human rights, resettlement, community affairs, indigenous engagement, and labour conditions. Her broad range of clientele includes oil and gas (up-, mid-, and down-stream), power (conventional and renewables), manufacturing, mining, utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemicals.

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What are the implications for UK industrial emissions after EU exit?

Paul Wright Technical Director
Paul Wright

Paul’s previous experience as NRW Industry Regulation Team Leader for North and Mid Wales gives him unrivalled insight into the requirements of environmental permitting and compliance, and in particular, knowledge of how the approach to engagement and improvement can influence the natured timing of Regulator actions. This is complemented by a detailed understanding of industrial business operations gained through over 20 years’ experience of operational and technical management of various sites across a range of industrial sectors.

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Guest Blog - Biodiversity Net Gain in practice

Ida Bailey Associate Ecologist
Ida Bailey

Ida has been professionally involved in ecology relate project management/ research for over a decade, working with a wide range of aquatic and terrestrial species, in the UK, North America and South Africa. She spent her early career gaining a PhD and undertaking several post-doctoral positions  focusing on animal cognition and foraging behaviour. Her career then moved in to ecological consultancy. She is a qualified project manager (PRINCE2 Practitioner) an associate member of CIEEM and a member of the Society for Ecological Restoration (Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner in Training, CERPIT).

Within the past four years Ida has managed the ecological aspects of over 35 projects in Scotland, England, Wales and the USA in: onshore wind (feasibility, EIA, pre-construction, construction and operational phases), grid, forestry, floating solar, conservation, hydroelectric, solar, housing, waste/ landfill, industry and minerals/ mining.

Ida join SLR in 2019. In her role as an associate ecologist  Ida is a member of SLR’s Natural Capital Working Group. This is a good fit with her interests in ecosystem services and habitat restoration. Her broad range of experiences and skills allow her to take an innovate, practical approach to problem solving, and she believes that is particularly important in the rapidly developing field of Natural Capital.

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Brexit - Is your business prepared for 1 January 2021?

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.