Area of focus

Business Integrity and Sustainable Development

Doing good business means doing things the right way. Creating positive social impact is integral to companies operating in the energy and natural resources sector. 

Representative experience

EDF on the introduction of a sustainability pricing mechanism indexing the margin of its €4 billion syndicated revolving credit facility to three of its environmental, social, and governance criteria.

Training to the Government of Malawi as regards to sustainable development principles and best practices for international mining agreements.

EDF on its market first precedent-setting €1.4bn issue of Green Bonds to finance future renewable energy projects led by EDF Energies Nouvelles, a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF.

Mars on a 10-year energy supply agreement to purchase green electricity from Eneco's new 20-turbine Moy Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands.

A “Double-Bottom Line” private equity fund sponsor on the formation, fundraising, and maintenance of a U.S. domiciled fund established to make social and environmental impact investments in Latin America.

IFC and Shell Foundation on their investments in a US$30m+ Luxembourg energy fund, aiming to improve access to energy to off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

A global assessment of a global mining company's anti-bribery-and-corruption compliance program.

A solar company in siting utility scale project on Native American lands in the United States that would provide local construction jobs and an energy source for the tribal community and the national grid.

Iberdrola on agreements for the sale of power and green certificates as well as power distribution and grid connection agreements and agreements on providing services of a commercial operator.

Consortium of social entrepreneurs and foundations on the Solar for All Fund, a fundraising venture capital that will invest in developing businesses in Africa and Asia, providing off-grid power to millions.

Royal Bafokeng Resources Proprietary Limited in respect of six separate high-profile fatal mine accidents at its North Shaft, South Shaft, and its Styldrift Mine in South Africa.

Kumba Iron Ore Limited and its subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd on the expansion of its Sishen Mine in South Africa, requiring the relocation on the entire community of the town of Dingleton.

A global risk analysis for a global oil and gas exploration and production company's operations and advising on their anti-bribery and corruption compliance program.

Supporting Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in its global efforts to define and enact greater ethical practices throughout the mining industry and commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

Published Works

Communities to benefit from mining through “social licences to mine” Mining Review Africa

The mining sector cannot be looked at in isolation – it is the "engine room" of every economy in a country with substantial mineral resources. The mining sector in these countries is ...

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UN Sustainable Development Goals and shared value partnerships: Driving business opportunities in the energy sector

With a continuing rise in the world's population and the growth of urbanization, global energy need is set to expand by 30 percent between today and 2040 – the equivalent of...

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Green finance: Drivers, challenges, and developments

What is green finance? Achieving sustainable development is going to require huge financial investment. According to the European Commission, Europe alone has to close a yearly...

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