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

  • Jeanine Gouin Director of Environmental Management
    Jeanine Gouin

    Jeanine is the Environmental Compliance and Permitting Services Lead and directs the Water Resources Engineering team. She brings over 30 years of experience, and has an extensive background in stream restoration, flood mitigation, watershed analysis, environmental regulations, and impact analysis.

  • Michelle Turner Principal Scientist
    Michelle Turner

    Ms. Turner is 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.

  • David Murphy Manager of Resiliency Planning
    David Murphy

    Dave is the resiliency planner who oversees natural hazard mitigation and water supply services. Project experience related to natural hazard mitigation includes hazard mitigation planning, flood mitigation, selection and development of hazard mitigation projects and grant applications, coastal land use planning, and coastal resilience planning. Project experience related to water supply includes water supply planning, groundwater supply development, safe yield studies, instream flow studies, water supply permitting, watershed protection, aquifer protection, and water system emergency response plans.

  • Patrick Gallagher Senior Planner
    Patrick Gallagher

    Patrick is a certified planner with expertise in land use assessment, demographic and socioeconomic analysis, transportation planning, public outreach, data visualisation, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Patrick has extensive experience using GIS on a wide range of community, environmental, and transportation planning projects. His areas of expertise include database creation and management, spatial analysis, and cartography. With experience in both the public and private sector, his work combines technical proficiency with the engagement of local, regional, and state stakeholders.