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environmental & social

We influence business decisions early in design by managing project induced environmental & social risk in a positive way.

We create bespoke teams for each study, combining our significant expertise with the best local & technical experts to deliver a range of environmental & social performance (E&S) consulting services.


areas of participation


  • lender compliance, E&S due diligence & investment certainty.

  • independent technically-led E&S advice & design validation.

  • environmental impact assessments & permits guidance through the entire process.

  • environmental modelling to reduce risk in design & achieve compliance.

  • project social licensing through stakeholder identification, analysis & engagement.

  • low carbon economy & environmental performance reporting.


io’s differentiators


  • knowledge of lender E&S requirements & in-country regulations which ensures client obligations, risks & liabilities are realised early in the process.

  • technical strength: enhances E&S decision making in design.

  • proven systematic & agile methods in identifying significant risk differentiators.

  • environmental modelling is performed by engineering specialists & not model practitioners.

  • understanding of social legitimacy through dialogue: ensures engagement planning observes cultural sensitivities & mutual respect.

  • advice is given in an impartial & cost conscious manner, maintaining independence from external motivations & influences.


our people


  • we have experts with engineering design, operator and consultancy experience.

  • our cross cultural, multidisciplinary teams are experienced across the whole project lifecycle which allows io to pivot in meeting our clients' needs.

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