ESIA practitioners work hard to produce detailed studies, but often there is a considerable difference between the measures contained in the ESIA and those which actually get implemented. This is exacerbated in emerging economies, where Western consultancies regularly make recommendations that are very difficult to achieve in an emerging markets setting.
The responsibility for implementing an ESIA usually rests either with a Project Manager with little E&S background, or an ESG / HSEC Manager who may not fully understand how to implement the ESIA’s findings. Further, ESIA practitioners at times do not fully appreciate the constraints to implementation nor the overall business case of their client, meaning certain measures are difficult for the implementation team to realise on the ground.
This webinar draws from over 20 years of experience in development and implementation of ESIA, highlighting key barriers to implementation during and after the ESIA process, as well as solutions to ensure that ESIA measures are implemented as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible.
About our speaker
Based in Dakar, Senegal, Adrian is Managing Director of ESS, a leading implementation-focused ESG and sustainability advisory services firm servicing Africa and emerging markets.
Adrian possesses over 20 years of experience in the ESG and sustainability sector, managing compliance for internationally-significant projects across Africa and the Middle East.
Adrian and the ESS team provide ESG and sustainability support to investors and corporates, focussed on implementation of best practice in Africa and emerging economies. They help investors and corporates to translate words to action, implementing key international standards, frameworks and guidelines (i.e. the IFC Performance Standards, Equator Principles and numerous others) in a variety of sectors, including mining, energy and renewables, infrastructure (road, rail, airports, ports etc.), manufacturing, construction, agriculture and tourism.
Adrian has been recognized as a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Scientist by the Institute of Environmental Sciences in the UK.